Coming in at No. 1 is philanthropist Marsha Z. Laufer, who has padded Democrats' bottom line by $384,900. Investment firm founder Charles R. Schwab comes in second, with $338,900 going to Repbublicans.
While 40 hours is the standard definition for being employed full-time, a recently released Gallup poll shows that 50 percent of Americans are working far more than 40 hours each week.
The advisory referendum that Illinois Democrats have placed on the November ballot to raise the state minimum wage to $10 per hour is non-binding. Republicans have called the measure “meaningless.” However, if the state legislature were to actually take up—and pass—a bill raising wages to $10 per hour, it would springboard Illinois to the top of state minimum wages.
There's a significant fluctuation in the unemployment rate across Illinois from one county to another.
Thanks to inflation, money doesn't go as far as it used to. And according to some new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, it doesn't go nearly as far in New York as it does in Chicago.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say we governments shouldn't pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for the release of hostages, a new poll shows.
While the black-white gap has narrowed in some categories, it's widened in some and stayed the same in others.
The latest version of a report on Illinois’ national rankings, released recently by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, highlights where the state ranks in terms of tax revenue. With the nation's fifth largest population, it makes sense that in total revenue dollars, Illinois ranks relatively high.
President Barack Obama walks away from a green while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. last week. | AP Photo/Steven Senne
The criticism has the president's aides confronting a question it faces whenever Obama gets away: Is there ever a good time for the commander in chief to take a few days off?
On Thursday, the city announced an expansion Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing program, which will result in 175 new stations being installed next spring.
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