Eastern Illinois

Illinois fireworks by county for Fourth of July in 2017
Jun 21, 2017

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and we don't know about you, but we're ready to wa...

Following S&P rating downgrades, 5 Illinois universities now have junk bond status
Apr 21, 2017

Just days after Moody’s Investors Service placed six of Illinois’ public universities under r...

Dear Bruce: I'm breaking up with you
Mar 08, 2017

Dear Bruce Rauner, I’m breaking up with you.  Because ours has been a committed relationshi...

Let's make one more resolution that could truly help save Illinois
Jan 02, 2017

Opinion You should be over the holiday hangover by now. So, what do you say to one more resolu...

List of Illinois County Fairs in 2016
Jul 28, 2016

Looking for something to do this weekend? Then you're in luck! We are smack dab in the middle o...

Rape crisis centers to autism: Atlas of Austerity maps 15 ways the Illinois budget crisis hurts Illinois
May 28, 2016

(Editor's note: The list below presents a condensed version of the Illinois Atlas of Austerity, a...

13 unusual Illinois festivals you gotta see to believe
May 08, 2016

Even though Illinois may be (in)famous for political corruption,  we also know how to throw a da...

10 notorious stories of witchcraft in Illinois
Apr 07, 2016

While many historians have attempted to dismiss tales of witchcraft as “superstitions of the pa...

These 10 Illinois city managers make more than any U.S. governor
Mar 29, 2016

New report spotlights the generous, pensionable salaries of Illinois city managers A new repor...

Top 10 Crimes among Illinois Department of Corrections inmates
Feb 09, 2016

The Illinois Department of Corrections houses more than 45,000 inmates in 25 correctional facilit...

A decade of lost Illinois landmarks
Jan 29, 2016

Since 2007, Illinois has lost at least seven destinations popular with legend trippers. Later th...

Think the Illinois budget crisis isn't having an effect? Then you need to see this
Jan 08, 2016

Time without an Illinois budgetCount Up By law, an Illinois budget for FY 2016 was suppos...

15 unique Illinois fall festivals happening in October
Oct 02, 2015

October is here and that means there are plenty of fun festivals to welcome fall's arrival. ...

Get lost in 10 of the craziest corn mazes in Illinois
Sep 18, 2015

With the vast expanse of corn fields in Illinois, it only makes sense that we'd be home to some ...

Illinois colleges whose graduates are making the most money
Aug 27, 2015

Beyond making friends, getting to experience a unique bridge between adolescence and adulthood an...


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