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Taxes Take a Bigger Piece of Illinoisans’ Income Than Our Neighbors

Illinois has been leading the Midwest in something called "Outbound Migration" for quite a while now. Outbound migration is just a fancy way of saying "people leaving the state." One of the prominent reasons for people hitting the road out of here (and there are many reasons) can be summed up in one word. Taxes.

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How Energy Efficient Are We in Illinois?

As the registered and certified dad in my house, I'm duty-bound to spend plenty of my time turning off lights, lowering the thermostat, and most importantly, asking my family if any or all of them were born in a barn. Like the commercial says, it's what you do. It's not that I'm obsessed with energy efficiency, it's more of an obsession about paying less in utilities. Is your house different?

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How Financially Savvy are Illinoisans? We Could Be Better

I've heard people make the argument that schools should be teaching students life skills like balancing a checkbook, paying bills, or creating/maintaining a savings program. I tend to agree, and seeing where our state ranks among "financially savvy" states justifies that feeling for me.

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New Rankings Say Illinois is a Pretty Good State to be a Teacher

With World Teachers Day coming up on October 5th, a new study says that teachers who've chosen to educate in the state of Illinois have made a good choice of places to teach.

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An Illinois City Is Listed As the Worst Place To Raise Kids

If you're looking to raise your kids in a great environment then you need to avoid this Illinois city. It was recently listed as one of the worst places to raise your children.

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A New Study Lists Illinois as the 49th Most Patriotic State

A study of the most patriotic states in the U.S. seems to be saying that other than New Jersey, 48 states in the country are more patriotic than we are here in the Land of Lincoln.

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New Study Shows That Illinois is a Pretty Good Place to Raise Kids

We've often lamented that Illinois too often shows up poorly in lists of good things about states, and ranks very highly on the lists of bad things. When it comes to raising kids, it seems that we're not great, but we're doing pretty well.

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Illinois Is the 6th Best State for Working Moms

Unfortunately, Illinois often finds itself around the bottom of good lists, and at or near the top of the bad lists. Sometimes, albeit rarely, we find a good list that Illinois actually holds a high position on. Today, we learn that Illinois is a pretty good state for working moms.

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Does Illinois Have a Gambling Problem?

With the Kentucky Derby coming up next weekend, Americans will be digging in their pockets to wager somewhere around $100 million on the event. As for gambling in general, Americans will lose around $100 billion dollars this year. Has gambling become a really big problem? In some parts of the nation, the answer is yes. How about Illinois?

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Report: Requiring Genetically-Modified Foods To Be Labeled Would Be Unnecessary, Costly

John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network

The argument for labeling foods with genetically-engineered ingredients isn’t based on science, according to a University of Illinois professor...

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