As you're probably aware, low-wage earners across the country intensified their push for a $15 per hour minimum wage by waging a national day of protest on Tuesday. We took a look at the numbers from the US Bureau of Statistics to see which Illinois jobs had the lowest hourly wages.
Judging by the photo of the person being crushed by a credit card (no actual people were harmed by a giant card), you might be guessing that your share of our state's outstanding debt is pretty high...and you would be right.
"Don't drink and drive" are four words that you've probably heard a million times, yet despite all the warnings, lots of people still do it. And, here in Rockford, they're getting arrested for it more than almost anywhere in the state of Illinois.
These days, it can be easy to get down on our state. The continued budget impasse, along with the political fighting that goes with it, the huge list of hardworking groups and organizations waiting to be paid, and the recent downgrade of Illinois' credit all get a lot more coverage than the good things that Illinois has, and the really cool things we make here.
Illinois' budget impasse is nearly a year old, and while the financial future of our state is up in the air, assigning the blame for the mess is apparently not. According to a new Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, Illinois voters think this guy is the problem.
Talk about your "good news/bad news" scenarios. The good news is that 6 Illinois cities, with populations of at least 10,000 people, are regarded among the safest cities in America by home security provider Safewise. The bad news? Rockford did not make the list.
When I'm looking for information about what's going on here in the state of Illinois, one of my favorite sites to visit is Reboot Illinois. The site is loaded with all kinds of information, including news, politics, money, opinion, and some great lists...