In a new report titled “State of Tobacco Control,” the American Lung Association gives Illinois grades in funding for smoking cessation and prevention programs, tobacco taxation and access to existing quit-smoking services.
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.
Having been the victim of a car theft myself, I can tell you that it's a pretty unpleasant experience (as you might have already guessed). Luckily, no one was threatened or hurt--although I never saw my car or the stuff in it ever again. Maybe I should have gone with a less theft-inviting model.
It's not the category that any state wants to lead the nation with, but Illinois' 8th graders and high school seniors are more likely to booze it up than anywhere else in the nation. And, nearly half of those kids are heading for a problem later in life.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.
A preliminary report was filed Wednesday in a lawsuit by anti-patronage activist Michael Shakman against IDOT...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is refusing to release an investigative report into sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor.
The Democrat declined a follow-up Freedom of Information Act request on Tuesday from The Associated Press seeking a copy of the investigative report...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
Auditor General William Holland reported Thursday the Department of Children and Family Services does not keep reports on the total number of missing children in a year or their previous locations...