Illinois Real Estate Chicago And Rural Areas

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Illinois can be divided into Chicago and rural areas. Alas, the same can be said for Illinois real estate prices. Illinois The birth home of President Lincoln, Illinois is a state with two identities. Chicago is an overwhelming presence and essentially a state unto itself. The rest of Illinois can be classified as much more […]


Dick Butkus 1965 Draft Day Picks

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Dick Butkus was born on December 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, and is widely known as one of the greatest football players of all time. Not only did Butkus have all of the physical skills to be a top notch player throughout his career, but he was always known as one of the smartest as […]


Illinois Casinos

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Illinois is home to riverboat casinos, and there are 9 major casinos in Illinois. Illinois casinos have been limited by the government’s restrictions and are taxed at the highest rate in the nation. The laws also limit the amount of gaming licenses that can be issued to 9, and the state is now at the […]


Illinois Schools Celebrate Funding

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It’s a rare occurrence when both of the state’s teachers’ unions and the governor come to an agreement on funding. That’s exactly what Illinois Schools experienced in March of this year when Governor Rod R. Blagojevich received the endorsements of the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Education Association. The praise was given for […]


Illinois Schools Implement Quality Recommendations

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At the end of the 2006-2007 school year, educators, administrators and legislators gathered to discuss policies and recommend strategies for the Illinois Schools. The focus of the forum was to discuss educational reforms that have shown the greatest results, and to create specific recommendations for the Illinois Schools. Policies That Could Work for Illinois Schools […]


Illinois Schools Put Money Where It S Needed Most

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Public school student populations are by nature diverse. Any child from any family can attend a public school at no charge. The whole point of public education is to give children access to the education they need in order to be successful in society. Education is no longer a privilege of the wealthy. This does […]


Are More Charter Schools In The Chicago Schools Future

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Ever since George W. Bush took the oath of president of the United States, he and his administration have instituted many federally mandated changes for public schools across the nation. Now, according to Margaret Spellings, education secretary for the Bush Administration, there may be more that directly affect the Chicago Schools and the state of […]


Can Money Build Character In Illinois Schools

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Can money help build character? That is what many Illinois Schools are banking on. The Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) Network will receive a grant of $471,038 to fund a four-year program character education program in the Illinois Schools. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced that the state will receive on […]


Sleep Centers For Your Snoring Problem In Illinois

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Sleep centers are facilities that are built in order to diagnose and treat a wide variety of sleep disorders. They can be based in a hospital, university, or they can be freestanding facilities. Those sleep disorder centers that are accredited – such as the ones that treat snoring problems – are invited to become members […]


The Prairie And Prosperity Of Illinois

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The Land of Lincoln sprawls over 56,400 square-miles primarily of prairie, but half of its population of 12 million is concentrated in the greater Chicago area. Let’s explore the five regions of downstate and then discover Chicagoland. Southern This region is home to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, which is a 25-mile trail through the […]


Discovering The Hotels In Downtown Chicago Illinois

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“I give you Chicago,” the journalist H.L Mencken had once written. “It is not London and Harvard. It is not Paris and buttermilk. It is American in every chitling and sparerib. It is alive from snout to tail.” Chicago is a city much romanticized in novels and movies. But who could blame writers and playwrights […]


Life In The Land Of Lincoln Explore Illinois Illinois Travel Information

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Illinois is a myriad of sites and sounds, history and multiculturalism, all blended harmoniously into what is considered a perfect microcosm of the United States. The exploding diversity of the north and Chicagoland balances perfectly with the wilderness and historic sites of the south. The major financial, cultural and commercial hub of Illinois, Chicago, is […]


Illinois Mortgage What To Expect When Buying A Home In Illinois

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Maybe you’re buying your first home in Illinois, or perhaps you’re relocating to Illinois from another state. Either way, it’s important that you educate yourself on Illinois home loans before shopping for a home and mortgage. This article explains what you’ll need to know before buying a home in Illinois: The price of homes in […]


Will You Have To Pay Back The Debt Anyway

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The most widely held misconception about bankruptcy is that it’s the debtor’s version of the “get out of jail free” card in Monopoly. While most people know that bankruptcy affects your credit for 7 to 10 years, very few people know that it’s possible that you’ll have to pay back the debt anyway, even if […]