Chicago Stats

Member of the 24/7 Wall St. Media Network

Author:

This Chicago Cub Trade Was One of the Worst in Baseball History

With the exception of the small European country of Monaco, the United States has more cars per capita than every other country in the world. For better or worse, the United States is a country uniquely dependent on the personal automobile. Driving, while a practical necessity for millions of Americans, can also be a financial […]

Do You Know How Illinois Was Founded?

Since the United States of America declared its independence from the British Empire, every state has carved out its own individual identity, with a different cultural mix and a variety of languages spoken. From the 13 original colonies to 50 different states, each part of the country has had a unique journey to become one […]

This Chicago Commuter Town is the Best City to Live in Illinois

There are nearly 20,000 villages, towns, and cities across the 50 states, and not all of them are equally conducive to the well-being of those who live there. While quality of life is subject to a range of factors — close relationships and personal health being among the most important — the local community and […]

Illinois Is Among the Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

A record high 64% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a 2017 Gallup Poll. Support for legalization is rooted in changing perceptions of the drug’s potential harm, as well as the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars in marijuana sales and excise tax revenue for state governments. The growing acceptance […]

Why the Great Chicago Fire is the Worst Tragedy in Illinois

October’s massacre in Las Vegas represents the latest in a string of mass shootings that have killed hundreds across the country over the last two decades. Between the historic fires in California, the series of hurricanes that have devastated Puerto Rico and states in the Gulf, and the Vegas massacre, for some it may seem […]

Why Chicago is the 2nd Worst City in America to Drive

Having a car inspires feelings of freedom and conjures images of the open road. But the reality of being an auto owner can be an entirely different experience. High gas prices, long commutes, and sometimes deadly accidents are daily concerns for drivers. The drawbacks to car ownership and driving are far more pronounced in some […]

Illinois Among the States With the Lowest Rates of Divorce

Marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment to another person, but the reality is many marriages end in divorce. According to the Census Bureau, 9.7% of males over 15 years old and 8.8% of females over 15 years old are divorced. Myriad issues — including work stress, money troubles, and even personal changes over […]

Champaign is the Most Educated City in Illinois

With the cost of college tuition at an all time high, some may wonder if it is even worth it to invest the time and money it takes to earn a four-year degree. In state tuition at a state school is, on average, more than five times as expensive as it was in 1990 — […]

© 2019 24/7 Wall St.

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑