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Northwestern University is the Largest Charity in Illinois

Charitable giving by individuals rose to nearly $400 billion in 2016, a record high according to philanthropy research organization Giving USA. Such donations help more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations that operate in the United States. These groups, which are organized for purposes other than generating profit, are often formed with a public benefit or […]

Chicago is the 2nd Most Segregated City in America

Next year will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act. The landmark bill prohibited by law long-standing practices of housing segregation based on race by landlords and local governments. Despite the law, housing discrimination never fully disappeared, and the effects of decades of discrimination […]

Despite Violent Chicago, Illinois Violent Crime Rate Resembles Nation

As it stands, the nationwide violent crime rate today is about half what it was in 1993. While the United States is a much more peaceful place than it has been in decades, millions of Americans still live in relatively violent areas. How peaceful or violent a given state is depends on more than the […]

Typical Wedding in Illinois Costs $28,000

If you’re planning on getting married soon, you’re probably aware of how expensive weddings can be. Nationwide, couples spend an average of $26,720 on their weddings, but this changes dramatically depending on the state you plan to exchange vows in. So, how much are the couples in your area actually spending? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed […]

Illinois Among the States Where People Love Dogs the Least

Whether you’re a canine lover or feline fanatic, one thing’s for certain: Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in America. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 36.5% of households have a dog, and 30.4% of households have a cat. Notice that only 48 states were included in the AVMA survey as Alaska […]

Polish is the Most Commonly Spoken Foreign Language in Illinois

One of the most remarkable aspects of the United States is its diversity, as a myriad of different cultures and ethnicities mix together every day. Still, the cultural mix is different in each state — and inevitably so are the most spoken languages. While English and Spanish dominate the charts in nearly every state, several […]

More Than 1 in 3 Millenials in Illinois Live With Their Parents

The hopes and dreams of young adults in the United States usually involve financial success — and total independence from one’s parents. Achieving these dreams is by no means guaranteed. Young adults in the United States usually rely on varying levels of family support to get by. This ranges from help with the phone bill […]

Roughly Half of Illinois Residents Use Only Cellphones

Americans are steadily abandoning traditional telephone landlines and exclusively using wireless devices. While 8.4% of U.S. households used only cellphones in 2005, this was true of nearly half of all American households only a decade later. The likelihood of living in a cellphone-only household varies considerably across states. New Jersey has the lowest share of […]

Illinois Spends More on Gambling Than Most States

Taking risks is at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit that is often associated with the American way of life. While not exactly entrepreneurial, perhaps nowhere is risk-taking more apparent than across the U.S. gaming sector. In a given year, state governments together generate nearly $63 billion in revenue from casinos and lotteries. This revenue […]

Illinois Ranks 15th in Gender Equality

Wednesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Women and men around the world will celebrate in support of gender equality and equal opportunity for all. Some will participate in organized protests like A Day Without A Woman, and the International Women’s Strike. For many Americans, the election of Donald Trump represented a step back for […]

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