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Month: April 2019

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 […]

Chicago Is Actually Not the Most Dangerous City in Illinois

The U.S. violent crime rate has been falling for years and currently stands at nearly its lowest point in decades. According to the FBI, over 1.2 million violent crimes — which include aggravated assualt, rape, robbery, and murder — were committed in the United States in 2017, or 383 incidents for every 100,000 people. As […]

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 […]

America’s Third Best Restaurant is in Chicago

Naming the best restaurants in America might seem like an impossible task. According to the latest figures, there are some 660,755 quick-service and full-service eating establishments around the country. The population of the U.S. is something over 327 million. Some 76% of that population is over the age of 18 — that’s roughly 249 million […]

If You’re in Illinois, Your Car is Most Likely to be Stolen in this City

Motor vehicle theft in the United States in 2017 remained effectively unchanged from 2016, when the rate increased by nearly 7%. Last year, there were 773,139 motor vehicle thefts across the country, a rate of 237.4 per 100,000 residents. Of course, where you live can greatly increase or decrease the chances of your car getting […]

The Best Museum in Illinois is in Chicago

Few institutions stamp the cultural identity of a nation, region, or city like museums. Whether they are venerable sites such as the Art Institute of Chicago, whimsical venues like the Kazoo Museum in South Carolina, or contemplative places like the Civil Rights Museum in Atlanta, museums are sources of civic pride. 13. Illinois: The Art […]

The Most Audited County in Illinois is Also One of the Poorest

Of all potential bureaucratic ordeals, tax audits connote a level of dread few others can match. The Internal Revenue Service processed 586.1 million tax returns between 2012 and 2015 and audited 4.5 million of them. With a full-time staff of just 76,800, the IRS has limited capacity to ensure every American pays exactly what he […]

Is Chicago the Worst City to Drive in Illinois?

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 […]

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