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Illinois’ unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in April

By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Chicago Tribune

May 20, 2016

Illinois' unemployment rate ticked up to 6.6 percent in April as more people continued to join the labor force but didn't immediately find jobs.The state added 5,400 jobs last month, but more than half of the growth was in tempo...

Campus sex assault reports on the rise

By Katy Murphy, The Mercury News

May 18, 2016

New federal data reveal a dramatic jump in the number of on-campus sexual assaults reported by colleges nationwide over the past decade — an increase of 126 percent between 2001 and 2013 — even as overall campus crime fel...

Ex-Loyola basketball players say Sheryl Swoopes’ coaching methods behind mass transfers

By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune

May 1, 2016

In the summer of 2013, less than four months after beginning her first coaching job at Loyola Chicago, Sheryl Swoopes gathered her team at a campus theater to watch an ESPN documentary about her emergence as one of the best w...

Obama’s push for court pick fizzles as Republicans stand firm

By Mike Dorning and Tim Higgins, Bloomberg News

April 28, 2016

A media blitz by the White House and its allies has failed to crack Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, and it is all but certain the seat will remain vacant until after U.S. elections in Novem...


By Luke Nozicka

April 25, 2016

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Illinois House, Senate play political games on constitutional amendments

By Monique Garcia and Celeste Bott, Chicago Tribune

April 23, 2016

Despite a flurry of action on ideas to change the Illinois Constitution that includes eliminating the lieutenant governor's office, overhauling how legislative districts are drawn and setting up a graduated income tax, it's getting i...

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