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Illinois ranks 12th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Illinois finished 12th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

St. Viator student creates swimwear line to help support favorite charity

A lifelong love of water sports and a desire to give back led 16-year-old Lexi Covey to create a swimwear line with a portion of the proceeds destined for a Chicago charity.

SAUK VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Home of Hope Ladies Support Group to be held July 23

Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center's Ladies of Life, Love, & Laughter support group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm at Home of Hope. The support group is for all women battling cancer.

SANDWICH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Meet and Greet Edgebrook Golf Course manager Bobbie Douglas to be held July 26

Come shake hands with the new Manager at Edgebrook Golf Course in Sandwich, former Chicago Bear, Bobbie Douglas.

Schools in the U.S. with the most wrestlers

Here are the most popular states for college wrestling in 2016

Illinois ranks 11th highest for state tax collections per capita

Illinois finished 11th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Centreville ranks the poorest of Illinois towns, study finds

Centreville was ranked the poorest town in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

JEFFERSON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts to be held July 25

Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day - Cedarhurst stays open late until 8 pm every Thursday between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Analysis: Which college swimming & diving program grossed the most in the U.S.

Illinois State University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Lincoln College top the list of highest grossing women's college swimming and diving programs in the state in 2016

CANTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Canton Main Street Farmers' Market to be held July 13

Shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods and flowers every Saturday morning through September 28, 2019.

By the Numbers: Illinois is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Illinois, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

By the Numbers: School of the Art Institute of Chicago ranks 4th best in the nation for its graduate fine arts program, study finds

School of the Art Institute of Chicago finished in a tie for fourth in a peer-assessment ranking of the best fine arts schools by U.S. News that examined 229 campuses around the nation in areas such as graphic design and painting.

Analysis: Which college swimming & diving program grossed the most in Illinois

Illinois State University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Lincoln College top the list of highest grossing women's college swimming and diving programs in Illinois in 2016

Preserve the Anesthesia Care Team vows to fight bill it says will compromise level of care

Seven organizations representing Illinois physicians and dentists have banded together to protest proposed legislation that would allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to administer anesthesia without the physical presence of a medical doctor or dentist.

CARBONDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Fourth of July Fireworks Parking Information

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has released parking and road closure information for those attending the City of Carbondale's Fourth of July fireworks display on campus July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

By the Numbers: University of Chicago ranks 10th best in the nation for its public affairs program, study finds

University of Chicago finished in a tie for 10th in a peer-assessment ranking of the best public affairs schools by U.S. News that examined 285 campuses around the nation.

Illinois ranks 14th in hospital safety analysis

Illinois finished 14th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

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