Nine nursing homes in West Suburbs received below-average scores from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) after the federal agency updated its nursing home rating system for consumers in April.
More than 130 Illinois public school administrators who signed witness slips in opposition to a bipartisan bill that aims to consolidate Illinois school districts make six-figure salaries, according to an analysis compiled this week.
Alden Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, a 249-bed skilled care facility in Cicero, was cited by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for violations of the Nursing Home Care Act in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The number of vacant homes in Cook County was more than 25,000 in the third quarter of 2018, a 692-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.
In-state tuition and book costs for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will continue to be among the highest for schools in the Big 10 conference, despite the UI Board of Trustees' vote on Thursday to extend an in-state tuition freeze for the fifth-straight year.
Dominican University sports programs brought in $7,895 per athlete in revenue in 2016, meaning its athletes on average generated the 58th highest sports revenue of any school in Illinois that year, according to a West Cook News analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
Triton College wrestling brought in $1,584 per athlete in revenue in 2016, the lowest level for wrestling programs in Illinois that year, according to a West Cook News analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
In a list of the 30 most populous counties in Illinois, Cook County ranked No. 1 for the rate of abortions performed there in 2017, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.
Cook County accounted for 21,288 of the 39,329 abortions performed statewide in 2017, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health report issued in December, which tracks abortions performed on an annual basis.
Morton College volleyball brought in $6,570 per athlete in revenue in 2016, making it among the highest-grossing volleyball programs in Illinois that year, according to a West Cook News analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
Illinois received a score of 72 on making key financial information accessible and understandable to the public, according to a new report from Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based policy institute.
An annual Illinois assessment of student, school and school district performance labels more than 77 percent of K-12 schools as exemplary or commendable, even though students' academic test results appear static and sub-par in many instances
Property owners in Elmwood Park paid nearly 2.2 percent of the value of their homes in taxes last year. That’s nearly two times the national average, according to an LGIS analysis of real estate sales data in the West Suburbs from Jan 1. to June 30.
In November 2016, Jasmine and Jeremias Lopez paid $175,000 – $183,038 in today's dollars – for a six-bedroom, 3 bath at 629 South 16th Ave. in Maywood. The home's 2016 property taxes were $5,559, an effective rate then of nearly 3.2 percent.