Auditor Gives City of Sparta Worst RatingIssues cited included police department overspending, high turnover and incomplete financial records.
Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things: Jane CorbettJane Corbett has spent a lifetime volunteering and serving the poor.
Astros GM Luhnow Disputes Details Related to Hacking ProbeHouston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow says the notion that poor password protection is to blame for a computer hack of his team's player database is "absolutely false.''
Illinois Schools Teaching More Poor, Homeless Students Than Ever Before The growth in low-income students has occurred in all geographic regions of the state.
Santorum On KMOX: "Very Poor" Remark Reveals Romney's "Callousness"Santorum: "It shows Romney looks at the poor differently."
Study: Illinois Ranks High in Taxes on Poor FamiliesPoor families faced higher income tax bills in Illinois than in most states.
Pastors Protest Illinois Cut To Burials For PoorPastors United for Change said the program pays funeral homes and cemeteries when families on public aid can't afford the cost.