Posts tagged "Kankakee"

Home sales take a nose-dive to lowest level in 15 years

Home sales plummeted by 27.2 percent in July compared to June, hitting the lowest level in 15 years. The drop, which is the biggest monthly dive since 1968, enforced fears that the economy continues to slow down.  The end of a tax credit given to first-time buyers contributed to the fall, according to NPR. While... Read more »

En Español: Taser timeout

In English: Una cárcel con un record discutible de uso de pistolas eléctricas (Tasers) se está usando como un sitio de receso para presos del Condado Cook. De acuerdo con juicios recientes, algunos presos en Jerome Combs Detention Center en Kankakee, Ill., están recibiendo shocks de Tasers como primero y no último recurso–en algunos... Read more »

Are stimulus numbers accurate?

Controversy is brewing over federal statistics detailing the number of local jobs saved by the stimulus package. According to a recent analysis by the Chicago Tribune, some of the numbers just don’t add up. In particular:–    The feds reported that 473 teachers’ jobs were saved in North Chicago. The district only employs 290 teachers.–    The... Read more »