Almost all counties in Illinois have seen increasing poverty rates in recent years, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The latest numbers group together data for a five-year period from 2005 to 2009.
The Wall Street Journal today reports the U.S. job market may bounce back quicker than in past recessions. That's because, unlike the 1990-91 and 2001 downturns, a big chunk of job losses have come from the service-related industries that now lead U.S. employment.
Cheap recipes are one good way to save money, but how should you approach recession cooking in general? Shelley Young, owner of The Chopping Block and a Monday conbtributor to our blog, answers some questions about money- and time-saving strategies to help you through.
Today we introduce a new feature of our blog: The Downturn Dish. Every Monday we will post inexpensive, recession-friendly recipes from local chefs and culinary entrepreneurs as well as friends, family and Hard Working contributors.