Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

When taxes hit home(s)

When taxes hit home(s)

Making Illinois a more attractive state in which to plant roots is entirely within lawmakers’ control.

By Austin Berg

Adan and Cynthia Villafranca

Adan and Cynthia Villafranca

“My parents came [to the United States] in 1969. I grew up in the Chicago area. “When Cynthia and I got engaged, we started home searching. We wanted a place ready to go. “I knew nothing about [the cost of] homeownership until I started to home search. I was looking in Oak Lawn, Oak Forest,...