Illinois universities’ credit descends into junk territory

By Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner
04/25/2017
Illinois universities have hiked tuition and relied on state subsidies to pay for exorbitant administrative salaries – and now they’re feeling the effects of that destructive behavior.

TAGS: administration, budget, Chicago State University, credit rating, Eastern Illinois University, higher education, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Moody's Investor Service, Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Western Illinois University

The damaging effects of Chicagoland’s latest tax hikes

By Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner
04/17/2017
Chicagoans have been burdened with a slew of new taxes and the full damage has yet to be felt. A state income tax hike, like the one proposed in the Illinois Senate’s so-called “grand bargain,” would only further harm struggling Chicagoans.

TAGS: Chicago