Illinois’ debt per student is the 11th highest of any state in the nation. It is almost 15 percent higher than the national average of $8,764.View Report
The biggest obstacle Illinoisans face in Springfield remains the same: an all-powerful House speaker, and members of both parties who are all too eager to kowtow.
Under the guise of rehabilitating underserved communities, City Hall preps another massive tax transfer to a private company.
The Land of Lincoln received the lowest possible grade in budget forecasting and legacy costs.
Local barber Bob Anderson has endured two attempts at intimidation since being elected to the McHenry Township Board on a platform of consolidation.
Springfield won’t let millions in unpaid utility bills get in the way of nonessential spending.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget proposal includes jacked-up costs for business licenses and stricter noncompliance penalties.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed increase in the city’s amusement tax is nothing but the continued nickel-and-diming of Chicagoans.
The increase comes after last year’s hike, which cost yearlong commuters an extra $141 annually for their monthly passes. Metra officials have not ruled out further fare hikes or service cuts.
The politically motivated freeze would not address key cost drivers or protect Illinois homeowners from property tax increases.
A new study highlights the gravity of Illinois' fiscal crisis.