Budget + Tax

Holiday travel expected to be second-busiest ever

Holiday travel expected to be second-busiest ever

Holiday travel this year is expected to be the second-busiest since AAA started tracking it in 2000. For Illinoisans, it means driving across a state line could avoid the nation’s second-highest gas taxes.

By Dylan Sharkey

Vallas: 4 reasons why ‘mansion tax’ is bad for Chicago business

Vallas: 4 reasons why ‘mansion tax’ is bad for Chicago business

Two false labels are attached to Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s push to tax high-dollar real estate sales. It’s not a “mansion tax.” It taxes mainly businesses. It won’t help “Bring Chicago Home.” It will fuel businesses moving out.

By Paul Vallas