Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.View Report
AFSCME Council 31 recently told its members to push the Illinois General Assembly for tax rates that are “fair” for the middle class. But AFSCME’s new contract should cause its middle-class members to question whether the union holds itself to the same standard.
This summer, drivers in Illinois will face stiffer penalties for texting behind the wheel.
Residents in Illinois’ Metro East area are fleeing a growing property tax burden, fueling regional population loss.
Illinois residents are denied the legal celebration of at least one freedom on July 4, but take their fireworks dollars to every border state to ignore the law.
Persistent budget deficits, enormous and growing pension obligations, a high debt burden and labor contract negotiations all await Lori Lightfoot as she settles into office.
The Illinois General Assembly and governor devised 21 different ways to take more money from taxpayers to finance spending on government operations and infrastructure.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot voiced support for establishing a fair mapmaking process in Chicago ahead of the 2020 census.
Band-Aid fixes and spending-heavy compromises were rampant. And now it’s all coming home to roost.
The state gas tax is projected to automatically increase 130% by 2025, without lawmaker approval. That’s almost 25 cents more on a gallon of gas.
The New Jersey Senate president is proposing solutions to the state’s pension problem. Illinois is worse off, but state leaders remain silent on reforms.