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Property tax calculator: See how much Amendment 1 would cost you

Typical homes in Cook County would see an estimated property tax hike of $2,935 over four years if voters pass Amendment 1

Labor Day: 3 ways Amendment 1 would hike property taxes

PRESS RELEASE from the ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE CONTACT: Melanie Krakauer (312) 607-4977 Labor Day: 3 ways Amendment 1 would hike property taxes CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2022) – Labor Day is the traditional start of the campaign season, and this year there is a push to change the Illinois Constitution that promises to hike taxes and take more...

Back to school: One-third of Chicago Public Schools are half full

PRESS RELEASE from the ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE CONTACT: Melanie Krakauer (312) 607-4977 Back to school: One-third of Chicago Public Schools are half full CHICAGO (Aug. 22, 2022) – As students attending Chicago Public Schools resume class today, the district is seeing severely declining enrollment and test scores. CPS has lost about 63,500 students – or nearly...

Illinois homeowners see nearly $13,000 increase in first-year costs since pandemic

With soaring costs of homeownership, Illinois leads the nation in foreclosures

Vote by mail opens: Illinoisans to see Amendment 1 at top of ballot

PRESS RELEASE from the ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE CONTACT: Micky Horstman (312) 607-4977 Vote by mail opens: Illinoisans to see Amendment 1 at top of ballot CHICAGO (Aug. 10, 2022) — Vote by mail applications for the Nov. 8 general election open today, along with the new ability to permanently request mail-in ballots. The first measure voters...

Historic 82 contested Illinois House races on the 2022 ballot

First time in decades more Republicans than Democrats run for Illinois General Assembly

Pritzker’s gas tax hike has cost every resident $277

Illinois drivers pay $3.5 billion in higher gas taxes under Pritzker

City Council decides fate of Lightfoot’s speed camera cash cow

Speed cameras cost Chicagoans $36 million so far this year, while fatal accidents set a record