Illinois saw nation’s worst population loss during the decade

By Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill
Illinois suffered its sixth consecutive year of population decline in 2019, driven entirely by residents leaving for other states.

TAGS: 401(k), debt, flat tax, general revenue fund, Great Recession, ILGA: Illinois General Assembly, Illinois, Illinois Constitution, JB Pritzker, job creation, Mike Madigan, outmigration, population, revenue, Springfield, tax burden, tax hikes, tax increase, U.S. Census Bureau, working-age

House passes pension boost bill for one Chicago alderman

By Vincent Caruso
Illinois House members voted to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of a bill that would allow a former firefighter serving as a Chicago aldermen to credit his political salary toward a more lucrative fire pension. While just one alderman now qualifies, the bill could extend the perk to more in the future.

TAGS: 401(k), Anthony Napolitano, Bruce Rauner, municipal pensions, Nicholas Sposato, pension guarantee, pensions, Rahm Emanuel, Robert Martwick