FBI, IRS continue raids by targeting 3 village offices in Cook County

By Vincent Caruso
09/27/2019
Federal agents raided the offices of three suburban villages, including one governed by a mayor who doubles as a Cook County commissioner. All three are in the district of state Sen. Martin Sandoval, also the subject of a federal raid.

TAGS: capital bill, capital project, Christopher Getty, corruption, Jay Hoffman, Jeff Tobolski, Kevin Quinn, Lightfoot, Lyons, Martin Sandoval, McCook, Michael Zalewski, Mike Madigan, Summit, Tom Cullerton

Pritzker capital plan would double Illinois gas tax, hike vehicle registration fees, create new taxes on Uber and Netflix

By Austin Berg
05/17/2019
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office is using a major capital bill as a vehicle to grease lawmakers for a progressive income tax amendment. But the tax hikes to pay for it would make Illinoisans’ gas tax burden the second highest in the nation.

TAGS: alcohol tax, amusement tax, capital project, fair tax, gas tax, graduated income tax, income tax, JB Pritzker, lyft, Netflix, progressive income tax, rideshare, satellite tax, streaming tax, Uber, vehicle registration