States with a progressive income tax see greater income inequality, and have seen income inequality rise faster than states without a progressive income tax.View Report
A bill that would give McHenry County voters a more powerful voice in township consolidation is one step closer to becoming law.
A House bill that would allow communities to consolidate local township governments has earned support from both parties – and the opposition of township officials.
A House bill that would allow for the dissolution of township governments in McHenry County has passed committee and is set to receive a vote.
The nonbinding referendum to merge DuPage County’s election commission with the clerk’s office won by more than 17,000 votes.
The nonbinding, advisory referendum seeks to gauge support of merging two DuPage County offices.
Bob is not a typical politician. He is not a lobbyist. He is a barber. But he’s making real change in the community he loves.
Illinois' spending on administrative costs is among the highest in the nation, sapping scarce dollars from the classroom. But a new bill would slow the growth in these expenses and align them with taxpayers' ability to pay.
East St. Louis Township paid $550 to a politician, who had previously spent four years in federal prison for tax evasion, to clear an inch of snow from the township's parking lot - a task he didn't even complete.
Illinoisans shoulder some of the highest property taxes in the country. This burden is key to understanding the state's outmigration problem. Despite the failure of lawmakers to reverse this crisis, there remain a number of sound reforms waiting for consideration.
Some Madison County townships could see their costs go up, which could drive up property taxes.