Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue swamping Cook County homeowners.
Two new proposals in the Illinois General Assembly would give state drivers the highest gas tax burden in the nation.
Fleeing residents continue to fuel population loss, with Cook County leading the nation for population decline.
A bill in the Illinois House seeks to transfer policing authority from the Cook County Forest Preserve District to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, potentially saving taxpayers millions.
A study by realtor.com ranks the Chicago region’s housing market slowest of 100 U.S. metro areas for 2019. That stat could be fixed, or made worse.
Voters across seven Cook County townships strongly oppose a return of the sweetened beverage tax.
Millions in property tax refunds will go out to Cook County homeowners as early as Aug. 15.
Nearly a third of property tax revenue in Chicago is diverted into 143 TIF districts controlled by the mayor, nearly half of which are located in affluent neighborhoods.
Chicago homeowners will see their property tax bills rise by an average of $110 this summer. But suburban residents and business owners should also prepare for a hike.
While the county hospital system loses out on revenue, county payroll and retirement costs continue to climb.