Illinoisans are struggling under the highest property tax burdens in the country. Many of the reasons for those high taxes are known – too many local governments, executive pay for local administrators and rising pension costs. What taxpayers don’t know is that local school districts have billions in debt, which drives up property taxes even further....View Report
The gas the Mautino campaign claims to have purchased over 16 years would equate to more than 35,000 miles every year. The circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles.
This year was full of corruption and mismanagement from public officials, but four instances in particular stand out.
Corruption from several public officials in Metro East underscores the need for more government transparency in the area.
November was a sad reminder of the corruption at various levels of Illinois government from retired House Speaker Denny Hastert to the small Village of Bellwood.
October’s headlines featured backroom deals and financial mismanagement, all at taxpayers’ expense.
A new ethics ruling prohibits aldermen from getting World Series tickets at face value — a perk not afforded to most of the public.
Illinoisans have the lowest trust in state government of any state in the nation.
Chicago leads the way in numerous corruption headlines yet again.
Headlines in June show why Chicago is considered one of the most corrupt cities in the world.
May’s corruption headlines show the steep cost nontransparent government can have on taxpayers.