Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation, according to the University of Illinois-Chicago. And corruption costs the state economy at least $550 million per year. But the size and scope of government corruption is nothing new for Illinoisans. What is new? Powerful Illinois lawmakers, Chicago aldermen, local mayors and business interests are involved...View Report
High property tax bills suppress Illinois housing demand, slowing average growth in home values when compared to the rest of the nation.
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue swamping DuPage County homeowners.
Without true pension reform, property taxes are only bound to continue swamping Cook County homeowners.
Without serious property tax relief – including pension reform – it is likely fewer will demand planting roots in Illinois.