AFSCME Council 31, its PAC and AFSCME headquarters are major political players, funneling millions of dollars every year to Democrats or self-proclaimed progressive organizations.View Report
Despite serving one of the most overtaxed parts of the state, a retired Kane County-area water district employee has collected millions in pension payouts over the past 20 years.
Homeowners’ 2017 property tax bills (payable in 2018) outpace the state and national average, when measured as a share of home value.
Homeowners in Chicago’s collar counties faced some of the highest average property tax bills in the state in 2017.
As Kane County officials prepare for union contract negotiations, county taxpayers might soon be bracing for higher property taxes.
A progressive tax proposal in the Illinois House would raise taxes on an overwhelming majority of families already struggling with some of the highest tax burdens in the nation.
High-priced government workers cost taxpayers in Illinois $10 billion a year, with municipal managers in areas surrounding Chicago reaping the most benefits.
Cook County’s population has dropped by 2,030 since 2011, driven by the out-migration of over 230,000 residents, on net.
The plant will close its doors by July 17 and offer some employees relocation opportunities.
Residents of Chicago’s collar counties pay the highest property taxes in the state – and some of the highest in the country.