Illinois’ Prevailing Wage Act has no place in the 21st century. Policymakers should enact fair and competitive construction laws that give all individuals who are willing to work a fighting chance.View Report
Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation.
Cook County governments have now amassed $139 billion in debt, a 30 percent increase over the last 5 years.
The Illinois House’s failure to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto is a victory for local leaders trying to attract good jobs for their communities.
The Illinois House failed – by just one vote – to override Rauner’s veto of SB 1905, a ban of local Right-to-Work ordinances. But the bill is likely come back for another vote.
Lawmakers supporting Illinois Senate Bill 1905 aren’t just seeking to crush the idea of worker freedom – they are seeking to harm anyone who supports it.
Cities and villages across the state are raising taxes or implementing new ones for a variety of functions, from attracting a fast-food restaurant to catching up on rising pension costs.
Consolidating governments in the collar counties could help lower residents’ high property taxes.
Lucrative compensation for government workers stands in stark contrast to the city’s budgetary struggles and a flagging local economy.
Senate Bill 3 marks an important step in the right direction for local government consolidation, but there’s more to be done.
Local spending drivers need to be reformed to truly relieve taxpayers of Illinois’ highest-in-the-nation property taxes.