No other state’s constitution or labor laws are like Illinois’ – broadly allowing government unions to override statutes simply by negotiating contrary provisions into collective bargaining agreements. Illinois may not be alone for long.View Report
U.S. Steel is cutting up to 1,000 jobs and selling parts of its Granite City plant. The move comes as Madison County employment remains down over 5,600 jobs since the pandemic.
See how much more you can expect to pay in property taxes unless voters reject the first question atop Illinois’ ballot Nov. 8.
Two advisory ballot initiatives will ask Madison County voters about automatic raises for lawmakers and public worker double dipping.
The county clerk said it was a mistake, and that safeguards are in place to ensure ballots are handled properly and counted, regardless of party affiliation.
Despite Gov. J.B. Pritzker touting growth in “every major region,” Illinois shed jobs in three metropolitan areas and lagged the national average in seven more.
Without true pension reform, Madison County homeowners will only continue to see the gap between their property taxes and home values grow.
Residents in Illinois’ Metro East area are fleeing a growing property tax burden, fueling regional population loss.
One Illinois county in the greater St. Louis area is losing so many residents it ranks No. 5 nationwide for population loss. Its neighboring county was one of the few in Illinois to grow.
Most county historical societies in Illinois rely on donations and memberships, but the Madison County Historical Society receives a generous infusion of tax dollars to run its museum and library. County leaders just cut the total, but why do they provide taxpayer support at all?
Taxpayers voted overwhelmingly to dissolve Collinsville Area Recreation District – but the debt the district incurred will burden taxpayers for years.