If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
Residents in Madison and St. Clair counties find themselves fleeced by lawmakers' failure to control state finances.
High property taxes in the Metro East region are fueling out-migration from the area.
Though the median household income in Belleville is only $43,318, Belleville Township School District 201’s top administrators are making six-figure salaries.
St. Clair and Madison counties saw combined population losses of more than 1,600 people due to out-migration to other states.