The years 2010 through 2019 will go down in Illinois history as a decade of public policy failure and economic decline. High fixed costs for pensions and government worker health care have prevented the state from balancing its budget in any year since 2001. Since the Great Recession in 2008, the state’s fiscal imbalance has...View Report
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker calls it the “fair tax.” Opponents say it’s a “blank check” for irresponsible spending. Here’s what you need to know.
Taxes alone hike the average Illinois cellphone bill by 31%.
Less than half of Illinois households are defined as middle class.
If Illinois had simply broken even on domestic migration, there likely wouldn’t be much of a budget problem.