Workers’ compensation is a significant cost to Illinois taxpayers and drains scarce tax dollars from government coffers. A previous report in this series estimated the direct cost of workers’ compensation to state, county and municipal governments is $402 million in worker payouts per year.1 Building upon those findings, this report estimates that the total cost of workers’ compensation to...View Report
Local officials’ failure to address skyrocketing property taxes has pushed residents out of McHenry County at astonishing rates.
Voters in Naperville and Lisle townships will have the chance to vote on government consolidation after the success of a similar referendum in the November elections.
2017 brings a slew of new sales tax hikes for 20 municipalities in Illinois.
Government employees responsible for managing water quality are earning six-figure salaries, despite a recent history of slacking on taxpayers’ time.
Nearly 5,000 Chicago city workers make six-figure salaries, driving up the payroll and pension costs overtaxed city residents must pay.
More than 20 police and 10 fire pension funds were less than 30 percent funded in 2012.
Wilmette is a fantastic example of a community going above and beyond to promote online transparency for citizens.