Wave of local tax and fee increases sweeping Illinois

By Brendan Bakala
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.

TAGS: Bloomington, consolidation, fees, local government, local government consolidation, municipal pensions, Naperville, New Lenox, Oswego, pensions, Peoria, property taxes, sales tax, taxes, TIF: Tax Increment Financing, Wheaton

Naperville considers pension double-dipping transparency reform

By Brian Costin
Most public employees in Illinois receive a single pension upon retirement. But some workers don’t just get one pension – they get two or three. This is made possible by either working multiple government jobs at the same time, or retiring from one public job and beginning a second within a different pension system. Both...

TAGS: IMRF: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Naperville, pensions, Social Security, transparency, TRS: Teachers’ Retirement System