Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.View Report
Illinois’ lost people problem spreads to more than 1,000 communities in 2018
As property tax bills hit Lake County mailboxes, residents get a stark reminder that Illinois needs pension reform, not higher taxes.
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.
Illinois’ total employment growth ranks 31st from December 2018 to March 2019. Continued population loss likely to follow poor job growth.
Fleeing residents continue to fuel population loss, with Cook County leading the nation for population decline.
The state’s punishing tax climate and ominous mountain of debt have repelled new jobs and investment. People follow.
New Census data reveal that for the first time on record, all 10 metro areas based primarily in Illinois experienced population decline.
With Illinoisans increasingly likely to move, Pritzker’s tax plan would send more moving vans toward the state line, and hit the gas.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is pushing a progressive state income tax without delivering the numbers to prove his promises. The numbers available from other states make it clear a progressive tax will hurt Illinois’ economy.
The Senate Executive Committee voted on an amendment scrapping Illinois’ constitutional flat income tax protection. But lawmakers have yet to introduce a bill outlining what the rates would be.