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
The Quad Cities region, stretching across the Illinois-Iowa border, is a prime example of Illinois' failure to keep up with neighboring states.
The worst years of the Great Recession are in the rear view. But if the latest gloomy fiscal forecast is any indication, Illinois' persistent policy mistakes will drag down its economic performance well into the future.
Fixing what ails the state requires Illinoisans of all political stripes to be honest about how they got here.
In a comparative analysis of taxes and fees in the nation's top 15 cities, Chicago won first place more times than any other city.
Every relationship comes with some sacrifices. But for an alarming number of Illinoisans, they're opting instead to sacrifice their state IDs.
Illinois is broke. But leaders don’t act like it.
With statewide elections in November, the 2018 forecast calls for gridlock.
Policy failures have resulted in a steady stream of income flowing to neighboring states.
A new ad campaign by the Badger State digs into millennials’ growing disillusion with the Land of Lincoln.
Illinois’ failure to keep and attract residents is driving the Land of Lincoln’s population decline.