Illinois’ Prevailing Wage Act has no place in the 21st century. Policymakers should enact fair and competitive construction laws that give all individuals who are willing to work a fighting chance.View Report
The Chicago suburb’s decision to raise the levy will result in a 3.1 percent hike in the city’s portion of property tax bills, marking the first such increase in four years.
A 2018 budget proposal for Elgin includes a new gas tax, an increase in water and sewer rates, and other tax hikes.
Owners of Danville property will pay fees of up to $1,020 a year just for local pensions, on top of rising property tax bills.
A new city proposal would have owners of Danville property pay fees of up to $1,020 a year just for public safety pensions.
Illinois has been ranked third-to-last for business friendliness in three straight surveys of CEOs.
While 2017 was a bad year for Illinois taxpayers, there are bright spots among the bills that passed the General Assembly.
Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.
The Land of Lincoln received the lowest possible grade in budget forecasting and legacy costs.
Six years into retirement, Ron Guenther’s annual pension is more than $470,000 and is set to rise even higher, thanks to 3 percent yearly increases.
Nashville Community High School District 99’s superintendent received a $63,540 bonus after retiring amid a backlash caused by a controversial column in a local newspaper.