With one proposal to pay off Illinois’ pension debt asking the typical homeowner to pay more than $1,900 in additional property taxes for the next 30 years, the stakes for pension reform have never been clearer.View Report
If current population trends hold, Rock Island, Illinois, will take a back seat to Bettendorf, Iowa, within five years.
In a shrinking state, half of Illinois’ largest cities have shed population since 2010.
Homeowners’ 2017 property tax bills (payable in 2018) outpace the state and national average, when measured as a share of home value.
With countywide population dipping, remaining taxpayers in Macon County are being left with an ever-increasing property tax bill.
Madison and St. Clair counties both saw their populations decline from July 2016 to July 2017, thanks to outmigration – a problem the counties have been dealing with for years.
The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin metro area witnessed population decline over the year, as did nearly every other metro area in Illinois.
The Illinois side of the Quad Cities is already seeing population loss as residents pack up and leave high tax burdens behind.
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.
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.