States with a progressive income tax see greater income inequality, and have seen income inequality rise faster than states without a progressive income tax.View Report
Under Illinois law, towns that miss required pension contributions risk state intervention. In 2016, Round Lake Park paid less than 40 percent of its required pension contribution.
Homeowners in Chicago’s collar counties faced some of the highest average property tax bills in the state in 2017.
Single-family homeowners in Rock Island County pay an average property tax bill above $2,800, according to a new report.
Police, firemen and other government workers will be laid off to cover pension costs.
The proposed $100.8 million budget will spend millions on police and fire pensions as well as a 3 percent pay raise for city workers.
The ruling will likely mean higher taxes for Chicagoans.
In 2017 alone, Lake County billed homeowners $1.8 billion in property taxes. Owners of a median-valued home in Lake Forest received a $13,600 property tax bill.
One Crystal Lake school district superintendent has become the latest public official to collect a salary nearing $200,000, following a vote by the district board.
Madison County voters have rejected a proposed 1 percent sales tax hike twice before. Will the third time be a charm?
In Illinois, hundreds of municipal workers earn more than every state governor. The city manager of Lake Forest is the second-highest paid city manager in the state.