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Without serious property tax relief – including pension reform – it is likely fewer will demand planting roots in Illinois.
Youthful wealth, energy and talent that could help Illinois recover is leaving the state at the nation’s second-highest rate. State leaders’ thirst for new taxes will make the problem worse.
Residents in Illinois’ Metro East area are fleeing a growing property tax burden, fueling regional population loss.
Illinois’ lost people problem spreads to more than 1,000 communities in 2018
The current progressive income tax proposal would fail to pay down the state's unfunded liability while damaging Illinois' economy.
Each Chicago taxpayer is on the hook for $119,110 worth of unfunded state, city, county and other local government debt. Many of the pensions driving those debts become Lori Lightfoot’s problem on Monday.
Former Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for McHenry County residents to consolidate their townships. Renewed bipartisan support has sent it back to the governor’s desk, now occupied by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
There should be no compromise with those who are looking out for their own bottom line above the good of the state.
Perry County is home to the DuQuoin State Fair, but the prize hog is a pension system eating money needed for public safety and other core services. County employees face layoffs.
Lawmakers should follow state Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s example by demonstrating the political courage to reject a proposed $3.4 billion tax hike.