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Months after an investigation found Lake Forest’s city manager to have squandered $200,000 on unauthorized lobbying payments, the north suburban official announced plans to retire next year.
Duplicative school districts and an excess of publicly funded six-figure salaries have educated Norridge-Harwood Heights taxpayers on the benefits of consolidation.
Chicago homeowners will see their property tax bills rise by an average of $110 this summer. But suburban residents and business owners should also prepare for a hike.
The state’s fiscal year 2019 budget is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion.
House Bill 4237 seeks to get around Congress’ limitation of a federal deduction that benefits high-tax states, but residents would be better served by efforts to directly reduce state and local taxes in Illinois.
With pension debt straining city finances, local politicians have insisted on turning to its declining population for more tax revenue.
Residents are seeing property tax dollars flow toward lobbying for policies that increase homeowners’ property tax bills.
More than half of local school district administrators earn more than $100,000, and those incomes will get a boost after a recent board decision.
As part of Illinois’ statewide population drop in 2017, southern Illinois counties saw a continuation of population losses they’ve been seeing for years.
If current population trends hold, Rock Island, Illinois, will take a back seat to Bettendorf, Iowa, within five years.