David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) is risking the ire of the nation’s largest advocacy group for retirees by pushing two bills to tax retirement income. Harris also recently backed the increase in state income tax to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent.
Chicago residents face an average 10 percent property tax increase this year as city officials grapple with finding ways to pay the pension plans of teachers, police officers and firefighters, according to the Cook County clerk.
Illinois’ ongoing budget problem has left the State Board of Elections in a financial hole so deep that agency officials claim they can’t afford the new computers they need to handle the number of candidates filing petitions to run in next year’s elections.
Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the capture of vandals who raided one of his senior-assisted living construction worksites and damaged valuable equipment.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.