Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), candidate for Illinois governor, paid $8,439 in property taxes in 2016, or 26 percent of his $32,568 adjusted gross income, according to tax returns he made public this week.
Pedro Noguera, a UCLA professor and leading advocate of public schools establishing lower standards for black and hispanic students, will lay out his philosophy to North Shore teachers and students in Highland Park Monday.
New Trier High School District 203 has paid $108,583 in consulting fees to second group dedicated to spreading a philosophy of “white privilege” to U.S. high school teachers, according to a North Cook News analysis of district financial records.
Republicans say that, in Illinois, there exists a democracy of one — Mike Madigan, to be exact — with the longtime House speaker managing affairs as if the state were a dictatorship rather than a system of egalitarianism.
Term limits are not a short-term solution to Illinois' financial problems, and when or if they are implemented, such limits must be done right or the result will be more of the same, co-founders of a conservative nonprofit said during a recent Chicago-based radio broadcast.
With Illinois facing a "death spiral," noted economist Brian Wesbury cannot understand why Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t spoken out against recent talk of an added tax hike, which he believes would exacerbate the issue.