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’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Niles Township residents are being encouraged to show their support for the township’s first responders through visual displays and kind gestures via an initiative from the Niles Township Regular Republican Organization (NTRRO).
Schools in Illinois and Minnesota continue to encourage “racial equity” to students, teachers and parents with the backing of a California organization, but Katherine Kersten, senior fellow at the Center of the American Experiment and author of No Thug Left Behind, said their theories are “jaw-dropping discriminatory.”
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, coauthors of the March trilogy of graphic novels on the Civil Rights Movement, will speak at New Trier High School on May 8 in an event presented by the high school district and the Family Action Network (FAN).
Cook County saw more people leave its once-friendly confines between mid-2015 and mid-2016 than any other county in the United States, according to recent U.S. Census data. The county suffered a net loss of 21,324 people.