The so-called "privilege tax" on Illinois investment firms that passed the Senate in May but now appears stalled in the House needs to be put out of its -- and our -- misery, the co-host of a Chicago-area radio show said recently.
Public sector employees and retirees could accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said during an appearance on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
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.
Chicagoans need to demand acceptance of Gov. Bruce Rauner's call for a property tax freeze to not only prevent themselves from having to pay 10 percent more property taxes but also put an end to the wealthy's indifference to the plight of the poor, according to the Illinois GOP.
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.
A bill that doles out dollars in tax credits and incentives undermines any efforts to bring in revenue for Illinois, Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) said in the House on Wednesday during debate on House Bill 160.