Taxes & Spending

Illinois Senate Dems pass $5.4 billion tax-hike package
May 23, 2017

Illinois Senate Democrats on Tuesday passed a revenue package that is projected to raise $5.4 bi...

Map: Illinois property taxes by county
May 22, 2017

Illinois homeowners pay some of the highest real estate taxes in the nation, though the amount ta...

Miller: Property-tax freeze should be 'political no-brainer' for Democrats
May 22, 2017

Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn't truly intere...

Solving the Illinois budget crisis isn't as easy as you think
May 19, 2017

Ever since the Great Recession, a wave of fantasy governing has swept across the nation as news o...

A definitive list of 20 cities with terrible, awful, no good, terrible commutes
May 18, 2017

What makes a happy urbanite? Yes, we all like affordable housing, nice parks, easy-to-get-to groc...

How did your senator vote on the grand bargain budget bills?
May 17, 2017

The Illinois Senate on Wednesday called a number of bills from the grand bargain budget package f...

Illinois bill backlog balloons to $14.3 billion
May 17, 2017

Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills skyrocketed to $14.3 billion Wednesday after the Governor’s...

Illinois House Dems offer own non-budget reforms, press Rauner for meeting
May 16, 2017

With 15 days left until the end of the spring legislative session, a group of Illinois House Demo...

In-home care for Illinois seniors is on the chopping block
May 16, 2017

On a recent afternoon, 80-year-old John Earl Johnson watched television from the sofa in his Edge...

What does Illinois have to say about the Comey firing?
May 10, 2017

Well, the last 24 hours have been fun, hasn’t it? What? You haven't heard about what happened t...

Chicago River redevelopment plan is a go
May 10, 2017

The relatively uninhabited North Branch of the Chicago River won’t be empty for long now that t...

Civic Federation report opposes Rauner budget, offers recommendations
May 09, 2017

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recommended budget for the 2018 fiscal year neither provides a ...

Obama unveils plans and design for South Side presidential center
May 04, 2017

Barack and Michelle Obama swung by the South Side Wednesday to unveil the newest plans for the Ob...

'Growth or Insolvency' – a falsely-framed choice for Chicago?
Apr 28, 2017

This piece originally appeared on Bill’s Blog at Truth in Accounting.  Last week, The Civic...

Illinois universities' credit ratings downgrades contain warnings for all of Illinois
Apr 23, 2017

Congratulations, everybody! Illinois now has five public universities with junk bond credit ratin...


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