Taxes & Spending

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...

Is Gov. Rauner right when he claims Illinois has the worst property taxes nationwide?
Apr 20, 2017

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership between...

Don't allow Illinoisans to grow their own marijuana, Colorado official advises
Apr 19, 2017

In what was the first in a series of hearings Wednesday on a proposal to legalize marijuana for r...

Abortion rights group releases Gov. Rauner survey, calls Rauner 'dishonest'
Apr 19, 2017

A 2014 questionnaire shows Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner previously pledged to support abortion righ...

You've got...no mail. Bill would do away with sending amendment info by mail
Apr 18, 2017

Go home and check your mail. No, not your email, your postal mail. What did you get? Coupons to a...

Rauner's veto threat on abortion puts it, and him, on Illinois' center stage
Apr 17, 2017

OPINION We just might be about to find out for sure what Illinoisans’ views are on abortion ...

Illinois' financial state staggering as taxpayer burden spikes
Apr 16, 2017

Illinois’ debt is so staggering and that it was given an “F” grade in a new analysis fr...

Singing for their supper? Broadway in Chicago stars perform as push for theater tax credit
Apr 13, 2017

Most people probably can't imagine anything more boring or arcane than an hours-long hearing on t...

Illinois lawmakers announce first public hearing on marijuana legalization bill
Apr 12, 2017

Illinois will begin taking baby steps on the path toward marijuana legalization next week as lawm...

Dems' "lifeline" Illinois budget looks more like a noose to GOP
Apr 07, 2017

Democrats in the Illinois House this week took action they say will ease the effects of the Illin...

Illinois' high real estate tax is a low point for the state
Apr 06, 2017

If you’re a homeowner, think about the reasons you chose the location of your current residence...

How did your state rep vote on the $800M stopgap funding bill?
Apr 06, 2017

(Scroll down to see complete roll call roster.) The Democrat-led Illinois House Thursday voted...

Thompson Center added to list of Illinois' most endangered historic places
Apr 06, 2017

Illinoisans haven't always been kind to the James R. Thompson Center. The Center, a Loops fixture...

With no budget in sight, Illinois House moves toward another stopgap
Apr 05, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- In the first significant sign that Illinois could go without a state budget for th...

With Rauner, General Assembly deadlocked, courts make critical state decisions
Apr 04, 2017

Until Bruce Rauner took office two years ago, the most basic function of the governor and General...


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