Taxes & Spending

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...

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...


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