Taxes & Spending

Voter support for redistricting, term limits at record high: poll
Oct 05, 2016

Illinois voters won't have a say on term limits or redistricting reform this November, but their ...

New report ranks Illinois business tax climate
Oct 03, 2016

Illinois' spot on a new ranking of states with the best and worst business tax climates might com...

Illinois budget deficit much worse than $7.8B, analysis finds
Sep 30, 2016

Remember the $7.8 billion budget deficit we've been telling you about? Well, it's actually proj...

A constitutional vote for road safety could send us careening
Sep 26, 2016

Opinion It’s rough riding out there in Illinois. Dodging the potholes is like running an...

Preckwinkle is "looking hard" at a new sugary soft-drink tax
Sep 21, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. County Board President Toni Preckwi...

Rauner answers questions on first Facebook Live Q&A
Sep 20, 2016

In his first-ever Facebook Live appearance, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday answered questions...

Chicago Housing Authority sends rents to landlord, alleged gang leader
Sep 20, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.  The Chicago Housing Authority has...

Tax burden in Illinois continues to grow: report
Sep 19, 2016

Out of all 50 states, Illinois has the third-highest per-taxpayer debt, behind New Jersey's $59,4...

Rauner administration: Lottery program shows ‘merit pay’ works
Sep 19, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The state has paid more than $631,000 in bonuses over the past two years to ...

Chicago utility tax likely to pass, but it won't fix the city's money woes
Sep 14, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. [caption id="attachment_75923" alig...

Illinois elementary school district spending habits are like Chicago's
Sep 13, 2016

I went to a financial council meeting for my local elementary school district this morning.  La...

City Council committee OK's do-over for red-light, speed camera tickets
Sep 12, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. With $250 million in damages hangin...

SEIU Healthcare claims Munger wants to cut all social services
Sep 08, 2016

This article was created for PolitiFact Illinois, a collaboration between Reboot Illinois and Pul...

Emanuel's utility tax approved by Chicago Finance Committee
Sep 08, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to slap...


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