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  • 11/15/2018
    Our View: Three examples of peace in politics
    Candidates--Statewide (12) , Governor (44) , Political Parties (Incld Tea Party) (39a) , Rauner, Bruce
    We’ve come to know politics as a dirty, ugly game, with candidates spending millions of dollars to make the other guy look bad. Three recent examples give us hope that it doesn’t always have to be that way. • Gov. Bruce Rauner and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker will make a joint appearance Dec. 3 at Illinois’ 200th Birthday Party. Dec. 3, 1818 is when Illinois became the nat... read more >
  • 11/15/2018
    At budget time, Illinois towns consider large tax hikes as pension costs mount
    Budgets--Local , Local Government (60) , Pensions (70)
    Municipal leaders across Illinois face cutting services or hiking taxes to pay for growing police and fire retirement contributions as pension costs continue to increase.

    The Carterville City Council voted Tuesday to approve a 30 percent property ta... read more >

  • 11/15/2018
    Illinoisans share tax concerns with lawmakers
    Budget--State (8) , Taxes, Graduated/Progressive , Taxes, income (86)
    Taxpayers gathered at the Illinois capitol Wednesday to share concerns about the state's high taxes.

    Connie Cane came to Springfield from Gilberts, Illinois. She said her chief concern is property taxes, and not being able to sell her home if she were to leave the state. She also opposes the idea of a progressive tax.

    “I am worried about the types of legislation that could p... read more >