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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Property tax relief becomes sticking point in Illinois' progressive tax debate
    Governor (44) , Taxes, Graduated/Progressive , Taxes, property (87) Zalewski, Michael--State House, 23

    The amendment to ask voters to change the constitution’s flat income tax to one with higher rates for higher earners passed a House committ...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Rockford airport plans for expansion as officials oppose plans for third Chicago-area airport
    Airports (4)
    A $9 million dollar federal grant will help Rockford’s airport expand its parking area for cargo jets.

    Officials at the Chicago-Rockford International Airport hope it’s just the first portion of up to $35 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Plans call for a 15-acre expansion of the airport’s apron to allow for more traffic.

    “During...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Illinois energy reform bills ‘on the back burner’ as session nears adjournment
    Energy, Alternative Energy (93) Castro, Christina -- State Senate, 22 , Cunningham, Bill--State House, 35 , Davis, William "Will"--State House, 30
    SPRINGFIELD — As the General Assembly moves toward its May 31 adjournment with issues such as a state budget, graduated income tax, and the legalization of sports gambling and recreational marijuana still to be decided, an ambitious package of energy market reforms will likely have to wait until the fall veto session or later before moving forward.

    The expected delay comes despite calls ...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    Former state Rep. Pritchard receives Service to Agriculture Award
    Agriculture (2) , Legislators (former) (58) Pritchard, Robert--State House, 70
    DEKALB — Former Illinois state Rep. Robert Pritchard recently received the Service to Agriculture Award from the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The award was given by accredited farm manager Eric Wilkinson, past president of the organization. The citation is the highest the Society presents to nonmembers and is awarded to individuals who have promoted and adv...   read more >
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