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There are 7000 units of Local Government in Illinois!

There comes a time when important issues that generally make our eyes glaze over start making us mad: Lamentations on our “crumbling infrastructure” moving from public policy forums to close encounters with jarring potholes. Congressional “debt ceiling” debates ending in debilitating government shutdowns. Alarmist commentaries on “unfunded pension liabilities” foreshadowing costly credit downgrades and tax […]

Illinois Drives People Away, Wall Street Journal

The taxpayer migration continues from the Land of Ever Higher Taxes.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol, July 26. Photo: Justin Fowler/Associated Press

By The Wall Street Journal

If Republicans succeed in limiting the state-and-local tax deduction, one hope is that this could finally inspire a come-to-Jesus moment […]

Indiana gets tough with late property tax payments

Treasurer hopes move would get bills paid; commissioners resistant to plan

By Mark Webber –
 
12/11/17 9:28 PM

A proposal to take state income tax refunds from people who are at least three installments behind in property taxes is facing resistance from the Bartholomew County Commissioners.

Taking away tax refunds has the potential to hurt financial struggling families already […]

In an interesting twist, a Lake County, Illinois judge has taken on the role of budget making in Cook County, Illinois

Judge orders appropriation to fund a court function

Chicago Park District increase taxes

Chicago Park District tax increase

City of Chicago tax increases approved by aldermen

Chicago tax increases

COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY

COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN CHICAGO AND COOK COUNTY SAVED MILLIONS. THERE’S STILL ROOM FOR MORE

By: Rachel L. Leven

Cook County began its 2018 budget hearings facing a $200 million budget hole. Meanwhile, the City of Chicago is staring down the tunnel towards major pension payments and Cook County’s own pensions aren’t on steady ground. In 2011, newly elected […]

Chicago Property Tax Increase

City of Chicago Tax Increase

Amazon Incentive Package

Chicago entices Amazon

Cook County Exemptions Increase

A benefit to homeowners.