Departing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel accelerated calls to boost Illinois’ gas tax to pay for local transportation projects.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is racing to secure new capital funding from the state before his final term ends. His plan to pay for...
Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly pushing for a constitutional amendment to the state’s pension clause. Pension reform is the only way to combat rising property taxes and prevent further budget chaos in Illinois state and local governments.Chicago Mayor...
Seal-Rite’s doors are hardly the first to close in Illinois and reopen in the Badger State.Seal-Rite Door Inc. announced plans to shutter its Rockford facility and add 80 jobs to its Beloit, Wisconsin, site just 18 miles away.Those jobs...
Fitch Ratings has issued a warning about a pension plan pushed by one Illinois think tank, which includes no reform and would harm the state’s credit rating. The response from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability proves how...
Pension payouts collected by the Belleville area’s top-earning school retirees underscore the need to reform Illinois’ unaffordable pension system.Seventy-three retirees from Belleville area school districts have collected more than $1 million since retiring, seven of whom have accumulated more...
COMMENTARY Roger BartelCan you see it? Do you genuinely understand it? Are you aware today’s top Left Leaders are taking you to it?There are those who not only see it, they know it, have lived it, and ran from...
Alliance Steel Corp. will move 100 jobs to Gary, Indiana, with plans to add 30 more.Illinois-based Alliance Steel Corp. will shutter its Bedford Park facility and relocate just 25 miles across the state border to Gary, Indiana. Alliance Steel...
Pension costs now consume nearly 70 percent of the city’s annual property tax levy. It may not be enough.Pension costs are driving property tax increases across Illinois, including a historic hike in the southern Illinois city of Carterville.Carterville City...
A study by realtor.com ranks the Chicago region’s housing market slowest of 100 U.S. metro areas for 2019. That stat could be fixed, or made worse.A report released Nov. 27 by realtor.com forecasts the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metropolitan Area will experience...
Cook CountyCook Co. (ECWd) –The Maine Township has refused to produce certain records tied to the General Assistance Public Aid information and even though we offered them a chance to rethink their position they chose to stand by their...

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