Category Archives: Chicago

Illinois Taxes Too High For Chicago To Open A Casino, A Bit Ironic


Illinois residents face taxes all of the time, but now Mayor Lightfoot complaining that Illinois taxes are too high to open a financially successful Chicago casino. Gee whiz, how did they screw that up? Chicago tries for decades to get … Continue reading

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COOK COUNTY HOME VALUES DOWN 31%, PROPERTY TAXES UP 22% SINCE 2007


Cook County homeowners have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the 2007 housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped county homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Cook County are 31% lower … Continue reading

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Chicago Attempts to Legislate Wages and Benefits in Private Companies


CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY WE AS A CITY TRY TO FORCE CHANGES IN WORK WAGES AND BENEFITS IN PRIVATE COMPANIES AS THE CITY OF CHICAGO SCREWS THEIR CURRENT EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE….JUST AS THE DEDICATION AND … Continue reading

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Remember the Worst Maritime Disaster on the Great Lakes


On July 24, 1914, some 2,500 passengers and crew crowded aboard the S.S. Eastland. The boat capsized while still docked in the Chicago River. The S.S. Eastland tipped over in the Chicago River only three years after the Titanic sank … Continue reading

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When Is The Superintendent’s Trial ?


Former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, whose federal fraud trial was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled, draws more than $900 daily in pension income as he awaits his day in court. The 81-year-old … Continue reading

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NEW RULE FOR CHICAGO COPS: Officials are working on implementing a new rule that will require Chicago police officers to report every time they point a gun at a person.


Officials are working on implementing a new rule that will require Chicago police officers to report every time they point a gun at a person. Under the new policy, which is part of a consent decree meant to bring reforms … Continue reading

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One More Thing On The Illinois Gas Tax Increase


The state’s new motor fuel tax of 38 cents a gallon will be tied to the Consumer Price Index effective July 2020. That means every March, the Illinois Department of Revenue will use federal inflation data from the previous 12 … Continue reading

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On 1/1/2020, Where Marijuana Can and Can’t Be Used


While marijuana consumption and possession will become legal for Illinois residents age 21 and older starting Jan. 1, consumption in public places will still be prohibited and employers can continue to set rules for their workplaces. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker … Continue reading

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Gas Tax Increase to Anger Illinoisans This Summer


Expect the doubling of Illinois gas taxes to anger Illinoisans this summer. The state’s motor fuel tax on July 1 will increase to 38 cents per gallon from 19 cents currently. The state says the tax, which has not been … Continue reading

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Illinois Will See An Expansion Of Sales Tax on 1/1/2020


Illinoisans will pay higher sales taxes on online purchases starting next year. On Jan. 1, 2020, an expansion of the state’s sales tax will take effect, which will require online marketplaces that facilitate sales between third-party users, such as Etsy and eBay, … Continue reading

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