Category Archives: Economy

Illinois Teacher Pension Costs Continue to Soar After the Current General Assembly Session to Placate the Unions At Taxpayer Costs


Sen. Jim Oberweis compromise plan ignored as teacher pension spiking provision slips through State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with his Democratic counterparts to keep a cap in place that prevented teachers from spiking … Continue reading

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Here’s where you will (likely) be able to buy legal weed in the Chicago area Jan. 1, 2020


The recreational marijuana bill approved by state lawmakers allows Illinois’ 55 existing medical marijuana shops to buy an additional license and start selling recreational pot next year. Operators of Illinois’ 55 medical dispensaries — 11 of which are in Chicago … Continue reading

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Illinoisans will pay more for gas, vehicle registration, cigarettes and parking after a bipartisan vote for $45 billion in new capital spending.


Are you ready for all the taxes coming out of Springfield this past session!! The Gas Tax Increase and Vehicle Fee Increase Roll Call. See how did your legislator voted. Elections have consequences-Vote the tax hikers out next election !!! … Continue reading

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SURPRISE……..STAND BY…….Governor Pritzker has just announced that he isn’t finished and told the General Assembly to stay and work through the weekend…….WOW!!!….And Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker


Illinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that would allow residents age 21 and older to legally possess 30 … Continue reading

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Weed Backers: Senate passes legal pot bill, sends it to House


With the clock ticking to adjournment, the Illinois Senate quickly passed a comprehensive measure to legalize recreational marijuana. The Illinois Senate voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House.  … Continue reading

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Graduated income tax question makes it to ballot; House OKs constitutional amendment


The Illinois House, on partisan lines, voted to approve a constitutional amendment to ask voters in 2020 if the flat tax structure should be removed from the constitution. Landing Gov. J.B. Pritzker a huge win, the Illinois House — on … Continue reading

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Bullets Struck School Bus on Field Trip


WELCOME TO CHICAGO……… Suburban school bus hit by stray bullets after dropping kids off at Museum of Science and Industry, authorities say A suburban school bus was pelted by stray gunfire Tuesday morning at a South Side intersection after it … Continue reading

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Exodus from Illinois Assures the Loss Of Two Seats in Congress


An Illinois congressman said the latest census estimates pretty much solidified Illinois will be losing two congressional seats when the 2020 census is completed. “I’m not surprised that Illinois is now looking to move from possibly losing two seats to … Continue reading

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Westlake Hospital Closure Unopposed By State Board


The owners of Westlake Hospital received approval from a state review board that allows them to move forward with plans to close the Melrose Park facility. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board voted 7-to-0 in favor of the … Continue reading

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GOP lawmakers in McHenry County believe graduated tax plan won’t solve state problems | Northwest Herald


I could have told you this: We need massive spending cuts. We also need to cut borrowing, cut regulation, pursue government consolidation including local government and school districts, and reform the public sector pension laws Local GOP lawmakers critical of … Continue reading

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