Category Archives: Taxation

A Day of Remembrance 


Today, April 15th, we celebrate the life and times of Harold Lee Washington (April 15, 1922 – November 25, 1987); an African American lawyer and politician who became the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death … Continue reading

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Schiller Park Has Lost It’s Moral Compass


The local election in Schiller Park has become a proverbial “witches cauldron”. Clearly, the community has lost its moral compass, as the political discussion in Schiller Park has reached an abysmal low.    We have seen people banned off of … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in Springfield 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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Should Leyden and Norwood Park Township Villages Opt Out of Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance ?


Following the lead of the City of Chicago and other municipalities nationwide, on October 26, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to gradually increase the minimum wage in Cook County to $13 per hour by July of 2020. … Continue reading

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Illinois Has Too Many School Districts


From 1930 through 1970, a gradual consolidation process eliminated 9 of every 10 school districts nationally. The number of districts in the U.S. fell dramatically, to fewer than 20,000 from over 120,000. Illinois followed similar trends. In 1942, Illinois had … Continue reading

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Ald. Ameya Pawar Throws First Official Hat in Democratic Ring for Illinois Governor


For a sitting, massively rich Republican governor who just added $50 million in personal cash to his re-election campaign, a sitting Chicago alderman with a measly $50,000 probably doesn’t seem much of a threat.And perhaps pro-business, union-critic Governor Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

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Is Illinois Going to Have A Budget Soon ?


 A plan to end a two-year Illinois budget standoff negotiated in the Senate — which likely includes an income tax increase as well as items on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda — could get a vote in Springfield as early as … Continue reading

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Illinois Residents Movin’ On


United Van Lines reports that Illinois is Number 2 is the ratio of people moving out versus those moving in. 63% of the loads are leaving Illinois. I wonder where weather would be categorized. Interesting that young people are moving … Continue reading

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ALEC’s Extensive Plans for Education Restructuring in Your State


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President Obama’s State of the Union address fails to captivate Americans in distrustful era – NY Daily News


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-state-union-address-fails-captivate-americans-article-1.1594946

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