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Economist says Illinois’ progressive income tax could exacerbate poverty, income inequality


“The U.S. economy was booming, poverty rates were falling across the country, poverty rates actually increased in the state of Connecticut. And 70 percent of that increase in poverty rates could be directly accounted for by the change to a … Continue reading

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How Will Legal Pot Work in the Workplace?


With recreational marijuana becoming legal next year, there are a growing number of questions still to be answered. Here’s what you’re probably wondering… With recreational marijuana becoming legal next year, there are a growing number of questions still to be … Continue reading

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Illinois police authorities will be in “a tough spot” when the recreational use of marijuana becomes legal on Jan. 1.


Illinois law-enforcement officials are “incredibly unprepared” for the potential upswing in impaired driving that could result from legalization of recreational use of marijuana. That view of the impact of House Bill 1438 came from a Chicago-area police officer spearheading a pilot program … Continue reading

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Illinois Pot Industry Buzzing With Union Drives—-Union Label on Weed


The marijuana industry is expected to generate thousands of high-wage jobs in Illinois over the next decade, and there’s a strong chance cannabis growers and sellers will be hiring union labor. Legislation (H.B. 1438) legalizing cannabis for recreational use Jan. … Continue reading

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States Attorneys Across Illinois Continue to Prosecute Cannabis Cases


A Montgomery cancer patient who ordered 42 pounds of THC-infused chocolate to his home in 2014 began serving his 4-year prison term Friday, expressing his gratitude to the judge for accepting a guilty plea on a lesser charge. I happened … Continue reading

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Inflated Costs Boost Costs to End Users as Trucking Companies are Hit Hard by Increased Taxes in Illinois


Drivers aren’t the only ones frustrated with the increase in the Illinois gas tax, trucking companies also fear this tax increase could cost them thousands.  Illinois lawmakers voted to increase the fuel tax, to pay for the $45 billion capital plan.That … Continue reading

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Western Illinois University President Is Forced To Resign and Gets 2 Years of Paid Salary and a Professorship—-Don’t You Just Love Illinois Government !!!


Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said his final day on the job will be June 30, 2019, ending a presidency marred by employee layoffs, declining student enrollment, and increasing tensions between the administration and faculty. Dr. Thomas made the … Continue reading

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Illinois Gasoline Tax May Be 43.5 Cents Per Gallon In 2025….Think About That…..


Illinoisans will see the state gas tax double starting July 1. But that’s not all: the tax will be tied to inflation, meaning it will automatically rise in future years so lawmakers are shielded from motorists’ ire. Based on current … Continue reading

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Illinois’ New Budget Has A Shortfall of $4 Billion Dollars


Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois’ budget is balanced ”for the first time in decades.” That’s the claim he made upon signing Illinois’ $40 billion budget for 2020. Pritzker’s claim is simply not true. According to the state’s own actuarial calculations, … Continue reading

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Illinois Capital Projects Plan All About Pork Barrel Projects Such as Dog Parks and Pickleball Courts, Not About Collapsing Bridges and Road Potholes


Pickleball courts, dog parks and grants for an arts program led by House Speaker Michael Madigan’s wife are on a lengthy list of lawmakers’ pet projects paid for by a massive gambling expansion and tax hikes on smoking and parking. … Continue reading

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