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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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Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Autism As Well As Other Conditions


Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.  “As we continue to reform state government so that … 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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Illinois Property Owners Could Be Funding a Special Subsidy for Affordable Housing When Approved by the Illinois General Assembly


The bill is being pushed in the Illinois General Assembly. Does anyone else see the irony here? Property taxes will go up to pay for affordable housing if legislation now pending in the General Assembly passes. It’s not styled as a property … Continue reading

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Illinois Home Values down 21% and Property Taxes Up 7 % Since 2007


Illinois homeowners still have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped those homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Illinois are still 21% lower today … 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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Former Alderman and Schiller Park Lobbyist Hires Criminal Defense Lawyers as Feds’ Net Widens


Since last fall, the IRS has slapped two liens on Zalewski and his wife. On Oct. 12, 2018, the Zalewskis were hit with a lien for $85,864 for unpaid income taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On March 15, 2019, … Continue reading

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CDC Warns Doctors to Look for Early Signs of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness


Don’t delay in getting your child to a doctor if they’re showing possible symptoms. And don’t allow the doctor to dismiss your concerns. Since 2014, three outbreaks of the rare polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis have occurred in this … Continue reading

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Every U.S. Census since 1850 Asked About Citizenship Status Until Obama Administration Removed That Question.


There’s a lot of whining by various factions of the U.S. media, because the Presidential Administration wishes to reinstate that the 2020 U.S. Census would ask about Citizenship-Immigration status.   What they don’t tell you, is that the Citizenship question has … Continue reading

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