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Illinois Faces 5th Year Of An Increasing Population Decline


Illinoisans received their 5th consecutive year of bad news at the end of 2018, with U.S. Census Bureau data showing the state suffered a record fifth year of worsening population decline. New census data released April 18 show that for … Continue reading

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Illinois School Administrator Salaries Highest in the US


Too often the school board announces cuts that directly affects the children, but honestly a good look would be at the high priced administrators. This is a local school board issue, not a state issue, but top heavy administration is … Continue reading

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The governor’s office issued a concerning response to a simple request for the numbers backing up his “fair tax” proposal.


More than a week after claiming his income tax proposal would raise $3.4 billion in new revenue, Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office now claims it can’t find the math used to calculate that number. This doesn’t inspire confidence in the governor’s … Continue reading

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Leaving Legislature lucrative for Ed Burke brother now drawing $160K in pensions


Chicago and Illinois taxpayers are still supporting ex-state Rep. Dan Burke. Despite losing a reelection bid last year, the brother of Ald. Edward M. Burke gets two taxpayer-subsidized pensions — expected to pay him a total this year of nearly … Continue reading

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Of toilets and contractors: Is Pritzker up to the job of renovating Illinois? – Chicago Tribune


  Of toilets and contractors: Is Pritzker up to the job of renovating Illinois? – Chicago Tribune — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-toilet-unions-mansion-20181015-story,amp.html

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When Will The Politicians Stop Adding Taxes To Increase The Burden On Illinois Residents ?


As many Illinoisans hit the road this holiday weekend, they’ll be faced with exorbitant gas taxes. But if some politicians get their way, it won’t stop there. One candidate for governor has floated the idea of a vehicle miles traveled, … Continue reading

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Is Illinois’s Budget Real ? Or a Political Convenience ?


Illinois budget watchdog groups are skeptical over whether the $38.5 billion fiscal 2019 state budget that passed Thursday is truly “balanced” . Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle should restrain their self-praise about the budget plan given that it … Continue reading

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“Pity The Nation Whose People Are Sheep………”


Lawrence Ferlinghetti decades ago wrote and it gives me chills to read it today: “Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots … Continue reading

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Oppose HR 1025 Which Calls For A Progressive Income Tax in Illinois


  UPDATE:    Yesterday, state representatives moved Speaker Madigan’s progressive tax resolution to the House floor. Please submit a witness slip in opposition of HR 1025 which calls for a progressive income tax in Illinois. HR 1025 is the Bill … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Norridge SD 80 Parents Fight for Special Education Education at Enger———Status of SB 2344 Amend 1 Sponsored by Senator Mulroe


The Amendment to SB 2344 to guarantee access for Special Education Students for an education at Enger School is scheduled for Hearing, today, April 24, 2018, at 4 pm in front of the Illinois Senate Education Committee in 212 Capitol, … Continue reading

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