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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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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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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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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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House skirts lawmaker salary-freeze vote, in line for $1,600 increase


The House surprised the Senate by slipping a pay raise into budget legislation, then refusing to take action on the Senate’s attempt to reverse it. Illinois lawmakers are in line for a $1,600-a-year salary increase after the House surprised the … Continue reading

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Illinois Residents Face a Massive Tax Increase To Pay For the Illinois General Assembly Spending Spree


It was a tax massacre in Springfield! They doubled your gas tax and passed a budget with out of control spending that will likely lead to a massive future tax hike. I thought I would give a brief review one … Continue reading

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Before you light up your joints, there are some things you should know.


Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Illinois after a plan passed both the state House and the Senate this week.  But before you light up your joints, here are five things you should know:  What still needs to happen?  … Continue reading

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WARNING……This Opening of the Constitutional Amendment Could Be Very Harmful to Public Employee Retirees and Future Retirees


WARNING….THIS OPENING OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT COULD BE VERY HARMFUL TO RETIREES AND FUTURE RETIREES, BESIDES TO THE TAXPAYERS. THE POLS IN SPRINGFIELD WANT US TO TRUST THEM….HA,………. HOW DID THAT GO BEFORE .?……THE CHICAGO FIBUNE ARTICLE IS CALLING FOR … 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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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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