What can Illinois learn from its neighbor?

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Good Government, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

WEST LAFEYETTE, Ind. – Can Illinois, struggling with fiscal problems, learn anything from its neighbor Indiana? Well, former Indiana governor […]

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Municipal conference attendees spend more than $1K to learn tight budget techniques

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Good Government, Government Waste, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

City officials from across the state gathered last month at the annual Illinois Municipal League Conference in Chicago to learn how to manage municipal budgets during tough fiscal times.

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Study reveals Cook County property owners feeling pinch

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Skyrocketing property taxes mean suburban homeowners are feeling the pinch, but it’s even worse for commercial property owners, particularly in Chicago, a new study from the Civic Federation has found.

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Former Rep. Pam Roth talks move from Illinois to Texas

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Pam Roth packed her bags and moved to Texas last year. That in itself isn’t unusual. But what makes Roth’s case unusual is that she was a sitting Illinois State representative when she left.

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We’re still getting beat by Indiana

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Columns, Commentary, Illinois, News  /  No Comments


Prosperity may not be around the corner, but it certainly is right next door – in Indiana.

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What does it cost taxpayers to pay for lawmakers’ empty Springfield residences?

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Although the Illinois constitution requires all statewide elected officials to have a residence in Springfield – none of the current constitutional officers have made the state capital their primary home.

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