Taxes & Spending

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Why The Chicago Area's Powerhouse Economy Can't Jumpstart Stalled Illinois

April 25, 2017
With the Chicago region robust and Downstate in a prolonged economic funk, fixing Illinois may be harder than the political talking points suggest.

Rauner Tax Freeze: Balm Or Timebomb For Local Taxpayers?

April 5, 2017
The governor seeks a permanent property tax freeze as a price for a budget deal, but experts say such a plan goes beyond anti-tax moves in other states and could handcuff operations of schools and local governments.   

Chicago Light Overhaul To Cost Double That Of New York’s

March 28, 2017
Mayor Emanuel’s troubled infrastructure trust will take a back seat when the city begins a $160 million energy efficiency changeout of streetlights.
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