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  • Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer

    Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants to fix Illinois' debt-ridden public pension system by getting government employees to work longer, pay more toward their retirement and accept less in benefits. The attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate...
  • Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol

    Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday took the rare step of traveling to the Capitol to make a personal pitch for an overhaul of city government worker pensions, saying costs are out of control and the "day of reckoning has arrived." The...
  • Improper property tax break costs millions

    Improper property tax break costs millions
    One of the most popular ways to lower property tax bills is also one of the most misused — benefiting thousands of people ranging from mayors to landlords and snowbirds. The homestead exemption is supposed to lower taxes only for a taxpayer's...
  • Quinn pension plan could shift costs to schools

    Quinn pension plan could shift costs to schools
    As Gov. Pat Quinn seeks to overhaul Illinois' public employee pension system, one of the more politically tricky elements also happens to be the one he's talking about the least. The Democratic governor is calling on universities, community colleges...
  • Elmhurst Council OKs North York TIF district

    The Elmhurst City Council has given the green light to establishing the city's fourth tax-increment-financing district on North York Street. The council approved the district in an 11-1 vote Sept. 4. The district will extend along a narrow corridor on...
  • Gloucester personal property tax collections take big jump

     
    At the end of the 2009-10 budget year on June 30, Gloucester County had collected $252,743 less than anticipated from real estate taxes. You may or may not be shocked by that, depending on what happened with your real estate......
  • Segal and Jacobs scrap over tax stances in Orange mayor race

     
    Orange County mayor candidate Bill Segal issued a press release Wednesday saying that his opponent Teresa Jacobs will tell a “tall tale”  in a TV debate tonight, and it's about her stance on the Amendment 1 property tax cut measure that...
  • Batchelor opposes Orange school tax

     
    Dick Batchelor says he is opposed to the 1-mill property tax that the Orange County School Board has before voters in Tuesday's election.  We don't know if it is a well planned last minute effort to kill the tax or he's just a last minute kind of guy,...
  • Joe Berrios thinks you're an idiot

     
    This ad from Democratic Cook County Assesor candidate Joe Berrios is insulting to the voter and assumes an utter lack of knowledge about the function of the office for which he is running. Under incumbent assessor (James) Houlihan, your home......
  • Deciphering the proposed constitutional amendments

     
    After picking candidates, voters in Tuesday???s election will be confronted with proposed amendments to the state Constitution. They???re on critical issues: reforming the way legislative districts are drawn, changing the system governing land use plans,...
  • A little light reading on Election Day

     
    Highlights from FUNDING OUR FUTURE --Reforming Illinois Tax Policy (.pdf), an 84-page report released Friday by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability: (The) inability of the voting public to connect the taxes they pay to the services they demand......