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  • Tighter standards on reverse mortgages

    Are reverse mortgages headed in reverse? Based on forthcoming federal rule changes for seniors who expect to apply for one, you might think so. But as a taxpayer, you might say, bravo: Toughening up qualification standards — including such basics as...
  • Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...
  • Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship

    Bruce Rauner, political rookie, rises to claim governorship
    As the first Republican to claim victory in an Illinois governor election in 16 years, Bruce Rauner is poised to  fulfill at least one of his campaign promises — shaking up Springfield. “Are you ready for a new direction? Are you ready to...
  • Naperville looks at smaller property tax increase

    Naperville looks at smaller property tax increase
    Naperville may not raise property taxes as much as anticipated. Councilmen on Wednesday showed support for a plan that would raise the average homeowner's payment to the city by $24 instead of $47. However, the plan also widens the city's budget...
  • Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign

    Rauner talks 'compassion,' 'competitiveness' after bruising campaign
    Following tens of millions of dollars in merciless attack ads, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Thursday emphasized the terms “compassion” and “competitiveness” to describe his vision of Illinois as he unveiled a diverse,...
  • Reader feedback Nov. 7: War widows and widowers gain property tax exemption, off-limits businesses, officials deal with grass

    Amendment passes to give war widows, widowers a property tax exemption An amendment to Virginia's constitution giving war widows and widowers a property tax exemption passed overwhelmingly Tuesday. Theresa Jolly Lee: You have to wonder about that 12.5...
  • Smart tax tips for the end of year

    Smart tax tips for the end of year
    Halloween has just passed so should you be getting ready to serve Thanksgiving dinner, shop for Christmas or Hanukkah, or plan for April? The right answer, since it's about saving significant money, should be: Plan for April. That, of course, is when...
  • Dismal State Tax Climate

    Dismal State Tax Climate
    There are so many Top 10 lists, best and worst surveys, and other rankings floating around that it is hard to know which to take seriously. Well, something rings true about a survey released recently by the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based think tank...
  • Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist

     Rauner runs risks moving from attack dog to pragmatist
    Bruce Rauner long has spoken of the need to demand more from teachers and students alike. But before a conservative audience in Lake County last fall, the then-Republican candidate for governor lashed out at new Common Core education standards aimed at...
  • Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions

     Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions
    Employees of a rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments claim their working conditions are unsafe. Nippon Sharyo, which was...
  • United Way seeks 200 volunteers for tax program

    United Way of Palm Beach County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, is looking for 200 volunteers to help provide free tax services throughout the county. The free service provides tax...