| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The race for governor is about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. It is also a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Quinn and fellow Democrats enacted in...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The main event in Illinois politics Monday evening was a televised debate between the top candidates for governor in the Nov. 4 election.
But the undercard — a joint appearance on public TV by the candidates for state comptroller —...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Hogan challenged rival Democrat Anthony G. Brown to release his income tax returns -- a step Hogan himself has not taken. Hogan issued that challenge in a news conference after Saturday night's third and final debate...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley agreed Wednesday to release his 2013 tax returns, following his release of partial tax returns from 2010 to 2012 last month.
Foley had requested an extension for his 2013 taxes, and on Wednesday, the deadline...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The March warning was clear: Park Ridge officials heard that unless matters changed by December, the City Council would have to raise Park Ridge's property tax levy by 16.38 percent, or $2.9 million, to cover the ballooning debt owed by a special taxing...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Former TV anchor Lauren Rowe has been tapped as the celebrity face of the campaign to extend a special property tax for Orange County schools.
Rowe said she got involved because her two daughters attend Hillcrest Elementary. She also volunteers at the...
| Oct 1, 2014
Park Ridge officials say the city has a problem: Its sewer system needs tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of work in the coming years to handle seemingly increasing amounts of stormwater.
But the choices on how to pay for the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Photos by Denys Bucksten. Deerfield1 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal listen to staff discussion at a recent workshop on the proposed 2015 village budget.
Deerfield 2 Deerfield Village Manager Kent Street makes a point as...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:13 PM
HAMPTON — Senior citizens eligible for a program exempting them from paying property taxes will have an additional two years before the city eliminates the program.
The City Council agreed unanimously Wednesday evening to delay the start date of...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 1:48 PM
HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon.
Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley, the wealthy Greenwich investor who spent $11 million of his own fortune running against Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2010, had an effective federal tax rate of zero in 2013.
The Foley campaign allowed...