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  • Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed

    Meeks: Tax swap was good idea, but times have changed
    As state senators prepared to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for a property tax freeze in Springfield on Tuesday, I talked to James Meeks about legislation he once managed to pass in the Senate that would have actually lowered property tax bills.
  • Reviving tax swap could help schools, homeowners

    Reviving tax swap could help schools, homeowners
    With Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic Party leader Mike Madigan engaged in an apparent blood feud in Springfield, a few state senators are discussing a grand compromise that could be a game-changer for school funding in Illinois. Instead of a...

    The property tax con game in Illinois

    The property tax con game in Illinois
    Politicians who sit in our state Capitol assume that voters are idiots. That's why Republicans and Democrats alike will tell you they're against increasing the property tax and the other party is not. To understand what's going on here, simply...

    New school superintendent for Illinois

    New school superintendent for Illinois
    The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's longest-serving school superintendents with a former professional football player who spent recent years at the helm of a high-...

    Meeks still battling for more school funding

    Meeks still battling for more school funding
    After years of fighting with fellow Democrats to improve public school funding in Illinois, former state Sen. James Meeks has switched sides. He's now chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education, appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, whom he...