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Chicago has liabilities equaling $37,100 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Chicago ranks 74th for the state of its finances, having $37,100 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Lawrence Oliver Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state house candidate, Lawrence Oliver (district 95), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Illinois estimated at 17.2%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Illinois is 17.2 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Illinois ranks 3rd worst in new economic outlook analysis

Illinois finished 48th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Illinois ranks 36th best on corporate tax study

Illinois finished 36th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Illinois among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Illinois was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Illinois job growth this year projected at 0.5%

Job growth in Illinois is expected to reach 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Alex Walker Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state house candidate, Alex Walker (district 110), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Illinois lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Illinois would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Theresa Raborn Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Illinois, Theresa Raborn (district 2), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Illinois ranks 35th in annual tax climate ranking

Illinois finished 35th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Strong Support in IL CD-15 for Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. House candidate for Illinois (district 15), Mary Miller , for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Rep. Chris Miller Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

Illinois State Rep. Chris Miller, (district 110), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Illinois

Lovie Smith, head football coach at the University of Urbana-Champaign, earned $5 million in 2018, making Smith the highest-paid public employee in Illinois last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Illinois to reach $22.9 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Illinois arts agencies are projected to reach $22.9 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $1.80 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Illinois levies a total tax on lodging of 6%

Hotel room bills in Illinois tack on a total state lodging tax of 6 percent, the 25th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

66 counties in Illinois are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Sixty-six counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

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