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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.

13,918 borrowers in Illinois filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Illinois who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 13,918, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$961.3 million in federal research dollars flowed to Illinois in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Illinois totaled $961.3 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Opposition to governor’s ‘Fair Tax’ tops 60% in new Illinois Business Alliance survey

Illinois residents oppose Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed “Fair Tax” on higher-income earners and businesses by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a survey conducted last month for the Illinois Business Alliance.

Illinois received $13 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $13,040,326 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Illinois, the eighth highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Kerry Wolff 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 (district 15), Kerry Wolff, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Illinois 2-year college students pay $4,140 in tuition and fees

Illinois two-year colleges charged students $4,140 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 20th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

18 U.S. House members from Illinois make $174,000 annually

Each of the 18 U.S. House of Representatives members representing Illinois draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Tom McCullagh Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Illinois state senate candidate, Tom McCullagh (district 49), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Illinois 4-year university tuitions jumped 61% over 15 years

Illinois four-year public university tuition and fees went from $8,797 in 2004-05 to $14,166 in 2019-20, the 20th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

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