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Congresswoman Lauren Underwood quiet on USMCA

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) did not respond to requests for comment about the successor treaty to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which this week was ratified by Mexico.

Winnetka ranks the richest of Illinois towns, study finds

Winnetka was ranked the richest town in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Illinois ranks 12th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Illinois finished 12th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Illinois ranks 11th highest for state tax collections per capita

Illinois finished 11th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Centreville ranks the poorest of Illinois towns, study finds

Centreville was ranked the poorest town in Illinois in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

By the Numbers: Illinois is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Illinois, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Preserve the Anesthesia Care Team vows to fight bill it says will compromise level of care

Seven organizations representing Illinois physicians and dentists have banded together to protest proposed legislation that would allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to administer anesthesia without the physical presence of a medical doctor or dentist.

Illinois ranks 14th in hospital safety analysis

Illinois finished 14th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Doctor, dentist organizations form group to fight proposed changes to anesthesia regulations

Seven organizations representing Illinois physicians and dentists have banded together to protest proposed legislation that would allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to administer anesthesia without the physical presence of a medical doctor or dentist.

Alexander County ranks the poorest of Illinois counties, study finds

Alexander County was ranked the poorest county in Illinois in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Allen Skillicorn Pledges Support 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 Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, 2020 U.S. House candidate (CD-14) from Illinois, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Analysis: Kendall County has fastest growing local economy in Illinois

Kendall County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Illinois in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Walmart rated top employer in Illinois, study finds

Walmart employs 52,603 workers in Illinois, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Illinois ranks 20th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Illinois finished 20th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Illinois finishes 35th on best state ranking

Illinois was ranked the 35th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Alexander County residents is highest in Illinois

Alexander County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Illinois, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

U.S. Term Limits Praises Rep. Allen Skillicorn for Signing Pledge

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress.

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