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PI Original
by Adam Doster
2:33pm
Thu Oct 7, 2010

Welcome To Illinois: Home Of The Deadbeats

Given Illinois state government's inability to pay its bills, it's no wonder that voter distrust of state government is on the rise, as a new survey finds. But the survey revealed a few hopeful signs, too.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
10:16am
Tue Oct 5, 2010

Number Of The Day: $6.4 Billion

That's how much the state of Illinois owed, as of July 1, in back payments to schools, municipalities, and social service providers.

PI Original
by Micah Maidenberg
1:38pm
Fri Oct 1, 2010

Wait, What Are TIFs Again? (VIDEO)

The City of Chicago tax increment financing (TIF) program may be heading toward some big changes as longtime Mayor Richard Daley leaves office. We review the basics of TIF and its problems.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
12:17pm
Thu Sep 30, 2010

Would Kirk Block Everything In The Lame Duck Session? (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk thinks Senate Democrats are going to "overreach" during their upcoming lame duck session. And he wants to win Illinois' special election to stop them.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
2:57pm
Wed Sep 29, 2010

Job Creation Dominates First Guv Debate (VIDEO)

Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bill Brady clashed on the state budget and economic strategies in their first scheduled debate.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
9:47am
Wed Sep 29, 2010

Tax Amnesty Begins Friday

If you haven't paid your taxes recently, you're in luck. On Friday, Illinois plans to roll out its 2010 tax amnesty plan. Delinquent taxpayers will have five weeks -- from October 1 to November 8 -- to pay the state unpaid back taxes accrued between July 2002 to July 2009 without facing fines.

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