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Mon Mar 21, 2011

Teachers Demand TIF Accountability

Parents, teachers, and advocates marched through the streets of Chicago's poshest neighborhoods Saturday, pleading with the Daley administration to free up some of his beloved TIF funds for the city's schools.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Fri Mar 18, 2011

Schakowsky Pushes Tax On "Super-Duper Rich"

Illinois' 9th District congresswoman Jan Schakowsky introduced HR 1124, a bill she's calling the Fairness in Taxation Act. The legislation would create a new series of tax brackets for the country's very wealthiest earners.

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by Robert Dietz
Tue Mar 15, 2011

Clear Benefits Of Cigarette Tax

Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is renewing his push for a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes to help pay for the capital spending plan currently in limbo in the courts.