In recent weeks, we've been tracking how outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's now-ratified decision to declare $180 million of the city's tax increment financing dollars as surplus is affecting other local
Back in the summer, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) told Think Progress that President Obama's 18-member deficit
commission, of which she is a member, was destined to fail because
conservatives refuse to consider any tax hikes. That seems likely.
On the eve of the state legislature's fall veto session, which we
previewed last week, lawmakers and stakeholders in Springfield are
racing to build support for some important -- and often controversial --
pieces of legislation.
After hearing word that Governor Pat Quinn wrote a letter to persuade
Milwaukee train-maker Talgo Inc. to leave Wisconsin for greener
pastures in Illinois, Wisconsin's Governor-elect Scott Walker is vowing
to persuade Illinois companies to head for the Badger State in order to avoid the tax increases Quinn has promised to put in place.