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New Year Rings In, New Fees Ring Up

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

As of January 1 in Chicago, it's out with the old and in with the new—fees that is. 2013 marks the start of a new crop of fees for Cook County r...

Illinois Toll Rates Nearly Doubled By Board-Approved Hike

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Tollway board voted nearly unanimously Thursday to approve a nearly 88 percent toll hike intended to fund a $12 billion, 15-year road con...

Toll Hike On The Way For Illinois Drivers?

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

While Illinois' tolls already leave drivers digging deep into their pockets, the state's Toll Highway Authority Thursday announced a proposed toll inc...

WATCH: After Tax Hike, Las Vegas Coming After Illinois Businesses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new ad airing in Illinois is asking businesses in the state to try their luck elsewhere -- in Las Vegas, to be specific. The 30-second spot was m...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips Ridiculous State Budget Cutting Ideas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Taking a break from the national budget crisis, Jon Stewart used a segment of "The Daily Show" this week to discuss some local budget woes. In the s...

Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps Towards Responsible Budget

Dan Lesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Lesser

Slowly, the conventional wisdom that revenue increases are not possible during an election year is being whittled away.

Former Governor Jim Edgar Talks Budget Crisis, Calls Bill Brady's Budget Ideas 'Naive'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar spoke on WBEZ's "Eight Forty Eight" Tuesday morning about the budget crisis in Illinois. While offering his opinion...

Laurence Msall Of Civic Federation: Without Tax Increase, 'Very Massive Cuts' Needed To Balance Budget (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Laurence Msall of the Civic Federation, a non-partisan budget watchdog, told NBC Chicago on Wednesday that the state could balance its budget without ...

Gov. Pat Quinn Announces Tax Raise In Rambling 'State Of The State'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a meandering, largely improvised address at 12pm Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced new tax hikes, outlined jobs creation programs, a...

Help! I'm Being Nibbled to Death by Ducks

Dan Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Rosenthal

Our esteemed legislators in Springfield are getting their ducks in a row this week and when they're done, we'll be in for a nibbling like we never imagined.

Mark Kirk Tax Shooting: The Complete Statement (WATCH)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican Congressman Mark Kirk was excoriated for saying that Illinoisans are so angry over Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed income tax hike that they're "...

Quinn's Tax Plan Would Hike Cost Of Shampoo, Store-Bought Starbucks And Iced Tea Drinks

Daily Herald | Nicole Milstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinoisans suffering from dry, flaky scalps and chafing rashes could soon find themselves paying a bit more for shampoos and lotions on store shelves...

Blagojevich On Quinn Tax Plan: I Told You So

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has a message for the people of Illinois: I told you so. Blagojevich released a statement Friday attacking his replacemen...

Even With Severe Budget Gap Voters Oppose Tax Hikes, Politicians Behind Them: Poll

Daily Herald | Dan Carden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois voters largely oppose raising taxes to balance the state's budget or improve roads and say they will vote out lawmakers who sup...

Senate Democrats Consider Tax Increase | Kurt Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democrats who control the Illinois Senate hinted Thursday that some kind of tax increase may be on the horizon. With the state's backlog of unpaid bi...