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Illinois Taxes

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...

15,000 Jobs Could Be Lost if Sears Leaves Illinois

Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Since Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a controversial income tax hike into law, several big businesses with headquarters in the state have publicly...

Chris Christie Heads To Chicago, Wants To Lure Illinois Businesses To New Jersey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Weeks after launching an advertising campaign that encourages businesses in Illinois to relocate to New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Chic...

Todd Stroger Meets Econ 101

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Pity Todd Stroger, the embattled Cook County Board chief who, having served the machine faithfully, is now being tossed under the bus as voters turn their ire on tax-happy politicians.

THOUSANDS Swarm State Capitol SUPPORTING Tax Hike

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An estimated 15,000 people gathered at the Capitol in Springfield Wednesday calling for a tax increase that could stave off major budget cuts. The gat...

Illinois Tax Site Down On Tax Day

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jeralyn Camp waited until the last minute to file her taxes, but she thought it would be no problem because she would just use TurboTax software and s...

Pat Quinn Gets Tough Question From Berwyn Child: 'Why Don't You Pay Your Bills?' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn visited a school in west suburban Berwyn Thursday night where he was greeted with children and parents holding signs that read "Governo...

Pat Quinn's Budget Address: The Morning After

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pat Quinn criticized his own budget address while proposing it on Wednesday, and after the speech many writers and politicians were happy to share the...

Pat Quinn's Budget Plan: Gov Says Tax Hike Would Save Education, But Not In Formal Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As predicted, Gov. Pat Quinn did not include a tax hike in his formal budget proposal Wednesday, but after listing the massive cuts to education that ...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Big Cuts Coming For Schools, Police, Child Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though Gov. Pat Quinn won't discuss his proposal for fixing the state's massive deficit until Wednesday, a top Quinn aide told the Associated Press Mo...

Pat Quinn Starts Website, Wants Illinoisans Advice On Fixing The State's Nasty Budget Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the state's finances in shambles and an election year upon us, Gov. Pat Quinn did something politicians rarely do when it comes to managing money...

Illinois Budget Crisis 2010: Civic Federation Says Only Big Tax Hikes Can Fix 'Horrific' Budget Problems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Are massive tax hikes coming to Illinois? A government watchdog group says if the state wants to "become solvent," tax hikes and $2 billion in budget ...

Schools Advertise How Much They Are Owed By The State

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The cash-starved State of Illinois is months late and more than $700 million behind in paying its education bills, and at some school districts, taxpa...

State Tax Revenues Down Almost $600M From Last Year

Chicago Tribune | Monique Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's money woes are worse than predicted due to plummeting tax revenues and an unprecedented number of unpaid bills, the Illinois comptroller's...

$3.6M In IRS Refunds Undeliverable In Illinois

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The IRS says refund checks for 3,600 people were returned by the postal service....

Tax Day (Dis)Honor Roll: Illinois' Most Notorious Tax Cheating Politicians

Ben Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ben Strauss

Among the damning evidence against Troutman was a recording of her saying, "Most aldermen, most politicians are ho's."

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...

Taxpayers Could Cover Government Pension Shortfall

Daily Herald | James Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois taxpayers may soon be called on to bail out what is arguably the best-funded public pension plan in the state thanks to $3.6 billion in fund ...