The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost taxpayers $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse. While some citizens cheered Governor Quinn's punishment of stopping lawmakers' pay until they come up with a solution and thought this would initiate, House Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton filed a lawsuit against Quinn for their salaries instead.
A hot-topic issue for the 2014 Gubernatorial Race will be the state income tax rate, and all we can think is, "Will I have to pay more taxes?" This has generated a fiery debate between a Progressive income tax rate or the existing flat tax rate, and which option is better for Illinois?
In case you missed last week's highlights, be sure to check out the slideshow below, from the Capitol to the Windy City, here are my Notable Quotables!