Opinion: State senators stave off spending reform, test tax hikes instead

Every week, there seems to be news of yet another massive tax hike out of Springfield. First came the multibillion-dollar income tax hike. Then a statewide tax on sugary drinks. Then, on top of all that, a new payroll tax on the “privilege of doing business” in Illinois. Yes, that’s a real quote from the […]

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Opinion: State senators stave off spending reform, test tax hikes instead

Every week, there seems to be news of yet another massive tax hike out of Springfield. First came the multibillion-dollar income tax hike. Then...

Opinion: Why a fair, balanced budget takes political courage

Illinoisans are fleeing the state in record numbers. Homeowners pay the highest property taxes in the nation. And high-need residents are suffering under budget...

Opinion: A solution to the property tax problem

Todd Grigg teaches the importance of dollars and cents. For more than 20 years, students in Grigg’s consumer education class at Triad High School...

Opinion: For many Illinoisans, the next recession has arrived

Illinois is not working. Since the end of the Great Recession, most members of the Illinois General Assembly have taken one of two approaches...

Opinion: AFSCME strike vote is an insult to middle-class Illinoisans

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Leadership at Illinois’ largest state-worker union wants a strike. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announced its intentions...

Opinion: Madigan makes history as Illinois bleeds

Illinois’ 100th General Assembly began with a whimper. That was the sound of House Democrats casting their votes for the most hated politician in...

Opinion: Why a budget won’t fix Illinois

Did you feel it? As 2016 expired at midnight Dec. 31, so too did Illinois’ stopgap budget. That six-month spending plan pushed our state,...

Opinion: Our regrettable shrinking state

The U.S. Census Bureau released new migration data Dec. 20, and it’s frightening. Illinois has a massive people problem. From July 2015 to July...

Opinion: All I want for Christmas is a new speaker

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The holidays are a time to reflect, give thanks and prepare for the unbounded, nameless future ahead. For Illinois politicians, that...

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