Berg: After historic tax hike, the real pain has just begun

Berg: After historic tax hike, the real pain has just begun By Austin Berg | Illinois News Network Jul 13, 2017 Shutterstock photo The infamous budget impasse is over. But rather than rejoice, Illinoisans should recoil. The pain that washed over Illinois’ most vulnerable residents as the state stiffed service providers for more than two …

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Preckwinkle calls on controversial Palos Township trustee Sharron Brannigan to resign from county commission

Preckwinkle calls on controversial Palos Township trustee to resign from county commission Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan faced backlash at the township board meeting on July 10, 2017, where dozens of activists called for her resignation over remarks she made on Facebook about Islam, Muslims and Middle Eastern students. (Zak Koeske / Daily Southtown) Cook …

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Illinois lawmakers are coming for taxpayers’ pocketbooks again

Moody’s Investors Service issued a statement July 5 explaining that Illinois is in a deep debt crisis, which the tax hike passed by the General Assembly won’t resolve. Moody’s is reviewing Illinois’ debt and might downgrade the state’s credit to “junk” status even if lawmakers override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the tax hike and budget proposal …

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