Opposition Arises Against 2 Proposals Allowing AT&T To Stop Landline ServiceThe Citizens Utility Board, AARP and the Illinois Public Interest Research Group are teaming up in opposition to proposed legislation in the Illinois General Assembly to would let AT&T get rid of traditional landline phones.
Watchdog Group Seeks Incentives For Small Campaign DonationsIllinois Public Interest Research Group director Abe Scarr said campaign finance records show contributions of more than $1,000 account for more than 86 percent of all money flowing to the five mayoral campaigns, while less than 2 percent of the dollars came from small contributions of less than $150.
Consumer Advocacy Group: Cut Federal Subsidies For Junk FoodFood activists piled 21 packs of Twinkies next to half an apple at Daley Plaza on Thursday to demonstrate the size of federal subsidies going to ingredients for junk food.
Watchdog Group: Tax Shelters Cost Everyone Else MoneyA local watchdog group says average Illinois taxpayers are carrying a heavier tax burden, because big corporations are sheltering much of their income in foreign countries.
Report: Corporate Tax Breaks Often Don't Mean Good Jobs In IllinoisIllinois is better at giving away tax breaks than at drawing good jobs as a result, according to a new national report.