Chicago’s health commissioner told aldermen Tuesday that a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax hike would be a life-saver, as he made the case for the Emanuel administration’s budget plan.
Trying to save $2.7 billion on Medicaid costs, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday his job is to tell lawmakers not what they want to hear, but what they need to hear.
Voters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law the tax hike passed this week by the General Assembly.
School districts across the state are breathing a little easier today after the tax increase passed the state legislature overnight.
The governor wants to raise $3 billion more a year by raising the state income tax by 1 percentage point.