Religious Leaders Urge Voters To Back Graduated Income Tax Plan; Conservative Group Sues Over Ballot LanguageDozens of clergy members said the current flat tax places an unfair burden on the working poor and middle class, and they believe millionaires and billionaires should pay a greater share of taxes.
Illinois Drivers Have Paid $1 Billion In Red Light Camera Tickets In The Last 10 Years"The amount of money is just astonishing," said Austin Berg, director of content strategy for the Illinois Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank.
Where Do Red Light Cameras Nab Drivers The Most?Red light enforcement systems are operating in at least 84 communities across Chicagoland.
Report: Illinois Has The Highest Cell Phone Taxes In The Nation
Chicago Considering Plan To Borrow $10 Billion To Fund Pension LiabilitiesThe City of Chicago is considering a plan to address unfunded pension liabilities by borrowing $10 billion in bonds, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.
Rauner 'Very Troubled' With llinois Policy Institute's Reported Questionable DealingsGovernor Rauner said he’s very troubled by reports that a Think Tank he once relied on may be engaged in some questionable financial arrangements.
Lawmakers Demand Apology For Policy Group's "Racist" CartoonRep. Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) called the Illinois Policy Institute's political cartoon "a racist dog whistle."
Mayor Emanuel Blasts Illinois Policy Institute Cartoon As 'Racist'Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denounced a political cartoon about state education funding.
Illinois Lawmakers Aren't The Only Ones At Odds Over Budget SolutionThe state has already gone nearly two years without a balanced full-year budget,
Conservative Policy Group Pitches State Budget Plan With No Tax HikeThe Illinois Policy Institute's proposal would make most able-bodied people without children ineligible for Medicaid, impose the state’s most recent contract offer to unionized state workers, reduce state payroll by 10 percent, and freeze property taxes for five years.
Report Finds Illinois State Workers' Pay Highest In U.S.The study for the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, found the average salary for state workers here, when adjusted for cost of living, is just over $59,000 – about $10,000 more than the national average.
2 Investigators: How The CPS Pensions Turned Into A Budget MessCBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman traced the origin of those pensions back to mistakes in negotiations decades ago in this Original Report.
Conservatives, Progressives Agree On Need To Help Ex-Felons Stay Out Of Prison Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don't belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they've already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
Conservatives And Progressives Unite To Overhaul Criminal Justice SystemTodd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
Why Are People Fleeing Illinois? Three Personal StoriesCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports on why the Land of Lincoln isn't as appealing as it once was.