Emanuel's Water Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle With Finance Committee ApprovalA City Council committee has signed off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise water and sewer taxes to help shore up the city's largest employee pension fund.
Mayor's Water Tax Plan Goes Before Aldermen ThursdayThe City Council Finance Committee was set to vote Thursday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to raise water and sewer fees to help shore up the city’s woefully underfunded employee pension systems, but some aldermen have questioned the mayor’s math on the plan.
Quinn Signs Legislation For Chicago Pension OverhaulIt’s deadline day for Gov. Pat Quinn. He has until midnight to decide how to act on legislation to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems.
Health Commissioner Says Cigarette Tax Hike Would Save LivesChicago'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.
Quinn Calls For Tax Hike, Service Cuts To Help Fix MedicaidTrying 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.
Lincolnwood Voters Reject Bond For New School BuildingVoters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike 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.
Quinn Approves 66 Percent Income Tax Increase Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed into law the tax hike passed this week by the General Assembly.

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