Even without the increases in the Illinois gas tax now being proposed by state lawmakers, Illinois has the 10th highest state gas taxes in the nation, according to July 2018 numbers from the Washington-based Tax Foundation.
California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.
The state legislature adjourned before taking action on Senate Bill 1597, which would require Illinois consumers to pay a 5 cent fee for every single-use paper or plastic bag, but similar proposals are being considered at the county and local levels.
State residents enrolled at Christian Life College face among the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) believes more should be done to protect those who govern the country following the shooting of House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14.
Twenty-four Illinois counties, including Bureau County, have more registered voters than residents of voting age, according to a notice-of-violation letter sent to the state by a conservative transparency group recently.
Even as Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to strive toward a potential state budget solution, House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) “delays and offers nothing,” the Chicago Tribune recently reported while continuing its coverage of Illinois’ hemorrhaging finances.