Illinois Issues

Illinois is one of only eight states with a flat income tax. The reasons can be traced to the state’s first-ever successful attempt at putting an income tax in place.  

An effort to change the current tax structure is underway, but supporters face a fast-approaching deadline.  

Illinois Issues: The Next Pension Time Bomb

Apr 7, 2016

Illinois has more than $100 billion in pension debt. So far, attempts to fix it have been mostly illegal.

Should criminals bear the cost of their own rehabilitation?

Top Judge in Illinois Stepping Down

Oct 25, 2013
Rich Egger

The Illinois court system will get a new leader next week.