In an effort to fix Chicago's finances, give more money to schools, and retain firefighter and police jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes a record half-billion-dollar-plus tax hike spread over four years.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is defending a massive increase in state income taxes and promises to sign the bill passed by lawmakers quickly.Lawmakers worked overnight Wednesday to pass the increase to raise the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent for four years.
The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives thinks the General Assembly could allow civil unions for gay couples.Democrat Michael Madigan gave his predictions about what might happen during the remainder of the fall veto session. "I just say that based on my conversations with man