Friday, November 16, 2018
tax

Illinois Considers Ending Tax On Feminine Products

Illinois to consider ending state sales tax on feminine hygiene products Source - Chicago Tribune via Associated Press Now is not the time to be discreet. Let's be upfront about the "tampon tax." Oh wait — did we say tampon? Sorry. We...
lawmakers

Illinois Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks

State Comptroller: Lawmakers Will Have To Wait For Paychecks Source - Nancy Harty of CBS Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers may soon have a new appreciation for what the state’s budget stalemate,now in its tenth month, is doing to its vendors....
government

Local Government Has Run Amok In Illinois

It’s time to consolidate local government in Illinois Source - Austin Berg of Illinois News Network Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One...
mile

Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The Mile

Tax Illinois drivers by the mile? Source - Mike Riopell of the The Daily Herald A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The...
disaster

Rauner Appeals Denial Of Disaster Funds

Rauner appeals federal denial of disaster funds Source - Illinois Public Media Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is appealing the federal government's March decision to deny disaster funding to help local governments pay for damages following winter floods.  Rauner asked for an...
springfield

Worst of Springfield Sewers, Roads Being Repaired

Worst of Springfield sewers, roads being repaired Source - State Journal Register Spring’s arrival means Springfield residents can expect roads to be torn up or closed off for various reasons. Crews have been doing subterranean work along Monroe Street recently, part of...
healthcare

Rauner Creates Task Force To Root Out Health Care Fraud

Governor creates task force to root out health care fraud Source - ILnews.org With $19 billion a year spent on taxpayer-funded Medicaid programs and state-employee health insurance plans, Illinois’ governor hopes to root out waste, fraud and abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner said...
license

Illinois Late License Plate Fees Near $5M

The secretary of state's office confirmed that plate fines in March alone reached $1.9 million dollars, as Illinois stopped mailing renewal reminders Source - NBC Chicago Thanks to the cash-strapped state's decision to stop mailing renewal reminders, Illinois motorists have paid...
property

IL Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners

Illinois Property Taxes Are Crushing Homeowners Source - Illinois News Ten years ago, Bonita Hatchett built her dream home in Flossmoor. A lawyer by trade, she moved to the south Chicago suburb to join a diverse community that included black professionals...
claims

Illinois Not Paying On Auto-Accident Claims

State not paying out on auto-accident claims Source - Ilnews.org SPRINGFIELD — Been in accident with a state-owned vehicle and not at fault? Waiting for the state to pony up? Keep waiting. The state, which is self-insured, has about 200 claims worth about...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...