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May 05, 2016

Behind The Failure Of The Graduated Income Tax

Despite recent hype over the possibility of legislators putting questions on the November ballot to change the constitution, the Illinois House adjourned Wednesday without even voting on proposed amendments. Their lack of action means voters won't be asked whether they want to change how they're taxed.


Portrait of David Merriman
University of Illinois-Chicago
May 04, 2016

U Of I Economist Weighs In On Graduated Income Tax

Economist David Merriman with the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs says a graduated income tax makes sense for the state, but questions the proposed rates currently on the table.  Merriman discusses the proposals with Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline.


Bruce Rauner is the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois.
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May 03, 2016

As Rauner Hunts For A Grand Bargain, He’s Leaving The Actual Bargaining To Others

As the state budget impasse has entered an eleventh month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he's hopeful a "grand bargain" can be worked out by the end of May; but he's leaving the bargaining to others.

Groups of legislators have been meeting in private, attempting to hammer out compromises. Rauner says even though he's the governor he's not directly involved in talks.


Statewide boundaries for United States congressional districts in Illinois, since 2013
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May 03, 2016

When It Rains Redistricting, Ballot Options May Pour

On a 105 to 7 vote members of the Illinois House voted to give up the power of drawing their own districts. The remap proposal would give that authority to a court-appointed panel. 

After a dearth of redistricting opportunities, there's a chance Illinois voters could be faced with several options in the November election.


Foellinger Auditorium a the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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May 02, 2016

More Swastikas Found On U Of I Campus

University of Illinois police say two more large swastikas have been discovered drawn in campus buildings. Police say the new swastikas were found by a campus employee on Sunday in an elevator and a wall in the Armory indoor track and field center.


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