With the primary election set for next Tuesday in Illinois, there certainly is a huge increase in discussion from politicians and voters about taxes and the how much we pay. So, are people in Illinois getting a good deal compared to our neighboring states?
Taxes. Yuck! We all hate them. The dislike grows even stronger when we get served more taxes too. For those in Winnebago county you may be getting more as Illinois regional airports, including Rockford's, is seeking to have the power to do so.
14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren joins us once a month, either from the district or from Washington, to discuss some of the issues of the day. This morning, he joined us on the WROK Morning Show to talk tax cuts, health care for kids, and other things happening in the House.
Illinois has been leading the Midwest in something called "Outbound Migration" for quite a while now. Outbound migration is just a fancy way of saying "people leaving the state." One of the prominent reasons for people hitting the road out of here (and there are m…
I don't know which of these two things would be less fun--going to Wrigley Field last night to see the Cubs lose game 3 of the NLCS to the Dodgers, or releasing your tax returns for the world to see and/or judge. Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner did both.
As a native Illinoisan, I'm rarely surprised by the goings-on in Springfield. I mean, after the recent multi-billion dollar tax hike, coupled with dubious claims of balancing the budget that we know aren't true--how could the idea of the state reaching even further into our pocke…
A new, penny-per-ounce tax on all sweetened, pre-packaged beverages in Chicago--aka the "Pop Tax"--went into effect on August 1st, and not surprisingly, poll after poll has shown that the majority (68%) of those asked about the pop tax absolutely hate it.