Posts tagged "Civic Committee"

Preposterous demands for Illinois tax increase

Tribune photo by Abel Uribe / April 21, 2010 Thousands of people march around the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. during a pro-tax rally on Wednesday. The headline read “Thousands rally at Illinois Capitol — for a tax increase.” A subhead could have read, “Millions more stay at home, fuming at the very idea.” Last... Read more »

Illinois is Broke

That’s the message from one of the most influential business groups in Illinois, and the warning couldn’t come soon enough. The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago has gotten into the state budget brawl with some good analysis and an action plan. It’s new web site, IllinoisIsBroke.com lays out some dire warnings: By July,... Read more »
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