Tax Swap Update, Plus More

Tax swap proposal is back on table Income-tax hike would fund schools Tribune
House lawmakers resurrected a plan Thursday to raise the state income tax
to funnel billions of dollars into public schools and cut property taxes,
offering a competing plan to Gov. Rod Blagojevich's tax hike plan.

Tax Swap Bill Goes to Illinois House WBEZ
The political maneuvering on taxes and education funding in  is getting more intense. On Thursday, an Illinois House
committee approved a bill that would raise more money for schools---by
promising property tax relief in exchange for higher sales and income

Body of a young man found Sun Times
The body of a young man was discovered Friday night along a stretch of
the Cal-Sag Channel in Blue Island, and investigators were trying to
determine whether he was the Whitney Young Magnet High School student
reported missing a week ago, authorities said.

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