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  • 04.18.2019
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The Daily Northwestern: Evanston residents gather to hear Pritzker’s budget plan, expressing concern over proposed pension liabilities

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the office of Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) hosted a town hall Tuesday night to give residents an overview of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed Fair Income Tax, discuss pensions and to address ...

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State Journal-Register: Ralph Martire- Progressive tax will help Illinois address its problems

Anyone who pays attention to state government knows Illinois’ fiscal system is a hot mess. Illinois has a huge — as in $8 billion plus — accumulated deficit in its General Fund. Not good, considering over $9 out of every $10 of spending on service...

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Before you attack Pritzker’s tax plan, get the details right

It is unfortunate that the debate on the graduated income tax has to start with casting aspersions at the governor’s financial team in connection with their revenue estimates. There is a reasonable debate to be had as to what the right tax bracket...

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WTTW Chicago Tonight: Survey- Nearly Half of Chicago Seniors Have Considered Moving Away

Many seniors in Chicago worry about being able to stay in the city, according to a recent survey of registered voters ages 50 and up. The survey was commissioned by the Illinois branch of the American Association of Retired Persons. Forty-four ...

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Here’s what happened after Illinois’ income tax jumped 67%

When Illinois’ income tax rate jumped a record 67 percent earlier this decade, critics warned it would drive away the wealthy who invest in businesses and jobs. Instead, IRS data show, the better off flourished. Similar arguments are now be...

  • 03.19.2019
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Daily Chronicle: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker unveils graduated tax calculator

SPRINGFIELD – Passage of a statewide graduated income tax structure isn’t possible until after November 2020, but Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to stump for such a proposal Tuesday, announcing the launch of an online “fair tax calculator...

  • Elections 2018: Seeking Fiscal Solutions

    10/02/20184:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Union League Club of Chicago, Crystal Room, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago IL 60604

    On October 2, 2018, join AARP Illinois, NPR Illinois, and Illinois Issues Forum for a Town Hall meeting in Chicago, to share your story and concerns on how the fiscal crisis is impacting your community.

    Honored panelists for the evening are:
    *Joseph Mancino, Mayor of the Village of Hawthorn Woods and Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
    *Zaldwaynaka Z. Scott, President of Chicago State University
    *Edwin Eisendrath, CEO of the Chicago Sun-Times
    *AJ Wilhelmi, President and CEO of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association
    *Rosanna Marquez, State President of AARP IL

    Make sure your voice is heard. Stand up and share how Illinois’ prolonged fiscal crisis is impacting your life.

    Refreshment will be served starting from 4:30 pm.  Live broadcast will start at 5:30 pm and end at 6:30 pm.

    The event is FREE.  Call 1-877-926-8300 to RSVP or RSVP online here.

    Spread the word and read more on the upcoming Chicago State Budget Forum.

    AARP will also be hosting two viewing locations:

    Chicago’s Little Village/Pilsen Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.
    Arturo Velasquez Institute 2800 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
    RSVP: https://aarp.cvent.com/LVPforums or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

    Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood
    Tuesday, October 2, 2018
    5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Doors will open at 5 p.m.
    Gallery Guichard, 436 East 47th Street , Chicago, IL 60653
    Please RSVP at 1-877-926-8300 or register online at: aarp.cvent.com/BronzevilleForum