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Recent Wirepoints Originals

A near-perfect way to hike property taxes in Illinois

Local officials and union leaders have employed a near-perfect method to pressure residents into accepting higher taxes year after year: Sell the idea that communities around them are more generous than their own.

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Rising property taxes and stagnant incomes: A lethal combination for Illinoisans – Wirepoints Original

A lethal combination of rising property taxes and stagnant incomes has forced many Illinoisans to rethink their relationship with their state. More than a million net residents have already fled the state since 2000 - and you can’t blame others for thinking about joining them.  

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Pending Federal Tax Changes Would Lower Illinois Home Values And Deepen Property Tax Rage – Wirepoints Original

An overall tax cut wouldn't change those results.The effect of doubling the standard deduction is being overlooked

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Recent Quicktakes

Rahm’s big confession – Quicktake

In the Chicago City Council discussion Tuesday about the budget it passed, Mayor Emanuel was asked what the plan is to deal with big...

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Wirepoints now in Crain’s as a regular column

I'll now have a regular, monthly column in the Government section of Crain's Chicago Business, both online and print editions. It will appear around...

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Watch this speech and imagine it’s an Illinois Democratic newcomer – Quicktake

Somebody gave a remarkably good speech at the City Club of Chicago this month about our fiscal crisis that' s worth watching. Never mind...

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