FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2015, file photo, Illinois state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, speaks on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Finding an adequate and equitable school funding system has legislation stalled. Currie, chairwoman of the House education task force, said finding new revenue is a challenging part of the issue. She also said proposals need to address adequacy as well as equity. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) ORG XMIT: ILSP302
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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.
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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