A proposed constitutional amendement to levy an additional tax on incomes over $1 million came up three votes shy of passing in the Illinois House Wednesday.
New proposals are pending in Springfield to address the lack of state funding being provided to higher education institutions during the ongoing budget impasse, now in its tenth month.
The Illinois House passed a bill Tuesday that will allow counties to consolidate units of governments as a means to reduce property tax rates.
An extension of the state's Covering All Kids health insurane program cleared the Illinois House Tuesday by a 77-38 vote.
Some Illinoisans want to see the state enact a 5 percent severance tax on coal.
A bill that would install a progressive tax in Illinois passed a House committee Tuesday.
The 857 public school districts across Illinois have collectively accumulated nearly $20 billion in long-term debt, according to reporting by the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) introduced a plan Friday for a graduated state income tax.
Over 1,200 community leaders with the Chicago grassroots group ONE Northside gathered Sunday to rally support for state legislation that would close $2.5 billion annually in corporate tax loopholes.