Property owners in Deer Park paid nearly 2.3 percent of the value of their home in taxes last year. That’s nearly two times the national average, according to an LGIS analysis of real estate sales data in Lake County from Jan 1. to June 30.
State residents enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.
Illinois Republican Party Chairman and Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider (R-Bartlett) is president of an Elgin car wash that owes $21,448 in overdue property taxes from 2016, according to the Cook County Treasurer.
Disaster relief in the form of low-interest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans was recently made available for residents of Lake, Cook and McHenry counties, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL).
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) decision to approve a request for aid from the state following catastrophic flooding in July in northeastern Illinois in July.
The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago should seek bankruptcy protection to stop the fiscal bleeding and get back untracked, William Isaac, former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., said in a recently published opinion piece.
Illinois Republican Senate candidate Benjamin Salzberg says Democratic legislators should not be criticizing large companies when they are forced to lay off Illinois employees. Instead, blame should be placed on the “really bad policies” the party has supported.