Lawmakers, Pritzker Administration Spar Over Projected Fiscal Year Revenues

Illinois State Senate

SPRINGFIELD – Members of an Illinois Senate committee sparred with officials from Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration Friday in a hearing on tax changes proposed by the governor in an effort to balance the state’s budget for the 2022 fiscal year. The Senate Revenue and Appropriations committees held the joint hearing, questioning the directors of the […]

Report Renews Calls For Consolidation, Service Sharing Of Illinois’ 9,000 Local Governments

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has long held the record for the most units of local government in any state — 8,923 local taxing bodies to be exact, according to a recent report by the Chicago-based Civic Federation. This total is higher than estimates from other government officials, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois Department of Revenue, and state Comptroller’s […]