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How to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through State Government Taxes

March 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
How to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through State Government Taxes

Illinois demonstrators rally in support of a tax on Chicago financial exchanges and other progressive taxes on November 2, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)
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Why Illinois' House Bill 531 or Any Parole Bill or Sentencing Reform Should Be Retroactive

February 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Why Illinois' House Bill 531 or Any Parole Bill or Sentencing Reform Should Be Retroactive

Illinois's HB 531 supposedly would give juveniles charged as adults, and certain young adults who commit serious crimes, a chance to prove that they have been rehabilitated. However, the refusal to make it retroactive renders it useless for the thousands already serving draconian sentences under a system that favors revenge over rehabilitation.(Image: BrilliantEye / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Illinois Lost 1 Resident Every 4.3 Minutes In 2017, Dropped To 6th Most Populous State

December 21, 2017 - 11:25am
Illinois Lost 1 Resident Every 4.3 Minutes In 2017, Dropped To 6th Most Populous State

Illinois is drowning under a mountain of debt, unpaid bills and underfunded pension liabilities and it's largest city, Chicago, is suffering from a staggering outbreak of violent crime not seen since gang wars engulfed major cities from LA to New York in the mid-90's.  Here is just a small taste of some of our posts on Illinois' challenges:

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