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Moving to Cook County was a bad choice

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 15, 2017, 5:34pm

The Illinois Policy Institute highlights the effects Cook County's soda tax could have on residents and businesses.

The ant and the grasshopper

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Aug. 8, 2017, 4:24pm

CPS: It's not a bailout!

Property tax bill: May cause heart attack or stroke

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Jun. 20, 2017, 9:26pm

The Illinois Policy Institute brings focus to the rising Illinois property taxes.

We have to burn the village to save the village

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Jun. 13, 2017, 11:35am

About one in six Illinois homeowners are seriously underwater, according to a report from the Illinois Policy Institute, which is 70 percent higher than the national average. And locally, homeowners in several communities suffer greater than the state average in being seriously under water - owing more than their home is worth. For instance, in East St. Louis, 41 percent of homeowners are under water; in Alton, 20 percent and in Belleville, 18 percent.

Hello, Police? I want to report another creepy clown sighting

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Oct. 11, 2016, 3:33pm

Hello, Police? I want to report another creepy clown sighting

Just who's running the shop at the Chicago Public School system?

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Mar. 8, 2016, 12:58pm

The kids may have cleaned out the candy shop

May the Farce be with us?

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Jan. 5, 2016, 7:34am

It's a new year, and with that comes a new legislative session

Illinois finances - don't look!

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Nov. 17, 2015, 2:11pm

Are there reasons to be afraid?

Meet me half way, Bruce

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Nov. 9, 2015, 1:55pm

That doesn't look very safe.

The Hangover is Springfield

Eric Allie, Illinois Policy Institute Nov. 3, 2015, 7:57am

Aches and pains of over-indulging.