Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute News

Taxpayer victory: Progressive tax effectively dead this legislative session

By Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute | Apr 11, 2018

Fifty lawmakers are taking a pledge to fight a progressive income tax in Illinois, denying progressive tax proponents the support needed to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot.

Cook County retirees outnumber active employees in two years

By Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 17, 2017

Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.

After soda tax, Preckwinkle doles out premium perks and bonuses

By Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute | Aug 23, 2017

After threatening thousands of job cuts, President Preckwinkle agrees to a lucrative contract with one of Cook County’s unions.

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