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Government unions, your property tax bill and the power of giving

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 18, 2017

Balancing the scales at the bargaining table is an essential step in fixing the property tax problem.

Stacked deck: Of all neighboring states, only Illinois gives strike powers to government unions

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 5, 2017

Illinois is the only state in the region that allows government workers to go on strike, effectively depriving residents of services they need and driving up the highest property tax bills in the nation.

TUA sees stopgap budget as temporary fix to CTU's demands

By April Bamburg | Jul 11, 2016

While the state's stopgap budget adopted on the eve of a new fiscal year has for now satisfied the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), a taxpayer watchdog believes it's just a matter of time before more demands are made known.

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