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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has floated the idea of selling more than $10 billion in pension obligation bonds. We dig into the idea.

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Chicago’s bag tax has resulted in a decrease in the use of disposable bags since taking effect early last year, but a majority of shoppers still use at least one disposable bag per trip, a new study shows.

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The recent GOP federal tax cut law isn’t very popular among Democratic politicians. But city officials are taking advantage of one provision that could jump-start development in blighted areas.

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A U.S. Supreme Court decision released Thursday will have consequences for the state budget – and for online shoppers. 

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Some North Side homeowners say the Cook County Assessor over-valued their property. Will other Chicago homes see a hike in their assessments?

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“House Democrats will continue to work to provide for a fair tax,” House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday.

An income tax rate that would rise or fall based on your income level: Is that playing politics with your paycheck?

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Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

A prominent local tax watchdog group says Illinois government would gain $2 billion with a graduated income tax.

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Congress makes another attempt at passing a balanced budget amendment as a new report shows the federal deficit skyrocketing.

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Thomas Jaconetty speaks Thursday at a hearing.

After a highly critical independent report finds Cook County property taxes punish the poor, officials from the assessor’s office are put in the hot seat.

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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios (File footage / Chicago Tonight)

A bombshell report on Cook County’s property tax system exposes flaws in how the assessor determines how much residents owe in property taxes. 

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Another race in the March 20 primary that is heating up: Cook County assessor. The field narrowed Tuesday to one contender taking on incumbent Joe Berrios, but the dirt is still flying.

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Is an independent review of the Cook County assessment process just a political cover for embattled Assessor Joe Berrios?

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Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke is under fire once again for an alleged conflict-of-interest violation involving two downtown buildings.

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Contributors have pledged $38.5 million so far in 2018 to the state’s new and program, celebrated by advocates of school choice but derided by teachers unions and other critics as a subversion of the public education system.

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Thousands of Cook County property owners prepaid 2017 tax bills before the end the year, to the tune of almost $800 million. Where that money is going.

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New Year’s revelers may want to take note: The city plans an extra crackdown on party buses that shuttle people from bar to bar. Here’s the latest on that and what to expect in 2018.

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