A new report from the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago recommends a 1-percent increase in the state income tax.
Monday marks the start of income tax filing season. Learn about what’s different this year in the wake of new tax laws.
Looking back 50 years to the inauguration of former Gov. Richard Ogilvie, and the politically risky decision he made shortly thereafter.
The new Cook County assessor has vowed to bring fairness, transparency, ethics and modernization to the office. Fritz Kaegi joins us to discuss his 100-day plan and more.
After clearing a legal hurdle, the new Chicago ordinance will raise the prices of cigars, self-rolled tobacco and chewing tobacco.
The majority of candidates running for mayor of Chicago have not yet released their tax returns – and some may not at all. “This is no time for a mayor to be veiled in secrecy,” said candidate Paul Vallas.
Tax returns can show a candidate’s wealth, charitable giving and whether their financial interests could present a conflict of interest. At least five of the major candidates for Chicago mayor have not yet made their returns public.
As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to get your tax affairs in order. Two local tax experts offer their advice.
Online shoppers in Illinois are now required to pay the state’s sales tax when making purchases from certain out-of-state retailers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has floated the idea of selling more than $10 billion in pension obligation bonds. We dig into the idea.
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.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision released Thursday will have consequences for the state budget – and for online shoppers.
Some North Side homeowners say the Cook County Assessor over-valued their property. Will other Chicago homes see a hike in their assessments?