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?
An income tax rate that would rise or fall based on your income level: Is that playing politics with your paycheck?
A prominent local tax watchdog group says Illinois government would gain $2 billion with a graduated income tax.
Congress makes another attempt at passing a balanced budget amendment as a new report shows the federal deficit skyrocketing.
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.
A bombshell report on Cook County’s property tax system exposes flaws in how the assessor determines how much residents owe in property taxes.
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.
Is an independent review of the Cook County assessment process just a political cover for embattled Assessor Joe Berrios?
Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke is under fire once again for an alleged conflict-of-interest violation involving two downtown buildings.