Illinois’ comeback story starts here.

Opinion: Brandon Johnson’s ‘moderate’ problem

Opinion: Brandon Johnson’s ‘moderate’ problem

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson faces many challenges, but his biggest may be the loss of faith from moderate voters. Without their trust, he’ll have a tough time getting the higher taxes he seeks March 19.

By Hilary Gowins

Illinois sales taxes highest in Midwest

Illinois sales taxes highest in Midwest

Combined state and average local sales tax rate tallies 8.85% in Illinois for 2024. That’s the highest in the Midwest and seventh highest in the nation.

By Bryce Hill

The Policy Shop: How much potential does Illinois have?

The Policy Shop: How much potential does Illinois have?

This episode of The Policy Shop is by Director of Policy Research Joseph Tabor. During the social turmoil of the 1960s, a happy, dancing pop group emerged to emphasize unity and harmony: Up With People. “If more people were for people, All people ev’rywhere, There’d be a lot less people to worry about, And a...