The New Kid on the Worker’s Comp Block

The New Kid on the Worker’s Comp Block

For decades, Chicago’s worker’s compensation program was privately handled by Ald. Edward Burke. It was recently brought to surface that the program was operating under unfair practices, with under-trained staff and a lack of overall knowledge of the program. An audit...
Prepare to Pay More Taxes

Prepare to Pay More Taxes

Beginning July 1st, the first set of many proposed tax increases on several goods will have taken effect across the state of Illinois. The goal of the increased taxation of these goods is to help fund the newest spending plan to fix state-wide infrastructure, like...
The Bill to Kick Out Chicago

The Bill to Kick Out Chicago

Illinois wants a voice. And by Illinois, I don’t mean Chicago, although that would be easy to assume; Illinois is more than its urban epicenter and surrounding collar counties, or at least that is what the rural communities in the state want you to know. As often is...
When a Fair Tax is Not Fair

When a Fair Tax is Not Fair

You have probably heard and even said that something was “not fair”. And furthermore, you have probably told someone that “life isn’t fair”. We often champion this idea of fairness when we want a better outcome. Illinois does the same. The new Governor and members of...
A Governor’s First 100 Days

A Governor’s First 100 Days

Governor Pritzker celebrated his first 100 days in office in April and his office released a list of his accomplishments in these first 100 days. Pritzker came into office with big plans of what he wanted to achieve and the policies that he wanted to enforce. He has...
Asset Transfers for Pension Relief

Asset Transfers for Pension Relief

Prior to Governor Pritzker’s budget proposal, he appointed two task forces to take a closer look at some potential solutions to Illinois’ pension underfunding problem. Or underfunding catastrophe. One of these task forces is looking into the benefits of consolidating...