The Daily Northwestern

Evanston taxes hold steady despite high pension bills

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

April 30, 2015

Evanston’s tax rate, with a few exceptions, has stayed relatively stable over the past decade even as Illinois sits with the highest overall tax rate throughout the nation in 2015. Illinois residents also pay the second highest property tax rate in the United States, but Evanston...

Illinois to vote on pension-related constitutional amendment

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 26, 2012

Illinois voters will decide in less than two weeks the future of a proposed amendment to the state constition regarding the threshold needed to pass pension increases. The amendment, HJRCA 49, would require a three-fifths...