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Illinois Supreme Court kills 2013 pension reform

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 10, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that pension reductions passed in 2013 were unconstitutional. The decision struck down the most recent attempt to address a $111 billion pension shortfall and spells trouble...

Evanston taxes hold steady despite high pension bills

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

April 30, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

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...