Freeze Illinois Property Taxes

High Property Taxes Drive the Exodus from Illinois

A simple Facebook post about Illinois’ high property taxes draws impassioned responses from frustrated Illinois homeowners who have had enough.  My high school classmate and neighbor wrote: I wish my taxes were $4100 ? – our entire extended family are considering leaving Illinois soon. Our parents cannot continue to pay a “mortgage” for their taxes[…]

IL State Constitution Balanced Budget Requirement

Rep. Wheeler calls on Attorney General Madigan to force legislators to comply with the balanced budget requirement

The Illinois General Assembly has ignored the balanced budget requirement of the Illinois Constitution for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  The balanced budget requirement really shouldn’t be in dispute.  The language in the Illinois Constitution is fairly clear: Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available[…]

National Small Business Week

Welcome to National Small Business Week! Small business has been called the backbone of the American economy for good reason.  Small businesses create more than 2/3 of the net new jobs and employ more than half of the country’s workforce. Unfortunately, the environment for small business and entrepreneurial growth was filled with uncertainty.  That resulted[…]