CL Woman Gets Over Four Years for $1.1 Million in Fraudulent Income Tax Refunds, Scheme Involved McHenry, Marengo and Popular Grove Folks, One to be Deported

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Crystal Lake Woman Sentenced to 55 Months in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud ROCKFORD — A Crystal Lake woman was sentenced today in federal court by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala … Continue reading

Pension Tax “Off the Table,” Christine Radogno Says

Last October, Christine Radogno was the first politician to mention the possibility of a “retirement tax.” On Sunday night, in an interview with WLS-Radio newsman Bill Cameron on “Connected to Chicago,” she said she thought it was “off the table.” … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Three More Co-Sponsors on Resolution Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney now has 64 sponsors on his House Resolution 890. That’s the one that calls for “no taxes on retirement income.” The three new co-sponsors are André Thapedi Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. La Shawn K. Ford McHenry … Continue reading

Getting Illinois Fewer Taxpayers

A Chicago Tribune editorial Thursday noted the following: But while the obstructionists pretend that newcomer [Bruce] Rauner is the problem, Illinoisans are voting with their feet. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that in the most recent measured–July 2014 to July … Continue reading

Wheeler Lambasted by Taxpayers United of America

A press release from Taxpayers United of America: Don’t be Fooled by Pro-State Income Tax Propaganda Chicago—Illinois’ political bosses have a lot of bad news in store for taxpayers in 2016, no doubt, but the worst trick up their sleeves is … Continue reading

McSweeney Proposes No Income Taxes on Manufacturing Firms

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Rep. David McSweeney Proposes Legislation to Help Create Illinois Manufacturing Jobs Springfield, Illinois—State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) hopes to help create manufacturing jobs in Illinois by exempting manufacturers from the state’s … Continue reading

Vulnerable Appointed Democrat Opposes Pension Tax

When long-time State Rep. Dick Mautino Auditor General, it left a vacancy that was filled by Andy Skoog, former LaSalle County Circuit Clerk. Mautino underwent a withering campaign, barely winning. No wonder Mautino welcomed being appointed to a post with … Continue reading

McSweeney Builds Coalition Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced a resolution that states the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income. The 31 signing onto the idea follow: Rep. David McSweeney – Brandon W. … Continue reading

Republican Leader Pushes “Retirement Tax”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting the following: [Republican Senate Leader Christine] Radogno said lawmakers likely will consider hiking the state income tax or taxing retirement income, rather than increasing the state sales tax or instituting a tax on services. Meanwhile the … Continue reading