The 2019 Spring Legislative Session officially concluded Sunday, June 2. Here are highlights from the successful bulk of reforms: Passed progressive income tax amendment to be put on the 2020 ballot. Passage of referendum in 2020 will create a graduated income tax structure in which single and joint earners earning at or above $250,000 will … Continue reading 2019 Legislative Session Review
Background The concept of home rule was first adopted in Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution of 1970 to give units of local government greater power to pursue, implement, and administer its own policy initiatives, rather than the intervention of the state’s interests and power. Specifically, it allows municipalities of populations greater than … Continue reading What is Home Rule?