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AARP opposed to taxing retirement income

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

A Chicago-based nonprofit says raising the Illinois income tax and taxing retirement income will fix the state’s budget mess. The nation’s largest advocacy group for retirees disagrees.

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Rauner to discuss 'grand bargain' during budget address

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Gov. Bruce Rauner will use his budget address Wednesday to sound off on the so-called “grand bargain” being constructed in the state Senate.

Rauner has applauded Democratic leaders in the Senate for recognizing the need for economic reforms to grow the economy, but up to this point he’s been quiet on...

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Illinois has 7th highest sales tax in the country

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

Illinois is among the top 10 most expensive sales tax states in the country, according to Washington D.C.-based Tax Foundation.

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Thousands in Illinois still underwater on their mortgages

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From ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK

underwaterIllinois residents are more commonly underwater on their homes than nearly any other state.

A report released Thursday by ATTOM Data Solutions shows that more than 16 percent of Illinois’ homes are what they called “seriously...

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The Heat Is On: Work Stress on the Rise

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workstressHaving trouble "keeping calm and carrying on" at work? You're in the majority.

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NRF predicts retail sales will grow in 2017

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nrf logoA top retail trade association projects retail industry sales will increase between 3.7 percent and 4.2 percent in 2017; online sales could go up as much as 8 percent and 12 percent.

The National Retail Federation made the projections in its economic forecast for 2017. Its forecast excludes...

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Civic leaders tout what Peoria region already has to offer

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skylinePeoria-area civic leaders are ready to dust off the disappointment of the Caterpillar Inc. announcement about its headquarters and move forward because, they said Thursday, there is enough going on in the community that it will continue to thrive.

In fact, the head of the Greater Peoria...

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Chris Kennedy announces run for Illinois governor

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chris kennedyA big name in national politics has entered the race for Illinois governor: Kennedy.

Chris Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced on Wednesday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor. He could ultimately be pitted against Republican incumbent Bruce...

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AARP campaigns to protect Medicare

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