While politicians continue talking about a graduated state income tax, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are now suggesting a statewide property tax, too. Haven't Illinois taxpayers had enough? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary discuss politician's consistent demands for more out of taxpayers and how it might impact the upcoming election. Wirepoints' Mark Glennon joins for analysis. Proft and McQueary also talk to Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser about his efforts for good government at the local level.
Mark Janus likes working for the State of Illinois at the Department Healthcare and Family Services. But he doesn't like being forced to be a member of AFSCME. And he's talking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court which will hear oral arguments on the matter next week. He joined Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago's Morning Answer for a conversation on topic.