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Yingling: Bringing Chicago Politics To Grayslake

If you were going to invent a property tax system designed to hit poor minority communities the hardest, you couldn’t do it better than Cook County Assessor and Madigan insider Joe Berrios. And, if you live in Grayslake  - look out! State Representative Sam Yingling is looking to replicate the Cook County model in your backyard. Pat Hughes explains on this edition of Two Minute Warning. 

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Which Are You Willing To Give Up To Stay In IL: Your Job, Your Pension, Or Your Home?

One (or more) will be taken from you without a change in political leadership and policy choices. Mark it down. So which one will it be? Where’s the policy alternative from IL Leaders? Dan and Amy discuss the latest property tax destruction update in Lake County.

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IL's 7,000 Governments: Ripe With Corruption

With more units of government than any other state in the country, opportunity for corruption and waste is aplenty in Illinois. In at least one suburban Chicago township, some spending is downright illegal. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Joe Kaiser and Mark Cavers hear from DuPage Township Trustee Alyssia Benford on how she's shining a light on illegal expenditures in her township. Kaiser and Cavers also discuss how other areas of the state – namely Lake County – might duplicate Cook County's corrupt system for property tax appeals. And how is Illinois doing a year after lawmakers passed a massive, 32 percent income tax hike? The data is in, and it's not looking so great.

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