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How Will IL Voters React To More Tax Hikes?

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.

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Bob Anderson's Decades-Long Fight For Taxpayers

Financial news in Illinois is usually bad news for taxpayers, and Illinoisans haven't had much faith in politicians to turn things around. But the example set by one McHenry Township Trustee could be a little bit of inspiration the state needs. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Brian Timpone talk to Wonder Lake's Bob Anderson about his decades-long efforts to consolidate government and save taxpayer money. Proft and Timpone also analyze new Illinois and Chicago financial numbers – both of which look bleak – with Wirepoints' Mark Glennon.

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Home Values Taking A Hammering In IL

The Republican's tax plan will lower home values in Illinois and contribute to the burden of property-tax-weary IL families. Homeowners in Illinois are paying one percent to three percent of their home value depending on where they live in the Chicagoland region. Will the GOP tax plan finally stoke the revolt over property taxes in IL? Should the outrage be directed at Republicans in Congress or Democrats in Chicago? Founder of Wirepoints.com, Mark Glennon joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Democrats' Fake Reform

Lawmakers are trying to rush a budget at the end of special session, so House Democrats finally put forth a plan, which includes a property tax freeze. But the plan offers no real relief for struggling taxpayers. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes break this down with WirePoints.com's Mark Glennon, and discuss what real property tax relief should look like. They also discuss the soon-to-be insolvent Chicago police pension, and waste throughout Chicago Public Schools, as well as financial recklessness at the county level.

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Lawmakers' Mad Dash To Pass A Budget

With Spring legislative session ending, Springfield lawmakers are in a hurry to pass a budget – regardless of what's in it or how it affects taxpayers. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Pat Hughes and Illinois Policy writer Joe Kaiser talk to Wirepoints.com founder Mark Glennon about what to expect from the General Assembly in the next few days. They also talk to Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Dan DiSalvo about how pension costs are making higher education unaffordable for students and families.

And they discuss how two Democratic frontrunners for governor – J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy – are cheating the property tax system in Illinois.

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Mark Glennon Is One Of The Most Dangerous Men In IL

Mark Glennon is a former corporate attorney and venture capitalist who understands bond markets, public sector pensions, the truth about Illinois' confiscatory property tax system and the rest of the state's financial house of cards and he breaks it all down at the news site he founded, Wirepoints.com. Glennon's facility with translating the Illinois Ruling Class' fantasy math into the tangible human costs it imposes makes him a dangerous man to Illinois pols and a must-read for Illinois residents.

On this edition of Against The Current, we explore questions with Mr. Glennon like, does Illinois have problems that can be solved or is it simply in a predicament with inevitable outcomes short of changes to federal bankruptcy law?  Can underfunded pension be salvaged? Is there a way to bring Illinois home values back, particularly for the 500,000 homes that are seriously underwater? What will happen to Illinois if it continues to lead the nation in out-migration?

We'll explore all of these topics and more with Wirepoints.com Founder Mark Glennon on this installment of Against The Current.

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