Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients Struggle

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Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients StruggleIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 30, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson, who in 1983 and 1989 engineered raising Illinois’ state personal and corporate income tax rates by 20 percent, will receive a generous increase to his lavish, gold-plated state pension on July 1, 2016, while Illinois residents on Social Security government pensions will see negligible increases to …

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions ReportIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 23, 2016 with 1 comment

View as PDF View the Grids CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report, which analyzes Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), State Universities Retirement System (SURS), State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund …

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax IncreasesIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 22, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members descended upon multiple downtown locations today to demand more taxes and higher taxes for Chicago taxpayers. The “Fund Our Schools Now!” protests culminated at Chicago’s City Hall with demonstrators chanting slogans against Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), and calling for more tax dollars …

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching Boondoggle

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching BoondoggleIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 21, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago— Val W. Zimnicki, representing Taxpayers United of America (TUA) at a meeting of the Illinois Housing Development Authority on June 16, 2016, testified against a proposed $55 million bond issue that would help Seattle-based Security Properties rehab a low-income housing complex in DeKalb, IL. $43 million in bonds would be issued …

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Taxpayers Remain Victorious for 24 Years!

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Taxpayers Remain Victorious for 24 Years!Illinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on May 5, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Illinois’ taxpayers were victorious once again in defeating the implementation of a graduated state income tax. TUA and its membership of tens of thousands of Illinois taxpayers have helped defeat every such attempt since 1992. Jim Tobin, TUA’s founder and president, says that Illinois’ …

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Illinois Taxpayers Work One-Third of the Year for Government

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Illinois Taxpayers Work One-Third of the Year for GovernmentIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 29, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—April 29 marks Tax Freedom Day for Illinoisans, indicating the point in 2016 when taxpayers stop laboring to fund local, state, and federal governments with their taxes and finally begin to keep their hard-earned money. “Illinois ranks 44th for its Tax Freedom Day in 2016, one of the latest in the nation” …

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TUA Defeats Statewide Driving Tax

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TUA Defeats Statewide Driving TaxIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 18, 2016 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Last week, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton (D-Chicago) proposed legislation that would have established a new tax on Illinois drivers per miles traveled on the state’s roads, but a burst of public outrage and fierce opposition to the plan stalled Cullerton’s new tax for now. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) immediately …

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