McHenry County Board approves resolution to cut property taxes by 10 percent

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK While Illinois lawmakers continue their two-week vacation with court-ordered deficit spending still on autopilot and a threat of tax increases looming, a county government in suburban Chicago has vowed to cut property taxes by at least 10 percent. The McHenry County Board Tuesday night passed a resolution that creates a task force of [Read More]

Lottery firm hangs on after firing, getting millions more in fees

Sara Burnett | Associated Press When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making more money that could be funneled into education and construction projects. Then the company missed sales goals, and two governors tried to fire Northstar Lottery Group. [Read More]