Illinois' highest-in-the-nation property taxes are eroding home equity and depressing home values across the state. This report is on a Lincoln Park estate with a $50 million price tag being taken off the market.
Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) contributed $21.1 million to 30 state House races this election cycle, including $3,445,351 to 22 fellow Democrats in the week leading up to Tuesday’s general election.
Democrats widened their control of the Illinois House of Representatives to at least 71 seats in a midterm election that saw voter turnout outpace 2014 totals, according to a Prairie State Wire analysis of voter tallies.
With only a week before voters go to the polls, Illinois House Speaker and Democratic Party Chief Michael Madigan has given $15.84 million to 25 state House candidates this election cycle, state filings show.
The political arm of Illinois’ largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has already spent nearly $600,000 this year across 24 competitive state House and Senate races, according to filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).
"Pritzker’s ad suggests Illinois’ protracted budget stalemate held up state aid for K-12 schools and left local property tax payers to pick up the tab, all thanks to Gov. Rauner. But that argument doesn’t quite add up."