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Political Economy

GUEST EDITORIAL: Durbin should save lecture, revise tax codes to retain businesses

Delivering lectures on taxes others should pay isn't nearly as effective as revising the tax code.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

'Stillinnoyed' ads exhort businesses to move to Indiana

Indiana appropriated Chicago's longtime The City that Works slogan for its A State that Works campaign, and now is going after Windy City businesses as well.

March 28, 2014 7:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

MARC CHASE: Don't rob Peter to pay Pence tax cut

Robbing Peter to pay Paul makes for a poor fiscal model, leaving Peter poorer and less apt to sustain a financially healthy populace.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: 'No more borrowing' should be County Council mantra

The budgeting process continues in Lake County, and the Lake County Council is in a unique position this year to go beyond what is expected and pass a budget that includes no further borrowing.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Time to give tax-and-spend culprits the pink slip

MARC CHASE: Time to give tax-and-spend culprits the pink slip

If you're an employer running a retail business and discover one of your cashiers mishandling the house take, you at least consider firing the employee, don't you?

September 05, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Cue the eye-roll for Lake County spending habits

MARC CHASE: Cue the eye-roll for Lake County spending habits

It's not apparent through newsprint, but I have a sort of social shortcoming — vice, if you will — when folks say or do things I find outrageous or with which I vehemently disagree.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am
Smart Tips for Your Tax Refund

Smart Tips for Your Tax Refund

Like any sudden in-flow of cash, your tax refund presents an opportunity to spend your money wisely or foolishly.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am

Multistate fight keeps going after Illinois tax hike is OK'd

MADISON, Wis. | The interstate bickering over tax policy continues between Wisconsin and Illinois politicians.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am

Legislature looks to online businesses for more money

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am
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