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Illinois has the Twenty-First Highest State and Local Tax Burden in the Nation for FY 2016

// In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Illinois collected $70.5 billion in state and local taxes—or $5,491 for every man, woman, and child. While this is an impre…

Illinois’s State and Local Government Workforce is the Eleventh “Most Productive” in 2016

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United Van Lines Migration Data Shows Taxes Matter

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Illinois is the Second Biggest Net Loser of Federal Spending in 2013

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Illinois’s Government Workforce is the Twenty-Second “Most Productive” in 2013

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Illinois has the Eighth Highest Tax Burden in the Nation for 2013

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, Illinois collected $69.8 billion in state and local taxes. While this is an impressive sum of money, it tells us little about whether or not the ave…

Illinois Taxpayers Flee to Greener Pastures

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