Expect More than Fireworks this July

July will bring us more than just fireworks and freedom this year. July 1st signals higher taxes in Illinois and increased pressure on already burdened small businesses. As if the past few months were not enough to cause distress and financial panic for many Illinois families and small businesses, Governor Pritzker will take more of […]

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Defund CTU

For decades, Chicago Teachers Union members have failed to educate Chicago’s youth, while simultaneously demanding higher pay and better benefits. This past fall, they went on strike for 11 days, costing classroom time for students and burdening parents.  Now Chicago Public Schools have been out of school for months and will be for the foreseeable […]

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Cooking Up An Illinois Budget Disaster

When I was the comptroller, I used an analogy called “the kitchen table”. Think of it as your good ol’ fashioned Midwestern middle-class family going through the finances late one weeknight, planning for how to pay the month’s bills. The kids are in bed, the news is on the TV in the background, it’s finally […]

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Wisconsin to Illinois: “We’re not cleaning up your mess.”

By: Matt Rodewald, Director of Communications Many of us have noticed during the COVID shutdown one thing about life at home. If you’re a parent, you’ve certainly figured out the one tough thing. If you’re trying to work from home and keep your kids on track with online learning, it just feels impossible. Your house […]

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IOP Statement On Resolution To Remove the Graduated Income Tax

Moments ago, the Republicans in the Illinois House and Senate unanimously acted to remove Pritzker’s progressive tax hike from the ballot. Now the General Assembly must take up this resolution. With families and small businesses hurting during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, now is the worst time to raise taxes. That is why we […]

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Thanking Local Heroes

There are local businesses all over the state, whose owners are your neighbors or friends, who attend the same church as you, whose kids go to the same school as yours or play on the same little league team, these community business owners are paying it forward and keeping your neighborhood open for business as best they can.

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They Are Who We Thought They Were

Entrusted with near record levels of power, Gov. Pritzker and Speaker Madigan have used that power to hike taxes and allow corruption to flourish. It isn’t a new era, it is the same broken government on steroids.

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