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By Guest Poster On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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DABROWSKI: A near-perfect way to hike property taxes in Illinois

Local officials and union leaders have employed a near-perfect method to pressure residents into accepting higher taxes year after year: Sell the idea that communities around them are more generous than their own. To More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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HAMILTON: Balancing out the lobbyists

One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by that name are, well, lobbyists. They’re “policy advisors,” or “strategic counsel,” or More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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MARTIRE: A historical lesson on tax cuts

To stimulate the U.S. economy to “levels you haven’t seen in many years”— President Trump is proposing to cut federal income taxes, for most folks in general, but predominately for really affluent families More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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KEEL: Crony capitalism plays in Peoria

The Peoria City Council has approved an extra 1 percent sales tax, but not for schools, roads, or fire/police protection. This “enhanced” tax rate was set up to benefit the developer who is bringing Portillo’s, More...

By Guest Poster On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Reports: Broadcom making return to US, plans to buy Qualcomm in bid

WASHINGTON (UPI/Reuters) — Broadcom Ltd. will bring $20 billion in revenue to the United States when it relocates its headquarters from Singapore, President Donald Trump said Thursday when he hosted the More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Tesla shares drop after posting wider-than-expected loss

PALO ALTO, Calif. (CNBC) — Tesla shares fell Wednesday after the company posted a wider-than-expected loss as it spent heavily to ramp up production of its Model 3, its first mass market electric sedan. Complications More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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House of Cards spinoff reportedly in the works at Netflix

LOS ANGELES (IGN) — A House of Cards spinoff is reportedly in early development stages at Netflix. Variety reports that several concept ideas set in the same universe as Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) are More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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SINCLAIR: If it’s billionaire vs. billionaire, I’m sitting election out

If next year’s election comes down to Bruce Rauner versus J.B. Pritzker, I’m not voting.  I have not missed voting in 35 years, but I will not cast a vote for either man. Why? I blame everybody. I blame the More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GAW Miners CEO held liable for $9.8 million judgment in SEC case

WASHINGTON (CoinDesk) — A US Federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against Homero Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining firm GAW Miners. The judgment, entered on October 4, More...

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