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Letters to the Editor: State should adopt a Debt Affordability Study

by Submitted Content Opinion, Letters to the Editor

The Pew foundation recently found that 21 states do not publish debt affordability studies. Sadly a high debt state such as Illinois is one of them. 

A debt affordability study is a document that describes all of the...

Letters to the Editor: Eclipsed by the State

by Staff Report Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Sweet land of liberty, a total and permanent eclipse of stellar magnitude is now under way; our individual constitutional rights are being eclipsed by the state and other corporate planets.

Using new control and...

Letters to the Editor: From the former mayor: State needs to consolidate local police and fire pension funds

by Submitted Content Opinion, Letters to the Editor

Most local governments in Illinois maintain separate police and fire pension funds. This is costly to taxpayers and has typically led to lower levels of funding. Conversely, most municipal employees (non-public safety) are in the...