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10.12.18

The Illinois Estate tax is levied on net assets over $4 million of the estates of the deceased. Illinois does not have an inheritance tax, which is levied on assets received by the inheritors of an estate.

Estate tax revenue is forecast to be...

10.05.18

UPDATE: The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) does not expect to be ready to fully implement pension buyout plans for its members during FY2019, according to documents provided to the Civic Federation. SURS attributed the delay to complex benefit provisions, limited staffing and poor...

09.21.18

The latest in a series about local governments, this blog post examines the number of park districts in Illinois, including an analysis of the number of park districts by county.

The park districts examined in this blog are stand-alone special purpose governments that provide public...

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In the News

09.04.18

The Wall Street Journal

This article covers City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he will not be seeking re-election for a third term. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall said that Mayor Emanuel...

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Because of the Illinois estate tax bracket structure, the first $4,040,000 of an estate’s net worth pays no tax, wh… https://t.co/DDbqDJKKsb
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In the news at the : Why lawmakers might finally pass a bill to address the state’s crumbling transp… https://t.co/S8iGdsAhZv
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Read more about the volatility of Illinois’ estate tax and why the State still has it: https://t.co/ynxn1VjAao (5/5)