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In the collar counties that surround , nearly 70% of property taxes go to fund public schools:
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Chart shows the combined revenue of the 100 counties in Illinois that are included in the Comptroller’s 2016 Fiscal…



With governments in Illinois facing steep increases in yearly pension contributions, new plans are being floated to borrow billions of dollars to stabilize ailing pension funds and relieve budgetary pressures.


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