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Illinois Could Recover $1.3 Billion Lost To Corporate Tax Loopholes

By Illinois PIRG

Every year, corporations use complicated schemes to shift U.S. earnings to subsidiaries in offshore tax havens which helps them dodge both state and federal taxes. Reforms to end tax dodging in Illinois would reduce revenue loss by $1.3 billion, according to a new report called "A Simple Fix for a $17 Billion Loophole," released Tuesday by the Illinois PIRG Education Fund.

"When multinational businesses dodge millions in Illinois taxes, that money doesn't come out of a hat. It means either means we have less money for public priorities like education or other taxpayers end up footing the bill," said Abe Scarr, Illinois PIRG Education Fund director. "Luckily, there are ways for Illinois to even the playing field, and recover more than $1.3 billion for critical services without raising rates."

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Posted on January 16, 2019

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Posted on January 14, 2019

Illinois Could Recover $1.3 Billion Lost To Corporate Tax Loopholes

By Illinois PIRG
Federal reforms have failed to address tax dodging, but Illinois can take its own action.

Posted on January 16, 2019

Overhauling Illinois' Unconstitutional Prisons

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Experts had found "preventable deaths" linked to substandard care.

Posted on January 8, 2019

IL AG: Illinois Dioceses Massively And Abhorrently Failed Underage Sexual Assault Victims

Clergy sexual abuse of minors in Illinois is significantly more extensive than the Illinois Dioceses previously reported.

Posted on January 11, 2019

Two Years After Original Findings, Department Of Administrative Hearings Still Not Doing Job Properly

By The Office Of Inspector General
OIG found that DOAH did not measure or set standards for clearance rates or time to disposition, and that the Department's lack of monitoring impeded its ability to identify potentially problematic backlogs and cases of unusually long duration.

Posted on January 14, 2019

Trump's Environmental Mess Is Poisoning Us

By Jessica Corbett/Common Dreams
A New York Times investigative report on President Donald Trump's environmental record and how his industry-friendly policies are impacting communities nationwide "reminds us that the Trump soap opera has dire real-world consequences."

Posted on December 28, 2018

Federal Judge To IDOC: Get Your Unconstitutional Shit Together

By The Uptown People's Law Center
Ten years after filing, "immediate action must be taken" to "address the dangerous situation."

Posted on December 27, 2018

Race, Democracy And Civic Engagement In U.S. History

By Max Krochmal/Take Care
To create a multi-ethnic democracy, we must start by taking a clear-eyed look at the past.

Posted on December 22, 2018

Nearly All Sexual Harassment At Work Goes Unreported - And Those Who Do Report Often See Zero Benefit

By Carly McCann and Donald T. Tomaskovic-Devey/The Conversation
Complaining about sexual harassment is quite dangerous, inciting employer retaliation and firing in most instances.

Posted on December 19, 2018

Another SRO Crisis

By ONE Northside
Developers threaten to turn the Darlington Hotel and the Lorali into luxury condos.

Posted on December 14, 2018

Charter School Leaders Should Talk More About Racism

By Andre Perry/The Hechinger Report
$156 billion: The cumulative losses in majority black neighborhoods because of the devaluation of black homes.

Posted on December 11, 2018

Soda Industry Steals Page From Tobacco To Combat Taxes On Sugary Drinks

By Liz Szabo/Kaiser Health News
Soda industry funding of medical meetings, journals and researchers is ubiquitous.

Posted on December 4, 2018

Tent City For Migrant Kids Shrouded In Secrecy

By Laura C. Morel and Patrick Michels/Reveal
Lawyers are alarmed; advocates question its conditions

Posted on November 29, 2018

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