Illinois Universities Brace for More State Budget CutsGov. Bruce Rauner once again is calling for deep cuts in state funding for higher education, showing how tempting a target universities continue to be for a state desperate to get its budget under control.
WalletHub Ranking Finds Illinois is a Happier State Than MissouriThe personal finance website measured things like emotional and physical health, safety concerns, obesity and divorce rates and income levels.
Bill Would Raise Illinois Income Tax RatesIt won't be on you - it will be on people who make more than $1 million a year, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston).
Mo. Lawmakers Hear Input on New NFL Stadium in St. LouisMissouri economic development officials on Monday told a House panel that building a new football stadium in St. Louis could bring nearly $300 million in net sales tax revenues to the state over the next 30 years.
7 Deductions That Lower Your Taxable IncomeMost folks looking for tax deductions focus on things like mortgage interest, real estate taxes and charitable donations. But tax rule changes that applied in 2013 made them less valuable in cutting taxes for an increasing number of taxpayers.
Census Data: Income Lag in Missouri, Illinois Poverty Remains HighNew U.S. census data shows that Missouri is one of just two states where median incomes fell in 2012 from the previous year, and an anti-poverty activists say Illinois' near 15 percent poverty is worrisome.
Measure Would Raise MO Cigarette TaxLadue lawmaker also seeks to end income tax for the poor.
Opposition Group Forms to Mo. Sales Tax ProposalThe Coalition for Missouri's Future includes the Missouri AARP, the Missouri School Boards' Association, teachers unions and several area chambers of commerce.
High Stakes For St. Louis, KC in April ElectionSt. Louis, KC face crucial April vote on taxes.
Metro East Woman Faces Prison For False Tax ReturnWoman admits cheating on taxes, helping family members do the same.
Nixon: Expanding Sales Tax "Not a Good Idea"Mo. Governor Jay Nixon criticizes sales tax proposal.