rate http://peoriapublicradio.org en State panel to tackle prisoner reduction http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-panel-tackle-prisoner-reduction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A small panel of Illinois lawmakers meets this week with a lofty goal. They want to find a way to reduce the prison population, cut down on recidivism - but still enforce strict laws. Illinois Public Radio's Tony Arnold reports.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois State Representative Mike </span>Zalewski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is gathering the committee to look at the big picture on prisons.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’ll discuss overcrowding in Illinois’ prisons, and the billion dollars they cost taxpayers each year.</span></p></div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:03:43 +0000 Tony Arnold 26459 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State panel to tackle prisoner reduction Madigan wants to cut corporate income tax http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-wants-cut-corporate-income-tax <div>The Illinois House Speaker is calling for a cut in the state’s corporate income tax rate.</div><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:44 +0000 Tony Arnold 18281 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan wants to cut corporate income tax East Peoria votes to support keeping same tax rate http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-votes-support-keeping-same-tax-rate <p>The East Peoria City Council approved an annual tax levy ordinance that aims to maintain the same rate as last year. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 04:32:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15815 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria votes to support keeping same tax rate Quinn not ruling out raising income tax http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-not-ruling-out-raising-income-tax <p></p><div>&nbsp;The last time he ran for governor, Pat Quinn embraced raising Illinois' income tax rate. &nbsp;He's not doing that this time around, though he's not ruling it out, either:</div><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:01:16 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13912 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn not ruling out raising income tax