State leaders are not discussing how Illinois can bring in more tax money. But given the state's growing deficit they'll get there one day.
The leading group for retirees is on the offensive over one particular tax break.
Illinois is a rare state that does not tax retirement income.
No politician has openly called for starting to, but it's an option. The nonpartisan Civic Federation recommends it as a way to stabilize the state's finances, especially as the number of senior citizens living in Illinois is projected to grow.