Christian Mitchell http://wuis.org en Graduated Income Tax Moves Forward After Stumble http://wuis.org/post/graduated-income-tax-moves-forward-after-stumble <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An effort to change Illinois' income tax from a flat to a graduated structure is making headway in the General Assembly. The plan, where the more you earn the more you pay, has been revived after a setback last week.</p><p></p><p>When another proposal for a graduated income tax was up for debate last week, it was shot down before even getting to the floor. But Representative Christian Mitchell, a Democrat from Chicago, says his proposal is different: Its income-based tax brackets are lower than the previous version.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:47:08 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22306 at http://wuis.org Graduated Income Tax Moves Forward After Stumble Illinois House Targets 'Flash Mob' Violence http://wuis.org/post/illinois-house-targets-flash-mob-violence <p>The Illinois House <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1005&amp;GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegID=70709&amp;SessionID=85">approved legislation</a> Friday intended to crack down on so-called "flash mobs." It allows a longer prison sente<span style="line-height: 1.5;">nce for anyone who uses social media to organize an attack.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:36:31 +0000 Brian Mackey 2484 at http://wuis.org