DuPage County mayor group seeks to horse trade for tax increase

Horse racing season began recently in Illinois, but for DuPage County mayors horse trading season has begun as well.

Question: What’s the best way to gain support from elected officials for a tax increase plan that’s sure to be unpopular with voters?

Answer: Give them a piece of the action.

The Daily Herald took a look at some actions taken by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference that exhibit the horse-trading environment in Springfield. This time it's all about the state income tax. Reboot Illinois' Matt Dietrich summarized a phenomenon that occurs in Illinois every year at budget time.

And it all started with a letter the Daily Herald obtained.

Without it, you wouldn't know about the horse trading that is going on between DuPage County and Springfield right now.

Along with this being budget time in Illinois, it's also graduation season and that means students are getting out and searching for jobs. For those who are on the job hunt, we've got a list of 10 things you should never ask on a job interview. Seriously, it's worth a read.


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