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You

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Paul {at} YouDeserveFacts {dot} org

 

 

 

     December, 2016

 

Illinois schools at every level are suffering severe cutbacks. Chicago's property tax recently went up by another half-billion dollars. Young adults in poor neighborhoods have no jobs.


But Illinois lost over a billion dollars in 2015 tax revenue to just five companies (Boeing, Archer Daniels, United Airlines, Exelon, Abbott Labs), which according to their own records paid less than 1% of their profits in state taxes, about a tenth of the required amount.

These are the companies benefiting from our state's people and location and infrastructure and technology. Yet they're paying almost nothing to support our children and our society.

 

 

 

 

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