Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, right. State lawmakers a year ago promised to use a $5 billion tax hike to balance the budget. They didn't.
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, right. State lawmakers a year ago promised to use a $5 billion tax hike to balance the budget. They didn't. Seth Perlman AP
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, left, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, right. State lawmakers a year ago promised to use a $5 billion tax hike to balance the budget. They didn't. Seth Perlman AP

One year, $5 billion later, are Illinois finances better off?

July 06, 2018 04:30 PM