Five who would raise your taxes

All five candidates running for the state house district that includes Evanston say Illinois has to increase its income tax if it’s going to solve its budget crisis.

Here’s what three of the five had to say on the issue.

The candidates, speaking Sunday at a debate sponsored by the Democratic Party of Evanston and the New Trier Democratic Organization, didn’t specify how high an increase in the state’s 3 percent income tax rate they’d support. But in earlier interviews some of them have supported an increase to 5 percent, while others argued for a smaller hike.

Over three hundred people crowded the auditorium at Kingsley Elementary School for the debate.

No Republicans filed for the house seat, so whoever wins the Feb. 2 primary is almost assured of election in the fall.


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