All right! Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan is calling for a hike in the state personal exemption from the far too low $2000 to $6000. I learned about this in the April edition of Catalyst Chicago in this article.
There is a bill introduced by Representative Will Davis to raise the personal exemption to $12,000 from $2000, and raise the income tax rate from 3% to 4%. The bill is HB 7294.