While researching various cities’ debt service statistics I stumbled across this handy table in an analysis of the Philadelphia budget:
As you can see, Chicago’s tax burden is higher than any other major U. S. city except for Philadelphia and Detroit. Good company. Since that table was prepared Illinois increased its personal income tax rate from 3% to 5% so I think it’s reasonable to suspect that our position has risen. In the sense of getting worse, I mean.