All Illinois residents -- no matter how rich, no matter how poor -- pay the same income tax rate. Now a plan is afoot to change that with a constitutional amendment, where the wealthy would pay more.
A pair of Democratic legislators are trying to likewise move Illinois from a flat to a graduated income tax.
Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie says those who are well off need to do more to help the state.
Under his four-tiered plan, anyone making more than a million dollars would pay 9.75 percent, which is more than double today's rate of 3.75 percent.