Chicagoans Pay Too Much in Ever-Increasing City-Based Taxes

Chicagoans Pay Too Much in Ever-Increasing City-Based Taxes

Chicago is heading downhill because of the high-cost city-based taxes compared to the quality of services offered in return. It ranked 141 out of the 150 largest U.S. cities, according to a WalletHub financial research statement released in July 2021. The report revealed the city had been slowly increasing the cost of products and services […]

Haitian Death Toll Rises in the Aftermath of 7.2 M Earthquake

Haitian Death Toll Rises in the Aftermath of 7.2 M Earthquake

A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti nearly two weeks ago. Since then, the Haitian Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC) has coordinated search and rescue efforts. Initial reports the day after the quake confirmed at least 1,200 people had died. However, on Aug. 19, 2021, RFI, a French public radio station, reported the latest death […]

Food Stamp Benefits Will Increase by 25 Percent

Food Stamp Benefits Will Increase by 25 Percent

President Biden made a permanent change to increase food stamp benefits. He wants to increase it by 27 percent — this will be the biggest boost for the program. This new decision will start on Oct. 1, 2021, for the 42 million people that are currently using stamps, according to United States Secretary of Agriculture […]