Where Illinois ranks

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TAXES OVERALL

43rd in state taxes as a percent of personal income

34th in state and local tax burden as a percent of personal income

41st in state income tax rates (among 41 states with income taxes)

TAXES FOR SCHOOLS

47th in state share of tax revenue for schools per $1,000 in personal income

10th in local share of tax revenue for schools per $1,000 in personal income

SCHOOL SPENDING

10th in school spending per enrolled student

50th in funding difference per student between state’s highest and lowest poverty districts

40th in funding to the states’ highest poverty districts

41st in state and local spending for education per $1,000 personal income

STATE SPENDING

41st in overall state spending per $1,000 in personal income

Sources: “The Condition of Education 2003,” Illinois State Board of Education; Center for Budget and Tax Accountability, Tax Policy Center