Monthly Archives: July 2017
Can Illinois Governor Rauner Be Re-Elected ?
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading →
Local School Districts Have To Now Pay Some Additional Teacher Pension Costs
In conjunction with this week’s passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2018, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new law that significantly changes the Illinois Pension Code by creating an optional “Tier III” benefit structure and changing the … Continue reading →
Leyden High School District 212 Has Embarked on “the beginning of a historic construction project” Paid for By the Leyden Taxpayers
On May 18th, a ground breaking was held for the construction and renovation project at West Leyden, with additional construction and renovation projects planned for East Leyden. You can follow the construction projects at : East Leyden : … Continue reading →
Today is the Day !!!
The minimum wage increase in Cook County starts today, July 1st It’s going up to $10 an hour and will increase by a dollar every year to get to $13 an hour by 2020. There are at least 50 … Continue reading →
Leyden and Norwood Park Townships Need To Seriously Consider School District Consolidation
One of the maddening aspects of the state’s ongoing financial crisis is that some obvious long-term solutions are rarely considered. One solution to the massive tax collections by state and local government is to reduce the number of local governments. … Continue reading →