Category Archives: Referendums

Referendum Campaigns Can Be Savagely Divisive, Even At a State Level in a School Board Referendum


The referendum, as an instrument of political decision-making, has been the source of much consternation in 2016. First, June saw an unexpected British vote to leave the European Union (EU). Then, in October, Colombians shocked the world as the narrowest … Continue reading

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Taxpayers need to do their homework on school referendums


Voters in many areas across Illinois will go to the polls in the Primary in March  to elect politicians. Some will also make choices about school spending that will have a more direct impact on household budgets. Before Election Day, … Continue reading

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Illinois’ school debt is higher than national average and most neighboring states


Illinoisans are struggling under the highest property tax burdens in the country. Many of the reasons for those high taxes are known ­– too many local governments,  and rising pension costs. What taxpayers don’t always recognize that local school districts … Continue reading

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Public pot consumption will only be allowed at dispensaries and smoke shops — dashing hopes of bars and restaurants


Pot dispensaries and special smoke shops will be the only place you can publicly consume marijuana next year under a change to state law approved by lawmakers Thursday. After criticism from health advocates, lawmakers moved to curtail provisions in the … Continue reading

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Community Meeting at Washington School to Discuss a Tax Referendum for Schiller Park School Referendum on October 22 at 6:30 pm


At the December, 2019, Board of Education meeting , school board members will vote on placing a facility referendum for Washington School on the March 17, 2020, ballot. On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 6:30 pm at Washington School there … Continue reading

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Illinois Home Values down 21% and Property Taxes Up 7 % Since 2007


Illinois homeowners still have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped those homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Illinois are still 21% lower today … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Even Parking In Illinois Is Going Up As Well As A New Government Tax Scheme on Purchases—-Car Dealers and Purchasers Will Feel Tax Pain


Did you know pursuant to a bill passed on the last day of the legislative session, the first $10,000 of trade-in value will go untaxed. After that, every dollar of trade-in value would be applied to the purchase price of … Continue reading

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Norridge Taxpayers Need To Repeal Home Rule To Curtail Out Of Control Taxation by Village Government


As Norridge Improvement Party regime leader James Chmura flees from being Village President effective June 30th, he has proposed a Village property tax levy for 2020 of $2.1 million. That’s a 32% increase from 2019’s $1.6 million, which itself was a 35% increase over … Continue reading

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Gas Tax Increase to Anger Illinoisans This Summer


Expect the doubling of Illinois gas taxes to anger Illinoisans this summer. The state’s motor fuel tax on July 1 will increase to 38 cents per gallon from 19 cents currently. The state says the tax, which has not been … Continue reading

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Pritzker Plumbing Under Federal Investigation, Leaves New Tax Plans in Doubt


Since we live in the United States, all of us are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. If Illinois has another governor go to prison, that will really increase our branding problem. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, his wife and … Continue reading

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