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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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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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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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Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding State’s Medical Marijuana Law To Include Autism As Well As Other Conditions


Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker celebrated a pair of new laws Monday that expand the state’s medical marijuana program, including one that gives students more options for taking the drug at school.  “As we continue to reform state government so that … Continue reading

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COOK COUNTY HOME VALUES DOWN 31%, PROPERTY TAXES UP 22% SINCE 2007


Cook County homeowners have yet to recover much of the home value they lost after the 2007 housing market crash. But that hasn’t stopped county homeowners’ property tax bills from climbing. Average home prices in Cook County are 31% lower … Continue reading

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John Coli is Cooked


Smh. Prostitutes. Free booze. Surrounding himself with young women. All on workers’ dimes — yes the CCDOC per capita tax to the Joint Council helped fund this man, Coli. Think about that: you’re slaving away in a sweaty jail trying … Continue reading

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Cook County judge rules Illinois lawmakers cannot reject their own pay raises


State lawmakers were wrong to freeze their own pay between 2009 and 2016, said a Cook County judge who ruled in favor of two former state senators who want their back pay. On July 2, Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin … Continue reading

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Former Alderman and Schiller Park Lobbyist Hires Criminal Defense Lawyers as Feds’ Net Widens


Since last fall, the IRS has slapped two liens on Zalewski and his wife. On Oct. 12, 2018, the Zalewskis were hit with a lien for $85,864 for unpaid income taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On March 15, 2019, … Continue reading

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Every U.S. Census since 1850 Asked About Citizenship Status Until Obama Administration Removed That Question.


There’s a lot of whining by various factions of the U.S. media, because the Presidential Administration wishes to reinstate that the 2020 U.S. Census would ask about Citizenship-Immigration status.   What they don’t tell you, is that the Citizenship question has … Continue reading

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One More Thing On The Illinois Gas Tax Increase


The state’s new motor fuel tax of 38 cents a gallon will be tied to the Consumer Price Index effective July 2020. That means every March, the Illinois Department of Revenue will use federal inflation data from the previous 12 … Continue reading

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