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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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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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New Illinois Legislation Makes Significant Changes In Special Education Procedural Requirements To Benefit the Students


I have had my eye on House Bill 3586, which has been awaiting the Governor’s signature since June. Well, the time has come; Governor Pritzker signed the law on Friday, August 30, 2019 (PA 101-0515). And there were no amendments … Continue reading

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Begin Your Planning Early For Children With Special Needs


Don’t wait until your child with special needs turns age 18 to begin planning. Becoming a legal adult leads to many changes in available benefits, needs, and your ability to act on your child’s behalf. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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CEO of Goodwill Raked In Almost $730,000 in Salary While Paying Employees with Disabilities Pennies


Change.org petition zooms to a quarter of a million people protesting the “Greedwill” giant. — Read on http://www.diversityinc.com/ceo-of-goodwill-raked-in-almost-730-000-in-salary-while-paying-employees-with-disabilities-pennies/

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When Is The Superintendent’s Trial ?


Former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, whose federal fraud trial was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled, draws more than $900 daily in pension income as he awaits his day in court. The 81-year-old … 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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Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens was Named to the Illinois State House 20th District


Congratulations State Rep.Brad Stephens !!! Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens was named representative of the Illinois State House 20th District before a crowd at Moretti’s restaurant in Chicago’s Edison Park neighborhood Saturday morning (June 29). Stephens replaces Michael McAuliffe, who announced … Continue reading

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Illinois Will See An Expansion Of Sales Tax on 1/1/2020


Illinoisans will pay higher sales taxes on online purchases starting next year. On Jan. 1, 2020, an expansion of the state’s sales tax will take effect, which will require online marketplaces that facilitate sales between third-party users, such as Etsy and eBay, … Continue reading

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