Will Higher Assessments Lead to Higher Taxes?

Real estate assessments are being hiked by 8% in a lot of townships. That has to be scaring people who don’t understand the property tax system. There are two parts to the tax bill: the assessment the tax rate On … Continue reading

Democratic Party-Controlled Illinois Supreme Court Disses Remap Vote

No big surprise here. Mike Madigan poured big money to elect Justice Thomas Kilbride over a decade ago. He won what was a Republican district. Republicans counter-attacked in the southern most district and took it away from St. Clair County … Continue reading

Obamacare Monopoly in McHenry County

Three GOP officials comment on Obamacare shrinking coverage. First Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement on Health Care Rate Fillings Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement on today’s health care rate filings: “It’s very unfortunate that the major structural flaws in … Continue reading

Governor Signs Bill to Allow Park Districts and Conservation District to Buy Up to $25,000 Without Bids

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 4536, a bill that gives $5,000 more flexibility for park districts and conservation districts in purchases and contracts. Sponsored by two Democrats and one Republican in the House and a Democrat in the … Continue reading

Illinois Review Spreads Potential Rauner Property Tax Hike Signature Statewide

has picked up the information that Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman found about the bill that would allow school districts to raise real estate taxes without a referendum. It would legalize (still again) the transfer of money from Transportation Funds to districts’ … Continue reading

Rauner Comments on Chicago,Cook County Property Tax Bills; Silent on Bill That, If Signed, Would Hike School Taxes Outside of Chicago

From Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement from Governor Rauner on Property Tax Bills  SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner issued the following statement as many homeowners throughout Illinois face a deadline today to pay property taxes: “Illinois residents are being hit with record … Continue reading