Thinking of a Couple of my Legislative Ideas Related to Housing and Senior Citizen Tax Relief

Looking at affordable housing statistics for yesterday’s story reminded me of a bill introduced by Eddie Kucharski back in the 1970’s to help veterans purchase their first home. He figured many would need help with their downpayment, so introduced a … Continue reading

Pat Quinn and Legislators Kill Senior Citizen Tax Relief

The law is still on the books, but, as they say in the movies, the contents are on the cutting room floor. The bill was originally passed using money from the new 2 1/2% income tax by Governor Richard Ogilvie. … Continue reading

Aging Dept. Plans to Waste $3 Million in Unnecesary Office Consolidation While Cutting Circuit Breaker Benefits in Half

Credit my Google search for “Jack Franks” name for this story. I wrote how the Illinois Department of Aging, now in charge of the Senior Citizen and Disabled Person Property Tax Relief program, was cutting benefits in half. The cutback … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Cuts Seniors’ Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Program in Half

That’s what Pat Quinn’s Department of Aging put in the Circuit Breaker forms being mailed out to seniors and the disabled. That’s what I learned in Sunday’s article by Daniel T. Zanoza of Republicans For Fair Media. Here’s the announcement … Continue reading