Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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People today are struggling to find jobs, to pay bills, to keep their homes. When they are hit with high real estate taxes, it can put them under water. Many residents in District 25 are faced with this dilemma. They need relief. Illinois is ranked as the 7th highest property taxed state and Kendall County is the 24th highest taxed county in the nation. In order to address this tax burden, Illinois needs to rebalance the revenue it receives from property, sales, and state income taxes. It also needs to look at ways to save tax dollars. One place to start -- cut the number of taxing bodies within the state. Illinois has more local governmental units than any other state -- 6,994. This can lead to duplication of services and higher …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Pierog "will honestly fight for a better life for people with disabilities."
Thursday, October 4, 2012
To the Editor: As a parent of an autistic son, it’s hard to find a state legislator, who is willing to understand the issues that special needs parents face on a daily basis and has the experience to provide solutions on how to help families, not continue to live in a state, which is ranked near the bottom in the nation, in providing education and services to people with Developmental Disabilities. I first met Corinne Pierog, when she ran against John Milner for State Senate in 2008. As a parent advocate for my son, on things related to autism, what I immediately noticed and liked about her, was her experience and knowledge about disability issues and her passion to help families like mine, even though she has no children with disabilities…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Corinne Pierog captured the Democratic nod for the 25th State Senate seat.
Perennial candidate Jim Oberweis won the GOP primary for the 25th State Senate seat in a big way Tuesday night. With 97 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Oberweis had secured nearly 50 percent of the vote with David Richmond with 30.1 percent and Richard Slocum 20.6 percent. “We turn now to the general election, and I say with confidence that we will continue to grow our ranks as we spread our message across the district,” Oberweis said in a prepared statement. “We have faith that cutting taxes and stopping the spending spree in Springfield will help turn around our state’s economy, and we have confidence that our common sense conservative approach will win support across party lines.” Oberweis will face off against Democratic …