CIVIC FEDERATION:  FRIEND OF BANKS AND STATUS QUO, NOT TAXPAYERS

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CIVIC FEDERATION: FRIEND OF BANKS AND STATUS QUO, NOT TAXPAYERS Chicago, Commentary, Foundation, Latest, TEF

by admin on April 22, 2015 with 0 comment

The Civic Federation, described by the Chicago press as “One of the state’s most prominent tax watchdog groups,” or a “Taxpayer’s watchdog group,” may be a watchdog for banks, large corporations and special interests invested in the status quo, but it certainly is not a watchdog on behalf of taxpayers, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA)…

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The Herald News | Pension issues highlighted in Taxpayers United report

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The Herald News | Pension issues highlighted in Taxpayers United report Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on April 20, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s operations director, Jared Labell, was quoted by The Herald-News in an article about Taxpayers United of America’s recent pension release for both Will County and Joliet. The two top police officials in Elwood also get two of the highest pensions from the Joliet Police Department, according to a report last week from …

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Disclosure News Online | WHO’S COLLECTING THE BIGGEST ILLINOIS PENSIONS?

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Disclosure News Online | WHO’S COLLECTING THE BIGGEST ILLINOIS PENSIONS? Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 20, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s recent study of the top 200 Illinois pensioners was cited by Disclosure News Online. Before getting into the list of individuals with the biggest pensions in Illinois, here’s a look at the average pension payout in the state’s five pension systems and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (you can view the rest of the …

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The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensions

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The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensions Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on April 16, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s operations director, Jared Labell, was quoted by The Herald-News in an article about Taxpayers United of America’s recent pension release for Will County and Joliet. Taxpayers United of America on Wednesday put a spotlight on pensions in Will County and Joliet.  The Chicago-based organization said 266 public school retirees are collecting pensions …

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will County

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will County Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 15, 2015 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Joliet municipal, Will County, Will County government schools, and Joliet Junior College retirees. “Across the 5 state pension funds, there are more than 12,154 government pensioners collecting six-figure pensions and over 85,893 pensioners …

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Get Out and Vote! Items of Interest, Latest

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View as PDF Today is the consolidated election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of government …

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois!

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois! Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 2, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Tax Freedom Day for the nation arrives on April 24, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. “Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its federal, state, and local tax bill for the year,” said Jim Tobin, President of …

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