AG Lisa Madigan Provides Strong Arm in Commuter ShakedownIL Toll Tax, Illinois, Latest, Lawsuits, News Releases

by admin on November 29, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of its intent to withdraw its complaint against the Illinois Toll Authority for the allegedly illegal continuation and increase of the Illinois toll tax. “The law that originally permitted this toll tax …

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Illinois Courts Bully TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Lawsuits, News Releases, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on November 28, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA), today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of their intent to withdraw their complaints against Oak Park SD 97 and Wilmette SD 39. The complaints had alleged that the two school districts intentionally understated by at least two thirds, …

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Daily Herald | Retired judge swaps criminal cases for red-light violations

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Daily Herald | Retired judge swaps criminal cases for red-light violationsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 20, 2012 with 0 comment

TUA’s report on excessive pension amounts for retired Illinois judges was featured in a story for the Daily Herald. Henry “Skip” Tonigan III stares intently at the flickering images on a television screen in a large meeting room at the Lakemoor police station, waiting to see if the white car on the traffic video comes …

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My Suburban Life | Westmont residents repeal home rule status

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My Suburban Life | Westmont residents repeal home rule statusIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 15, 2012 with 0 comment

Westmont’s historical repeal of Home Rule was featured in mysuburbanlife.com. It looks like Westmont may be one of only five municipalities in the state of illinois since 1971 to repeal home rule via referendum. As of 11 p.m., with all 25 precincts in Westmont reporting, 4,530 residents have voted to repeal home rule while 4,273 …

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IllinoisPolicy.org | Home rule repealed in Westmont, rejected in 4 other communities

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IllinoisPolicy.org | Home rule repealed in Westmont, rejected in 4 other communitiesIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 15, 2012 with 0 comment

TUA’s work in helping Westmont activists repeal Home Rule was featured on the Illinois Policy Institute’s blog. Many local voters didn’t realize it, but residents of Westmont, Ill., made history during last week’s election. By a vote of 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent, Westmont became the first Illinois community to repeal a municipality’s home rule power …

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River Cities Reader | The Pension Time Bomb: Why Public-Sector Retiree Benefits Need to Change, and the Barriers to Meaningful Reform

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River Cities Reader | The Pension Time Bomb: Why Public-Sector Retiree Benefits Need to Change, and the Barriers to Meaningful ReformIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 8, 2012 with 0 comment

TUA’s ongoing study on Illinois’ pension system was featured in the River Cities Reader. A riddle: What do you get if you add $209 billion to $54 billion to $15 billion? If you answered “a lot,” you’re correct and not particularly inclined toward math. If you answered $278 billion, you’re adept at arithmetic and correct, …

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