The Breeze Courier Online | Watchdog group fighting home rule in Illinois

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The Breeze Courier Online | Watchdog group fighting home rule in IllinoisIllinois Press, Press

by admin on October 23, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s work fighting home rule was mentioned in the Breeze Courier Online. CHICAGO — Officials in five suburban-Chicago villages, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson, have placed referenda on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means …

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Journal-Standard | Letter: Say no to back-door taxes, government

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Journal-Standard | Letter: Say no to back-door taxes, governmentIllinois Press, Press

by admin on September 18, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s Illinois pension project is featured in this letter-to-the-editor from Journal-Standard.com. Several things. The $3.3 million Highland College back-door referendum. The name alone sounds suspicious. The money taken in from real-estate taxes is a great barometer of the financial health of the county. This is called the “levy,” and that is what governing bodies should run …

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Sauk Valley Media | Setting hooks deep: TIF districts bet on future

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Sauk Valley Media | Setting hooks deep: TIF districts bet on futureIllinois Press, Press

by admin on September 6, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by Sauk Valley Media about TIF districts in Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls, Illinois. This week brings to a close the fourth month of the Dixon downtown streetscape project. Much of its $6 million cost will be paid for with money from the city’s Central Business District TIF district. The …

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Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payouts

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Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payoutsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from Journal-Standard.com. FREEPORT — A retired local teacher stands to collect $4.2 million over the course of his lifetime pension payout, according to Chicago-based organization Taxpayers United of America. The group held a press conference Wednesday at the Freeport Hampton Inn at which …

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is Unsustainable

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is UnsustainableIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from MyStateline.com. FREEPORT — A taxpayer watchdog group says high pension payouts are draining government coffers and are at risk of insolvency. The group ‘Taxpayers United of America’ held a news conference to release the results of a new study of the pensioners …

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in Illinois

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in IllinoisIllinois Press, Press

by admin on July 17, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s annual study of the top Illinois pensioners was featured in this article from the Niles-Morton Grove Patch. School superintendents make a lot of money, and consequently make a lot with their pensions. Here are the 50 who make the most. As you’d probably expect, a good chunk of individuals receiving the fattest Illinois pensions …

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