Posts Tagged “Illinois”

OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

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OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

Orland Fire Protection District to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers Sports figures, Athletes, officials, first responders and community leaders will explore rising use of heroin, opioids and other drugs in Chicagoland region Orland Park – Heroin use continues to be a growing threat to communities and needs to be checked, community…

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County Published in the SW News Group Column March 9, 2017. Taxes continue to increase in Illinois and especially in Cook County that taxpayers have to take actions and consider ways to manage their spending to reduce the tax burden. In many cases, that means buying major items and groceries…

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum into a freestanding institution in his proposed state budget, Speaker Michael J. Madigan is introducing legislation to improve the administration of the library, advancing an effort prioritized by both Rauner…

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

Blame non-voters for state’s problems. Everyone is complaining about Illinois’ poor economic situation, the excess spending and the skyrocketing taxes. But the majority of people complaining don’t even take the time to vote By Ray Hanania Last week’s column hammering the stupid idea of term limits brought on a lot of emails from readers. And…

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Rockford area’s biggest garage sale Saturday May 21 at Candlewick Lake

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Rockford area’s biggest garage sale Saturday May 21 at Candlewick Lake

One of the Rockford area’s biggest community-wide garage sale will be held Saturday, May 21 from 9 am until 4 pm in the gated community of Candlewick Lake just north of Belvidere. Not only will it be fun to sift through the unwanted collectibles of boat owners and lakefront residents, but you’ll also get a…

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Orland Chamber hosts golf outing June 16

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Orland Chamber hosts golf outing June 16

The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for golfers and sponsors for the 2016 Annual Golf Outing, scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. The Golf Outing is the perfect way to combine networking with a day on the green, says Executive Director Keloryn Putnam. More…

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Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier

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Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier

Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier. Orland Park high school freshman will compete in Nationals for Olympic gymnast spot Orland Park, IL — Sandburg High school freshman and honors student Evita Griskenas, 15, won All-Around Senior National Qualifier Sunday (May 15, 2016) at the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid, New York. Griskenas, a…

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and…

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Former Chicago Congressman Reynolds Arrested, Again

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Another former congressman from Illinois has been arrested as officials caught up with Mel Reynolds on Monday. The Reynolds (D-Chicago) was arrested in Atlanta on a warrant filed by a federal judge in Chicago for violating his bond terms stemming from misdemeanor tax charges. The one-time congressman of Illinois’ 2nd District (famously occupied by recently…

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Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

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Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

Most communities are automatically given Home Rule powers. But some communities have to fight for it, and overcome the ignorance of some politically active whiners who complain about everything because they are not in power By Ray Hanania The last election shows that newly appointed Mayor Sergio Rodriguez is very popular in the Village of…

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