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clickhere - Real Estate Transfers June 22nd through June 26th - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Interesting read about real estate transfers.
Stupid_Dems - Airport manager Hester resigns - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
that would not surprise anyone!
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
I said thousands of years of history developed a better society, namely our western society. But don't let what I actually said get in your way. Polygamy might be older, or no official union at all is older, just drag the woman into the cave ... primitive tribes let the chief have all the women, and the "gay culture" may be returning us to those looser norms, but not for the better. The red…
Righty1 - Let’s kick God off the Court: Marriage isn’t the only place where the law has been infec
You hit the nail on the head Brutus. Time to stop worrying about what the left thinks and say it as it is. Gotta love the Donald! Finally someone running for office who is a damn pussy! Doesn't back down at the first hint of criticism from the left.
CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
" Only someone twisting of reality to fit their delusional world-view would argue otherwise." lol ... well when you put it in such open minded terms like that ... The nanny state concept has many morality laws, including laws on who gets welfare payments, which someone else by law must fund. The taxpayer is the victim for many government funded legal "scams". All the law around determining…

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Illinois property tax levies up $4.8 billion since 2005

2 years, 7 months ago by Bob Gough

When the state isn't sharing its revenues with the local governments, local governments have to find revenue elsewhere or make cuts

From dailyherald.com:

Statewide, 2010 property tax levies were up nearly $4.8 billion above 2005 figures.

“I know Illinois is in trouble financially and there's been a lot of talk about restraint, but a $5 billion increase doesn't sound like restraint,” said Don Boyd, co-executive director of the New York-based State Budget Crisis Task Force that recently produced a report on Illinois' ongoing financial struggles.

A Daily Herald analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue reports from 2010 and 2005 shows that 300 suburban school districts in six counties plus Chicago Public Schools accounted for most of the property tax increase. The school districts levied $2.2 billion more in 2010 than they received in 2005, with Cook County's 152 school districts responsible for more than $1 billion of the increase.

The state's reports show Chicago and suburban municipalities increased property taxes by nearly $800 million over the same time period. Townships collected $60 million more, while the six county governments combined to increase their collective levy by almost $90 million more than 2005's take. Libraries, parks, fire districts and other specialty taxing agencies increased taxes by more than $365 million in 2010.

Most tax experts point to rising pension obligations and contractually mandated personnel costs as the chief cause for the property tax levy hikes.

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