Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

qfingers - Hearing Aid Volume Control: There’s an app for that - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How can you expect Medicare to cover something as needless as hearing aids...better the money be spent on gender reassignment...and birth control pills. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sex-reassignm...
CoolEdge - Council tables insurance vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
my reply was specifically about convoy saying the mayor shouldn't vote, lest it expose him in the next election. Is there something wrong with him voting for an agenda he is favoring, or pushing? I don't know about all the other "regular order" type stuff, or what powers the mayor has exactly, on pre-planning some agenda he may have. I'd think the mayor does more than make suggestions…
CoolEdge - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Thankfully that video has a transcript, so I didn't have to watch five minutes of Michelle straining to portray how much she cares. They use tragedies for political points, like the true Alynskyite subversives they have always been. "Never let a crisis go to waste". Obama supported the Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt, they have closer ties to al Qaeda than us, but Obama supported Morsi.…
pimpdaddystyle - Lovelace back in court Monday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe put him on ankle monitor bond, or something. 500,000, 50 grand to apply. Bad deal all around, feel for all involved in this case. Maybe DOT foods would pony up the $
pimpdaddystyle - Masterson fit to stand trial - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I know, I know, you are 100% right. A person would have to be seriously impaired to be deemed unfit for trial, very rare situation.

Most Popular

Quincy School Board selects architects for new school buildings

Police shooting, pursuit in Downtown Hannibal

Lovelace trial delayed until summer

Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

Illinois state senator revamping school funding overhaul

Rauner previews 1st-year priorities: Cut taxes, Medicaid

Benefit performance of Love Letters set for Valentine's Day

Yarbrough, Mahair arrested on meth charges

Illinois property tax levies up $4.8 billion since 2005

2 years, 2 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.

Click here for more.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 1 hour, 35 minutes ago

Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach http://t.co/al3R5HJ1nq
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 2 hours, 7 minutes ago

Bob Sheffield has just resigned as QND basketball coach. More to come on Quincy Journal.
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 4 hours, 32 minutes ago

Strawman: #Hashtag You're It... - The Left's moronic attempt to be somebody... http://t.co/QrdS6hOBHB
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 7 hours, 30 minutes ago