Taxpayers should flex their muscle, pick their punches

Berg: Taxpayers should flex their muscle, pick their punches By Austin Berg | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo It wasn’t exactly the Boston Tea Party, but it took everything short of dumping Diet Coke into Lake Michigan for Cook County residents to force the repeal of an unpopular tax on sweetened beverages. The county’s penny-per-ounce …

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Steve Balich Will County board questions the need for Building permits for maintenance items

  Discussion on Building code begins at 39:56 Seconds Some building permits questioned in Will County Susan DeMar LaffertyContact ReporterDaily Southtown Will County homeowners who need to replace a door, window, siding or roof are required to get a building permit, but county board member Steve Balich, R-Homer Township, wants to change that. Most people …

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Thanks to water rule, feds fine farmer millions for… plowing fields

Thanks to water rule, feds fine farmer millions for… plowing fields Posted on August 15, 2017 by Sam Rolley A California farmer headed to court Tuesday to fight back against around $15 million in government extortion fines. The fines were levied against him in 2012 for plowing a field on his land and “deeply ripping” shallow pools which, …

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