New Illinois law prohibits excessive accumulation of township reserve funds

New Illinois law prohibits excessive accumulation of township reserve funds By Michael Carroll | Illinois News Network Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A measure signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner caps the amount of taxpayer money that township officials can sock away in numerous local government accounts. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed HB 1896 after …

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Will County officials tell state lawmakers they are ‘tired of their rhetoric’

Will County officials tell state lawmakers they are ‘tired of their rhetoric’ State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, listen to members of the Will County board’s Legislative and Policy Committee Tuesday, who urged state leaders to work together. (Susan DeMar Lafferty/Daily Southtown) Susan DeMar LaffertyContact ReporterDaily Southtown While four Illinois legislators …

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Illinois budget deal penalizes cities that impose sales taxes

Illinois budget deal penalizes cities that impose sales taxes By Michael Carroll | Illinois News Network Aug 30, 2017 Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK A little-discussed provision of the Illinois state budget deal approved this summer is putting a crimp in the budgets of local governments that impose their own sales taxes. A summary of …

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