Illinois Rep. Batinick advances bill to enact property tax freeze

State Representative Mark Batinick   For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Debbie Kraulidis January 9, 2017                                                                                                       (815) 254-0000   Rep. Batinick advances bill to enact property tax freeze   SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House Revenue & Finance Committee today approved legislation filed by State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) to enact a permanent property tax freeze,House …

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State representatives elect the speaker of the House every two years

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan isn’t a typical state representative. It’s his role as speaker of the House that gives him such outsized power. But voters statewide don’t get to pick who holds that position. If they did, they certainly wouldn’t choose Madigan. Nearly two-thirds of registered voters in Illinois disapprove of the speaker, according to recent polling from the …

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Press Release: Hard Numbers, Hard Facts for Karen Stukel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Hard Numbers, Hard Facts for Karen Stukel   When we say that current Will County Recorder of Deeds Karen Stukel is squandering taxpayers’ money with two no-bid software contracts in six years, just how much money are we talking about?   In 2010 Stukel contracted for a new software system from …

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