Archive For The “Taxes” Category

Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

Social Security to increase slightly over 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more…

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg Goslin, John Fritchey, and Sean M. Morrison will submit a bi-partisan amendment to require that…

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Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax

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Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax

Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax Orland Park’s village board majority is preparing to increase taxes on its residents, both a property tax hike and a massive tax on local restaurants that the village officials defend by asserting that “it won’t just impact Orland Park residents. It will impact everyone.” That’s what they said when…

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Speaker Madigan, Clerk candidate Yarbrough to keynote Arab American Forum

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Speaker Madigan, Clerk candidate Yarbrough to keynote Arab American Forum

Speaker Madigan, Clerk candidate Yarbrough to keynote Arab American Forum The Arab American Democratic Club (AADC) announced this week that Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and Karen Yarbrough, the current Cook County Recorder of Deeds and now the official Democratic candidate for Cook County Clerk, will be keynote speakers at the annual Candidate’s Brunch…

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Kaegi Vows to Fix Broken Property Tax System

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Kaegi Vows to Fix Broken Property Tax System

Kaegi Vows to Fix Broken Property Tax System Cook County assessor hopeful Fritz Kaegi, who bested incumbent Joseph Berrios in the Democratic primary, pledged to attendees of an Illinois Campaign for Political Reform event that the obscure yet critical office will be more transparent and accountable under his watch. “You don’t need me to tell…

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

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31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes

31,000 Cook County seniors could qualify for lower property taxes County Treasurer Maria Pappas: 31,000 senior citizens could apply for money-saving Cook County property tax exemptions As many as 31,000 senior citizens could save hundreds of dollars immediately on their property tax bills due August 1 by applying for exemptions they previously received, Cook County…

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Preckwinkle rumored to be mulling soda tax revival

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Preckwinkle rumored to be mulling soda tax revival

Preckwinkle rumored to be mulling soda tax revival Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took office with a promising future as an elected official concerned about all of the taxpayers. Instead, she broke her key campaign promises, accused critics of being “too personal,” and is trying to punish critics of her political hypocrisy, including taxpayer…

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used the confusing…

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money Palos Township will be hosting a Citizens Utility Board (CUB) event on May 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A free mini breakfast with coffee, juice and donuts will be offered to attendees, donated by Palos Township Trustee Sharon Branigan. Branigan,…

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, House Democrats and advocates for the middle class are calling out Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans for refusing to consider fair tax reform that would provide relief for the middle class while making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair…

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DuPage County to dissolve North Westmont Fire Protection District

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DuPage County to dissolve North Westmont Fire Protection District

DuPage County to dissolve North Westmont Fire Protection District The DuPage County Board voted unanimously Tuesday to initiate a process to dissolve the North Westmont Fire Protection District. When dissolution is complete, the North Westmont Fire District will be the fifth unit of local government DuPage County dissolved. The action eliminates the district’s annual tax…

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Pappas: 39,100 Property Owners Must Pay Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale

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Pappas: 39,100 Property Owners Must Pay Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale

Pappas: 39,100 Property Owners Must Pay Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Sale Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, one of the most popular elected officials in the State of Illinois, cautioned Thursday there is a large list of property owners in Cook County whose properties could be sold for delinquent taxes. Pappas said that nearly half, or…

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