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Legislator wants to end casino sharing with South Suburbs

April 18, 2018 – 11:22 am | 17 views
Legislator wants to end casino sharing with South Suburbs

State lawmakers are quietly moving forward with crafting new legislation that would greatly expand casino gambling in Illinois — an effort that’s been tried before without success.
A major difference this time is that not only …

Southland mayors and business leaders testify against Prevailing Wage Amendment that will drive business out of south suburbs and Cook County

March 2, 2018 – 6:06 pm | 361 views
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The Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee held public hearings March 1 on two issues essential to the viability to Southland economic development: property tax assessments in light of the Civic Consulting Alliance’s study …

SSMMA’s 2018 Legislative Priorities presented at breakfast in Flossmoor

February 16, 2018 – 3:57 pm | 241 views
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Members of the  45 communities that represent SSMMA spent the morning participating in discussions about our 2018 Legislative Priorities with legislators and hearing about opportunities in Springfield on February 16 at the Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor.  …

Governor presents plan to correct property-tax system flaw

January 19, 2018 – 10:38 am | 283 views
Governor presents plan to correct property-tax system flaw

Gov. Bruce Rauner listened at a south suburban roundtable today as people talked of struggling to hold on to their homes and businesses while paying some of the highest property taxes in the nation, and …

Rep. Robin Kelly, Southland leaders discuss GOP tax plan

January 17, 2018 – 12:30 pm | 203 views

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan 13 to criticize the GOP’s tax overhaul legislation.
“Our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality,” Kelly told a …

Congresswoman Kelly to host town hall on economic dangers of GOP tax bill

January 8, 2018 – 2:53 pm | 270 views
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Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Teach-in Town Hall on the economic dangers and unfairness of the GOP tax bill recently rushed through Congress against the will of the American people. The Town Hall will …

IML develops documents for adopting ordinance/resolution establishing policies to prohibit sexual harassment

November 30, 2017 – 10:59 am | 214 views
IML develops documents for adopting ordinance/resolution establishing policies to prohibit sexual harassment

From the Illinois Municipal League’s website:
Sexual Harassment Prohibition Information
Public Act 100-0554 (the Act) amends the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, including Section 70-5, which pertains to government entities.
The Act mandates all governmental units adopt, …

Why a property tax freeze is a no good, very bad idea for Illinois towns

May 19, 2017 – 9:17 am | 423 views
Why a property tax freeze is a no good, very bad idea for Illinois towns

This spring, Illinois lawmakers are considering proposals to permanently freeze property taxes throughout the state. Not surprisingly, the idea is gaining steam among both Republicans and Democrats.
You may be asking yourself: Why wouldn’t all local …