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Taxpayers United of America says Madigan likely won't step down despite petition

Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2017, 12:38am

SPRINGFIELD (Madison - St. Clair Record) – The number of signatures is growing on a petition urging Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to step down but Taxpayers United of America's executive director says he's very realistic about the chances Madigan will do that.

More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

Dawn Geske Oct. 19, 2016, 1:06pm

More protests are being planned by Illinois taxpayers seeking some relief for the steep property taxes that are being faced with in the state.

The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught us

The Madison County Record Jul. 19, 2016, 10:32am

More than 100,000 Illinoisans have graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during its nearly 60 years of operation.

Report: Union employee funding practice costs taxpayers

Carrie Salls Jul. 14, 2016, 1:29pm

CHICAGO – A recent report reveals the legal practice of “official time,” under which government agencies pay staff on a full-time basis to work for a labor union rather than for taxpayers, comes with a hefty price tag.

Two SIU retirees among top 400 pensioners in the state, report says

Karen Kidd Jul. 8, 2016, 9:42am

Two Edwardsville pensioners, whose combined annual pension is almost $476,000, made the top 400 in Tax Payers United of America's 10th Annual Report of Illinois State Pensions.