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Policy Analyst:Tax hike without pension reform is an assault on taxpayers

An Illinois public policy analyst believes a tax hike in Belleville to pay for increases in fire and police pensions is unfair to taxpayers.

Petition drive for lowering taxes to be held Saturday; Sheriff and state's attorney say lowering taxes could be 'devastating'

Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is trying to collect 17,000 signatures by May 1 in order to get this question before voters in November: 

Prenzler leading referendum effort to permanently lower Madison County property tax rate

A grassroots petition that Madison County taxpayers began circulating earlier this week seeks to give voters a say on permanently reducing the maximum property tax rate.

Industry association and lawmakers revive work comp talks; Cullerton and Radogno join SIEA for discussion

An industry lobbying group that wants to make Illinois more business-friendly has met with key legislators in an effort to re-open discussion about workers’ compensation reform.