A state appellate panel has struck down an Illinois law providing tax exemptions to hospitals, saying lawmakers erred under the state constitution in believing hospitals should be able to avoid paying property taxes because they may provide enough benefits to their communities to offset the millions of dollars in tax revenue lost to cities, counties, school districts and other local property tax-collecting entities. On Jan. 5, a three-justice panel of the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Cour
Haine (at the podium) and Hoffman (left) call the UTC project "too risky" during a press conference last month. Kern is at center. State legislators from the Metro-East are criticizing promoters of a large-scale retail project in Glen Carbon saying their "cynical 'jobs' drumbeat" is "an attempt to exploit the anxiety and fear" of the area's suffering workforce.
We all have our jobs to do, but sometimes those jobs put us in opposition to each other. Feelings get hurt, differences harden, and compromise becomes near impossible.
Holbrook Communities surrounding the proposed University Town Center (UTC) development in Glen Carbon could lose more than $400 million in annual retail sales, according to a new economic impact study.
Clayborne SPRINGFIELD – Senate Majority Leader James Clayborne of Belleville can't gather a majority behind state sponsorship of a tourist attraction and mall at Glen Carbon.
Holbrook Citizen action groups are lining up against legislation that would divert state sales tax revenue to support development of a giant retail and recreation project at the crossroads of Interstate 255 and 270 in Madison County.
Holbrook The Southwestern Illinois Council of Mayors is telling state legislators to vote against a bill that would funnel sales tax to developers of a 900-acre retail project in Glen Carbon.
An attorney for S.C. Johnson and Sons Inc. has asked the Madison County court to release funds the company says it is owed from the settlement of its claims in the divorce of an Edwardsville couple.
Eckert A group of Metro-East mayors will be calling on state law makers to reject legislation that would funnel state sales tax to developers of a 900-acre retail development in Glen Carbon.
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul," said Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Holbrook When state lawmakers return to Springfield next year, they will likely take up a controversial sales tax and revenue (STAR) bonds bill that failed to gain enough support in veto session last week.
SPRINGFIELD - Legislative leaders yanked a giant Glen Carbon tourist attraction from center stage at their veto session and whisked it behind their curtain.
John Costello, son of U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Belleville), has a plan for the economic recovery of the Metro East – one that's guaranteed to put money in his pockets and the pockets of his friends.
Lakin A Maryville man has filed a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, alleging the store violated its own policy when it did not refund him the total amount of money he paid for one of its products.
In the year-and-a-half that Armettia Peach owned 9 Briarcliff Dr. in Granite City, she never paid a penny for property tax.