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County board candidate says voters in west Belleville district are fed up with high property taxes

By Ann Maher | Oct 12, 2018

If there's one concern common among voters in St. Clair County Board District 8 it's high property taxes, according to Republican candidate Deborah Brennan.

AFSCME funnels union dues to Mike Madigan

By Mailee Smith, Illinois Policy Institute | Oct 2, 2018

State records show AFSCME Council 31 funnels membership dues into its political action committee, which just gave a record-breaking $767,800 donation to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.

Illinois’ economy shed 5,200 jobs in August, the first drop in 2018

By Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, and Suman Chattopadhyay, Illinois Policy Institute | Sep 25, 2018

Illinois experienced net job losses in August, while the rest of the nation saw continued growth on average.

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