Creating a balanced budget and a reduced property tax levy in Madison County -- and passing it in committee -- was difficult, but both sides of the political divide made concessions, according to the chairman of the county board.
EDWARDSVILLE – The Madison County Board is looking to immediately fill two key positions, including director of administrative services, where the department head will be entrusted with overseeing a $5 million budget.
A taxpayers' advocate sees a recent decision that increases the minimum number of hours that Madison County employees must work in order to be eligible for pension benefits as a positive move, but one that only "tinkers" with a more profound problem.
More than 200 people attended a public forum held May 27 to advocate for St. Clair County to be picked as the site for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters, a move that Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan called the most sensible decision.
Approximately 127 individuals circulated petitions as numerous county office holders urged you not to sign it. Local government leaders stated public safety would suffer. However, they offered no facts to support their case. Why? It seems no facts support their position.