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If Chicago Would Vote for Commie Karen Lewis, They Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote at All

July 15, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Children, Communism, Constitution, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Elections, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Pensions, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Rham Emanuel, Socialism, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Toni Preckwinkle, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll of likely Chicago voters seems to find that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in bad shape for his re-election coming up next year. The poll shows that two other candidates are far and away more popular than the incumbent mayor. One of those two is Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, a woman who is nearly an out and proud communist. But, if Chicagoans would vote for Lewis, they don’t deserve the vote at all.

This new Chicago Sun-Times poll shows Emanuel losing–and badly–to two other possible mayoral candidates in next year’s election. The biggest disparity is that between the mayor and Current Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She really slams Emanuel beating him 55 percent to 31 percent in the poll.

Preckwinkle has made no moves at all to run against Emanuel and insists she won’t. Still, rumors abound that she will throw her hat in the ring, anyway.

To be honest, it really is no surprise that Emanuel is finding low favorables in polling this far out from the election. Mayor Emanuel has failed in many respects as Chicago’s mayor. He has done nothing at all to address the mounting pension crisis, spending is still skyrocketing, he’s solved none of the mess that previous mayor Richie Daley left him, and worse of all violence in the city has soared to never before seen rates of blood shed.
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A Note About Morrison’s Bid for Cook County Board of Review

October 7, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


A Note About Morrison’s Bid for Cook County Board of Review

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last cycle this website did not support Mr. Morrison for the first district seat on the Cook County Board of Review. There was a big reason for this. Morrison was a heavy supporter, donor and voter for Democrats prior to suddenly launching his campaign as a Republican.

Morrison gave a lot of money to Democrats, voted as a Democrat, and supported them where he lived in Chicago’s 19th Ward (See Morrison’s campaign donation and voting history here). This made me very, very wary that he was merely a Democrat plant attempting to steal away a GOP seat. It looked like a typical, left-wing, dirty trick that we are so used to seeing from unprincipled Democrats.

Morrison, however, denies he is a Democrat. He says he supported Democrats and voted Democrat in the 19th Ward because there weren’t any viable Republicans in his area to help support his business interests.
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Sean M. Morrison Announces Candidacy for the Cook County Board of Review

October 6, 2011 | Filed Under Cook County Board, Elections, GOP, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Sean M. Morrison Announces Candidacy for the Cook County Board of Review

From the campaign of Sean M. Morrison for Cook County Board of Review…

Cook County, IL—Fed up with excessive property taxes? Palos Park businessman Sean Morrison is, and today he announced that he intends to seek the Republican nomination for Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review, 1st District. The 1st District encompasses nearly five-hundred square miles of Cook County and includes over 1.7 million residents.

Morrison ran for Commissioner in 2010. Despite entering the race late, Morrison nearly defeated current Commissioner Dan Patlak. Morrison has decided to seek the office again as Patlak has failed to live up to any of the promises he made during his campaign. Morrison stated “Patlak’s time in office has been much more Democratic than Republican—he is constantly yielding to the Democratic agenda and forgetting about taxpayer concerns.”
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Cook County: Incompetent Stroger Appointee Fired Over Million$ in Tax Discrepancies

October 6, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Illinois, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County: Incompetent Stroger Appointee Fired Over Million$ in Tax Discrepancies

-By Warner Todd Huston

I did not vote for Toni Preckwinkle to become the Cook County Board President, but I have to say she has made a few tough decisions that one would not expect from a common Chicago Machine Democrat. In another one of those good moves, Preckwinkle sacked the Cook County Comptroller for her incompetent work with accounting for the county’s tax revenue among other failures.

Cook County Comptroller, Constance Kravitz, was another one of those oh, so wonderful appointees of the dismal Todd Stroger, the previous failure that sat in Preckwinkle’s chair. Kravitz was struggling to make ends meet at $165,000 tax dollars annually, so I can see why it was so hard for her to get her facts straight at work. It’s a lot of pressure to be living at such subsistence pay, you know?

Kravitz was at two strikes before Preckwikle lowered the boom. Not only had Kravitz badly bungled the accounting of tax revenue, being off by a whopping $90 million, but her reports detailing which county employees had taken their furlough days and which hadn’t were a complete mess.
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Cook County Board: Fall News and Updates‏

October 6, 2011 | Filed Under Cook County, Cook County Board, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Board: Fall News and Updates‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Update from the Board Room

At the September 7, 2011 Cook County Board meeting, the Cook County Board voted that the Cook County Sheriff shall not cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “detainers” placed on undocumented immigrants at the Cook County jail. Commissioner Schneider opposed the ordinance, to read more about his vote and position on this issue click here to read the Daily Herald Editorial.

Property Tax Information

By now, you should have or received your second installment 2010 property tax bill, due November 1, 2011. The Assessor and Commissioner Schneider urge you to make sure you are receiving all of your exemptions. The Assessor’s office did not receive 55,000 applications from senior citizens to receive the Senior Property Tax Exemption; if you did not apply for the Senior exemption, you will not see the savings on your property tax bill.
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Confirm Your Property Tax Exemptions‏

October 2, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County Board, Illinois, Property Taxes, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Confirm Your Property Tax Exemptions‏

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak…

Within the next week, the Cook County Treasurer will be mailing you the second installment of your 2010 tax bills. The time period to appeal your 2010 assessment at the Assessor’s office or at the Board of Review has already expired. However, you should make sure that this bill includes the Exemptions to which you may be entitled. The most common Exemption is called the Homeowner Exemption. You must have lived in your home as of January 1st 2010 to qualify. To qualify for the Senior Exemption (which must be renewed each year) you must have lived in your home as of January 1, 2010 and you or another owner of the home must have been at least sixty-five years old during 2010. To see if you received these exemptions, look at the right side of the bill a little more than half way down where the exemptions are listed. Then look farther to the right to see what the dollar amount is that corresponds with the respective exemption. If the dollar amount is $0.00 and you think you qualify for the exemption, then you should bring your tax bill to the nearest Assessor’s satellite office located at each of the five Cook County Courthouses (except Maywood which is closed). Bring proof of your residency and age and they will issue you a new tax bill that reflects the discount for the exemption(s).
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Cook Commissioners Refuse to Take Furlough Days?

September 22, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Constitution, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook Commissioners Refuse to Take Furlough Days?

-By Warner Todd Huston

News today had it that two Cook County Commissioners have refused to take the agreed upon furlough days as required by the 2011 budget, days meant to save the county money. Both William Beavers and Earlene Collins have both refused to take the 10 days off.

Collins claimed on Chicago’s WLS AM 89 radio that she shouldn’t have to suffer the indignities of the cut in salary that the days off would mean. She says her base pay has never risen since she was first elected to office and that she has already cut out much of her office allowances and other staffing funds so she should not have to take a cut in pay, too.

In fact, claims Collins, she’s already made cuts that amount to more than the some $9,000 that her 10 day furlough would add up to.
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Cook County Board: Upcoming Events

September 17, 2011 | Filed Under Cook County, Cook County Board, Illinois, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Board: Upcoming Events

From the office of Timothy O Schneider, Cook County Board…

Property Taxes

The Cook county Board of Review has launched a new web page that allows Cook County homeowners to appeal their property tax assessments online. Residents can visit the new site by clicking here.

Please note that you can only file an appeal when your township is open for appeal. You can see when your township opens for appeal by clicking here.
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Cook County President Preckwinkle Townhall Meeting

August 23, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Government, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Taxes, Toni Preckwinkle, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County President Preckwinkle Townhall Meeting

From the office of Timothy O. Schneider, Cook County Commissioner…

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will be holding an online Town hall on August 23, 2011 at 7:15 p.m. The town hall will give the residents of Cook County a chance to “Tell Toni” their ideas on the Cook County Budget and engage directly with the President and her office on the important financial decisions that will be made in the coming weeks and months.

To lean more about this unique opportunity to learn more about what Cook County is doing for you, visit the online events page.

Residents throughout the County can participate in the Town Hall Meeting in a variety of ways:
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Dan Patlak Cook County Board Of Review Summer Update‏

August 12, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Dan Patlak, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Ill. County, Illinois, Liberals, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Dan Patlak Cook County Board Of Review Summer Update‏

Our last update was in April, so I thought it wise to provide you another report on our progress and activities at the Board of Review since that time.

On August 1st the Board of Review concluded its 2010 tax year appeals, finishing two months earlier than last year. We did this despite adjudicating the second highest volume of property index numbers (387,000) in Board history. In addition, the Board had two new staffs of analysts, my own and Commissioner Cabonargi’s who were hired after his appointment in February.

I continue to fulfill my campaign pledge to be a full time commissioner, working every day side by side with my personal staff as well as the other staffs at the Board. In line with our plans for instituting a continuing education program at the Board, forty-two analysts attended a two and a half day class on residential assessments August second through fourth conducted by the Illinois Department of Revenue. Several analysts on my staff plan to take additional classes to receive their Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation.
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Cook County Commish Tim Schneider: Time for a canoe ride‏

August 10, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Illinois State Government, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Commish Tim Schneider: Time for a canoe ride‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O Schneider…

Canoe On Busse Lake

Saturday August 27 from 10am – 1pm the Friends of Busse Woods will be hosting a canoeing outing within Busse Lake. This event is open to anybody who would like to participate. The canoes can be rented from the Boat Rental Facility within Busse Woods and are $30 for the day. The route will take canoers north of Higgins Rd into the nature preserve where multiple types of birds including cormorants and great blue herons can be seen. You are welcome to show up the day of, but if you are planning on coming please RSVP.

RSVP to bussewoodsvolunteer@gmail.com.

Visit their website to learn more http://www.bussewoods.net/

Brookfield Zoo

On August 19th, join the Brookfield Zoo staff for A Night in the Wild. Take a ride on the motor safari, and then enjoy dinner under the stars. Learn more here.
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Cook County Commissioner Summer Fun Update

June 5, 2011 | Filed Under Cook County Board, GOP, Illinois, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Commissioner Summer Fun Update

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider

Fishing Fun

Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider’s Fishing Derby

Sunday June 12, 2011 from 9am – Noon at Busse Woods Grove 25

Celebrate a summer day fishing at Busse Woods, a Cook County forest preserve, with some of your friends and family. Bring your fishing gear and fish for fantastic prizes! No fishing license needed during Illinois Free Fishing days!
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Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider: Summer Fun

May 15, 2011 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County Board, Entertainment, GOP, Government, Illinois, Republicans, Sports, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider: Summer Fun

From the office of Tim O. Schneider, Cook County Commissioner, 15th District…

Forest Preserve Info

Did you know that the Cook County Forest Preserve has launched a brand new website? Just in time for some great outdoor activities, take a look at their new website and let me know what you think. http://fpdcc.com/

Forest Preserve Golf offers something for every golfer. Beautifully well-maintained courses in a natural setting – no houses, no cars, no distractions – just golf. With ten courses, four driving ranges, and a miniature golf course, you are sure to find a place to call your home course. Click here to learn more about our golf courses.
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Cook County Board: Where a Politician Refuses to Say Something Like a Normal Person… Again

April 27, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Illinois, Liberals, Taxes, Toni Preckwinkle, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Board: Where a Politician Refuses to Say Something Like a Normal Person… Again

-By Warner Todd Huston

You gotta hand it to new Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Not only has she risen above her goofy name and won a highly important political position, but she’s achieved the art of almost saying something that she means.

Of course there’s another thing you have to hand to her. For a Democrat she’s been doing a fair bit of cutting of the Cook County budget. She could do far more, of course, but at least she’s doing something.

Anyway, back to the “almost saying something she means” thingie…
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Cook County Property Tax Appeal Seminar

April 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Economy/Finances, Illinois, Property Taxes, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Property Tax Appeal Seminar

Seminar includes a presentation by Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak followed by an opportunity to file an appeal.

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011 – 6:00 PM

Where: Hanover Township Senior Center 240 South Route 59 Bartlett, IL 60103

Sponsored by:

Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider
Hanover Township Assessor Thomas S. Smogolski

Please make sure you bring your Property Identification Number (PIN) with you to the forum.

For additional information, please call (312) 603-3644


Liberty Leader Watchdogs Find Excessive Government Compensation‏

March 25, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Liberty Leader Watchdogs Find Excessive Government Compensation‏

From the Illinois Policy Institute

Using FOIA to Discover Extreme Executive Compensation
Ever wonder what’s in the compensation packages of the top government administrative officials in your hometown?

If you look, you are likely to find bonuses, sick pay, car stipends, gym memberships, multiple pension plans, housing assistance, and much more.

Liberty Leaders Craig Mijares and Nancy Thorner have been digging up details and are taxpayer heroes for getting information out to the public on excessive executive compensation of public officials in their hometowns. Learn to be a taxpayer watchdog, too, by reading how Craig and Nancy discovered shocking levels of executive compensation in their own backyards. Read more here.
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Former State Senator Quits Illinois, Moves to Texas

March 22, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Conservatives, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Former State Senator Quits Illinois, Moves to Texas

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Wilmette Beacon published a very startling article that reveals so much of what is wrong with the state of Illinois. Roger Keats, a former state senator and a recent candidate for Cook County Board President has announced that he is leaving the state and moving to Texas.

Keats has a long history of fighting corruption in Cook County, but he’s realized that there is no longer any political will to continue that fight in the state of Illinois. It is hopelessly corrupt and Roger Keats feels he’s done his duty, but that duty is finished.

The full text of the Keats’ letter was published in Illinois Review:

GOOD BYE AND GOOD LUCK

As we leave Illinois for good, I wanted to say goodbye to my friends and wish all of you well. I am a lifelong son of the heartland and proud of it. After 60 years, I leave Illinois with a heavy heart. BUT enough is enough! The leaders of Illinois refuse to see we can’t continue going in the direction we are and expect people who have options to stay here. I remember when Illinois had 25 congressmen. In 2012 we will have 18. Compared to the rest of the country we have lost 1/3rd of our population. Don’t blame the weather, because I love 4 seasons.
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Cook County Board: It is almost Spring‏

March 17, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Cook County Board, Economy/Finances, GOP, Government, Illinois, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Board: It is almost Spring‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O Schneider…

Forest Preserve – The Chicago Conservation Leadership Corps

This program for high school students is the result of a great partnership between Friends and The Student Conservation Association. In the program’s inaugural year of 2009, we received more than 600 applications and awarded 56 internships.

The internship is a 6-week program that includes a stipend. Students learn about local ecology and get their hands dirty working on conservation projects. See below to download the application and fact sheet. Applicants should have an interest in conservation and doing physically active work outdoors. Click here to apply.
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Cook County Board Of Review Progress Report‏

March 4, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Cook County, Cook County Board, Dan Patlak, GOP, Government, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Board Of Review Progress Report‏

From the office of Dan Patlak, Cook County Board of Review…

It has been two months since my swearing in on December 6th and I thought it would be appropriate to reach out to give you a progress report.

Following our victory in November, our first order of business was to assemble a staff that would have as its main focus, serving the needs of the residents of the 1st Board of Review District as well as all residents of Cook County. We have assembled a team capable of serving resident needs by bringing on board individuals with a variety of backgrounds, experience and education. Among our new hires is a former Township Assessor and Board of Review analyst, a certified residential appraiser, two law school graduates, a former County Commissioner, three MBA’s with strong business backgrounds and a CPA. We also have several individuals with strong technology backgrounds. Among our group, we have individuals who are fluent in Spanish, French, German, Greek, Polish, Hindi, Punjabi and Arabic to support the diverse needs of our taxpayer population.

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Senior Tax Exemptions‏

February 26, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, GOP, Government, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Senior Tax Exemptions‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Cook County Assessor’s Office News

A new Illinois law requires that seniors re-apply for the Senior Citizen Exemption. The Assessor’s office mailed out nearly 300,000 applications containing both the Senior Citizen and Senior Freeze Exemptions to taxpayers who received a senior exemption last year.

The Senior Citizen Exemption provides tax relief by reducing the equalized assessed valuation of an eligible residence. This savings is in the form of a deduction on the second-installment property tax bill. Seniors receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption automatically qualify for the Homeowner Exemption, and do not have to apply for it separately.

Make sure you pass this information along to any Senior Citizen you know in Cook County. Click here to read more.
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Cook County Property Tax Information‏

February 6, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County Board, GOP, Government, Illinois, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Cook County Property Tax Information‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

2011 Forest Preserve Calendars

Still looking for a 2011 calendar? We have free calendars provided by the Cook County Forest Preserve available at our district office. Call our district office for a calendar (847) 640-1632

Hanover Township Property Tax Reassessments

Hanover township reassessment notices where mailed out on January 10, 2011. Reassessment notices contain proposed values that will be reflected on second-installment tax bills, which will be due in the fall of 2011. However, the time to file appeals on these proposed assessments is now. The deadline to file appeals for properties located in Hanover Township is February 10, 2011.
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Board of Review Opens Six Townships for Appeal

January 10, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County, Cook County Board, Dan Patlak, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Law, Property Rights, Property Taxes, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Board of Review Opens Six Townships for Appeal

From the Office of Commissioner Dan Patlak…

CHICAGO— The Cook County Board of Review has announced dates for filing assessment appeal complaints for property owners in Barrington, Berwyn, Bremen, Calumet, Lakeview, and Evanston Townships. The filing dates for property assessment appeals begin on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and will end on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

Property owners may appeal their assessments to the Board if they believe that their assessment is too high. A lawyer is not required to file an appeal on behalf of a residential property owner.

Anyone interested in receiving an assessment appeal complaint form can call the Cook County Board of Review at 312-603-5542. Appeal complaint forms can also be picked up in person at the Board, 118 N. Clark in Chicago or printed from our website at www.CookCountyBoardofReview.com.
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Happy Holidays And Other News

December 23, 2010 | Filed Under Chicago, Cook County Board, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Holidays And Other News

From the Office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider…

Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider sworn in December 6, 2010

On Monday, December 6th, 2010, Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider took the oath of office for his second term on the Cook County Board.

Over the next four years, Commissioner Schneider will continue to fight to reduce the size of county government. He will work to make sure Cook County is run like a business. A top priority of Commissioner Schneider’s is to continue to fight to repeal the remaining 0.5% of the sales tax.
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The Village of Palatine Passes Its Own Cap and Trade Ordinance – Part 1

December 20, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Cap and Trade, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Environment, Government, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Regulation, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Village of Palatine Passes Its Own Cap and Trade Ordinance – Part 1

From the Palatine Tea Party

(Palatine, Illinois) – The Palatine Village Council is following in the footsteps of the Obama Administration moving his progressive agenda forward at the local level. At the Village Council Meeting on December 13, 2010 the village unanimously passed its own version of Cap and Trade Ordinance without the “trade”. This would generate an additional $900,000 to offset the Village of Palatine’s 2011 budget shortfall.

2011 Electric Utility Tax

* Electric Utility Tax – Tax based upon consumption of electricity. The taxes are collected by the utility company and remitted to the Village. Those using less electricity will pay less. This is projected to raise $900,000. Village officials see an electricity tax as a stable source of revenue even in poor economic climates.1
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Democrat Hires Entire Family to Run Town of 200 Residents (Media Forgets to Mention He’s a Democrat)

November 22, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Democrat Hires Entire Family to Run Town of 200 Residents (Media Forgets to Mention He’s a Democrat)

-By Warner Todd Huston

Newly elected Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski is leaving the office of mayor of the Village of McCook, Illinois. Now, a few weeks after the election, the Chicago Sun-Times reports that he and his father before him have filled village government with relatives from top to bottom raking in a combined $350,000 in yearly salary (not including benefits), tax money elicited from a tiny village of only 200 some residents.

Naturally, in another installment of the “name that party” game, the Chicago Sun-Times seemed to somehow forget to mention in its coverage of this outrageous nepotism that Tobolski is yet another corrupt Democrat who is only in government for personal enrichment and to dole out goodies, high paying jobs, and pension benefits to his relatives.

Also just as naturally, the Chicago Sun-Times somehow forget to release this story before the recent election. Obviously the Times didn’t want to hurt the election chances of this Democrat on Nov. 2.
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County Gov’t Update: Property Tax Info and More

November 21, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Cook County Board, Economy/Finances, GOP, Illinois, Property Taxes, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


County Gov’t Update: Property Tax Info and More

From the office of Timothy O. Schneider, Cook County Commissioner…

Property Tax Information

Residents should have received their 2009 2nd installment property tax bills last week. The property tax bills are due December 13, 2010. Many people in the Northwest suburbs noticed an increase in their property tax bill this year. The Illinois Department of Revenue set a record high multiplier of 3.3701 to bring assessment in line with the rest of the state, up more than 13 percent from last year. When the General Assembly extended the 7 percent homeowners exemption the amount of the exemption decreased from $26,000 to $20,000.

It is important to remember that Cook County has not raised its property tax levy for 16 years. In addition, please note your property tax bill is now itemized, detailing exactly where your tax dollars are being spent (school district, municipality, township, county, ect.).
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Congressman Roskam Commemorates Veterans Day From Korea

November 16, 2010 | Filed Under Congress, Cook County Board, DuPage County, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Korean War, Peter Roskam, Republicans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Congressman Roskam Commemorates Veterans Day From Korea

From Congressman Peter Roskam…

Joins His father, a Korean War Veteran, At President Obama’s Remarks to Troops at Yongsan Garrison

SEOUL, Korea, Nov 11 – Congressman Peter Roskam issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:

“It is a privilege to be in Korea today with my father on the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War – a war which he fought bravely in to preserve freedom and halt the advance of Communism. My father, V.R. Roskam, has received an outpouring of thanks and appreciation from Koreans everywhere we’ve visited the last week. It’s a powerful lesson: the sacrifices our men and women in the Armed Forces have made to preserve freedom in almost every corner of the globe, even decades later, are not forgotten. The bustling capital city of Seoul, home to 12 million people, is testament to the generations of Americans who have helped ensure the existence of whole nations of free people.
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Dan Patlak’s Second Radio Spot Released‏

October 29, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Congress, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Dan Patlak’s Second Radio Spot Released‏

From the Patlak for Cook County Board of Review campaign (suburban Cook County)…

On Tuesday we released our second radio commercial which highlights the fact that Commissioner Brendan Houlihan has worked full time at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for his entire term in office and rarely appears at the Board of Review while collecting approximately $500,000 in salary and benefits in the past four years from county taxpayers. Taxpayers have a right to ask whether this abrogation of responsibility by Mr. Houlihan contributed to:

1. The record delay in issuing tax bills which will now arrive after the election and right before Thanksgiving.
2. His failure to fulfill his campaign promise to provide on-line appeals (for which he was roundly criticized by the Tribune Editorial Board).
3. Whether he could have prevented the scandal involving manipulation of Board decisions on behalf of contributors to a Schaumburg area Democratic state representative.

Dan has pledged to work full-time as a commissioner at the Board of Review and will resign his part-time position as Wheeling Township Assessor.

Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested in how one of our Cook County elected officials has been performing his duties over the past four years.

http://www.electpatlak.com
http://www.twitter.com/DanPatlak
http://www.facebook.com/DanPatlak


Watch Our New Ad: Re-elect Tony Peraica

October 26, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Cook County Board, Economy/Finances, Elections, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Republicans, Taxes, Tony Peraica, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Watch Our New Ad: Re-elect Tony Peraica

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica…

Last Chance to Vote Early Ends Thursday

Please click here to watch our new ad and remember to vote early or on November 2.

Early Voting and Vote by Mail end this Thursday, October 28. That’s right — there are only a few days left to avoid the long lines. Vote at your convenience by voting early at a number of locations throughout Cook County until Thursday, October 28.
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Patlak for Cook County Board of Review: We Are On The Air‏

October 22, 2010 | Filed Under Budget, Cook County, Cook County Board, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Elections, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Patlak for Cook County Board of Review: We Are On The Air‏

From the Patlak for Cook County Board of Review campaign…

Our campaign to bring professional competence and political balance to the Board of Review is firing on all cylinders. Today we unveil our radio spot which uses a Halloween theme to call out the Chicago Democrat Machine for preventing tax bills from coming out until after the election.

We have distributed our distinctive blue and gold yard signs throughout the district. If you don’t have one yet, click here to order a sign today. We still have large 4×4 signs for placement at heavily trafficked locations. Let us know if you can provide such a location.
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