Gov. Bruce Rauner

Governor’s plan for tax freeze sounds good, but is it good for us?


The commentary below represents the ideas, obserations and opinions of the author.

Homeowners get “sticker shock” every time they get their property tax bills, so Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to freeze property taxes sounds like a great idea, right?

Here’s a warning: Be careful what you wish for. That great idea could force our schools, villages, libraries and park district to reduce programs or see red ink

Rep. Kelly asks Rauner for answers on health care law’s impact on Illinois

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., along with U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and the Democratic members of the Illinois Congressional delegation, have renewed their request for Gov.

Picketers bring state budget concerns for Gov. Rauner

A small group of protesters brought a very strong message to the corner of Flossmoor Road and Kedzie Avenue Friday afternoon on the occasion of Gov. Bruce Rauner's visit to Homewood-Flossmoor High School: Pass a state budget.

Gov. Rauner applauds outstanding H-F High School arts programs

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner got a first-hand look at Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s outstanding arts programs on Friday. At every stop on his visit he cheered “Go Vikings!” and gave congratulations to students and teachers for their outstanding work.

House Speaker Michael Madigan: House would have overridden governor's veto if all 71 Democrats were present

House Speaker Michael J. Madigan on Tuesday released a statement regarding the House override vote of the governor's veto of Senate Bill 1229.

Homewood joins other municipalities in opposing proposed cuts to state funding

Homewood trustees approved a resolution Tuesday, March 10, expressing opposition to Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to cut state funding to municipalities by 50 percent.

The resolution states, "The Village of Homewood urges the governor and the General Assembly to protect full funding of the Local Government Distributive Fund and other revenue sources that allow local governments to provide for the health, safety and general welfare of their residents."

Governor's proposed budget would cost Homewood $900,000 per year

Homewood stands to lose about $900,000 from its annual Local Government Distributive Fund allocation if Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget is implemented as-is.

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