The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this weak overturning a decades-old decision allowing unions to charge non-members for lobbying seems to belong a world away, ideologically, from the one in 1977 that said such fees were constitutional.
The Illinois Auditor General's office has released its financial audit of the Regional Office of Education No. 17 (ROE) for DeWitt, Livingston, Logan and McLean counties for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
When the Normal Town Council held a public hearing Dec. 4 to consider raising city property taxes by 6 percent, only about 10 people showed up to oppose the action, according to meeting coverage on WGLT 89.1 FM’s website.
In a 2017 postscript to the ongoing battle over the state’s property taxes, the Normal Town Council voted unanimously Dec. 4 to raise the city’s property tax levy to $13 million annually, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.