Local Government

What to do about property taxes? Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks a task force to figure it out

Written by Jamie Munks for the Chicago Tribune on 8/2/2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photo credit to Terrence Antonio James, photographer for the Chicago Tribune. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Friday creating a task force to make recommendations on ways to alleviate the rising property tax burden on Illinois homeowners.…

Editorial: To declutter Illinois and save dollars, eliminate townships

Original article written by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board for the Chicago Tribune on June 17th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photography credit to John J. Kim, Staff Photographer for the Chicago Tribune.  How many units of government do you think there are in Illinois? Two thousand? Five thousand? Try 6,963.…

Illinois Senate passes bill barring pension double-dipping for local politicians

Original story written for the Illinois Policy Institute by Joe Barnas, published May 1st, 2019. Link to the original article may be found HERE Local elected leaders will not be paid public salaries while collecting public pensions if a bill approved by the Illinois Senate becomes law. Senate Bill 1236, introduced by Illinois Senate Assistant…

Fair Tax vs. Jobs Tax

UPDATE 4/23/2019: Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has filed SJRCA0001 which should be voted upon sometime in the next few weeks in the Senate.  Thank you and please reach out anytime.   Friends, I wanted to take a moment to quickly address some of the messaging you may have been seeing around the Governor’s proposed…

Tax Relief

Hello friends, this is Jonathan Carroll, State Representative to Illinois’ 57th District. Thank you for visiting my blog. In my latest email update, sent earlier today, I promised you a further explanation of my recent State and Local Tax Deduction bill, House Bill 4237. This legislation is quickly gaining bipartisan support, with both Republicans and…

March for Our Lives Panel

Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m State Representative Jonathan Carroll of Illinois’ 57th District. For those who were not able to catch it, I was invited to take part in a panel discussion on ABC 7’s Windy City Live yesterday afternoon. Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini hosted the town hall style discussion, but the audience…
Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?

Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?

Featured article “Lester: Is Illinois GOP uniting in opposition to Rauner, abortion?” via DailyHerald.com by Kerry Lester State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton says the state Republican party, criticized in recent months for its internal squabbles, is banding together in opposition to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval of an abortion funding measure last month. “Certainly, the…
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Special Ed Teacher Replaces Resigned Rep Elaine Nekritz

Succeeding Nekritz as 57th District state rep, Northbrook resident and small business owner Jonathan Carroll took office this month. Featured article via Patch.com by Jonah Meadows “NORTHBROOK, IL — Northbrook resident and business owner Jonathan Carroll was selected by local officials and sworn in as state representative earlier this month, succeeding retiring Rep. Elaine Nekritz. He…
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