Many candidates running for office in Illinois, including Paul Jacobs, understand the issue of high property taxes, but sometimes it seems like runaway taxes are such an emergency for the public budget that it crowds out almost all of the other issues.
Paul Jacobs, the Pomona Republican who is running against Bryant in the GOP primary in the 115th District, said he can see the handwriting on the wall in terms of how legislators plan to deal all the abuses in the taxpayer funded Medicaid system by again raising taxes.
Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) showed grave concern at the recent joint Illinois House-Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing regarding the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Paul Jacobs is convinced there can be only one explanation for how lawmakers in Springfield could allow things to deteriorate so deeply that a new IRS study concludes more than 86,000 people recently fled Illinois at a cost of nearly $5 billion in adjusted gross income in just over a year.
Dr. Paul Jacobs, who is running against incumbent Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) in the March primary, has made his campaign official, formally filing petitions to run, according to a press release from the candidate.
If you listen to Illinois voters, you’ll hear many talking about establishment politics and how a calcified system makes people cynical, and as a result, some candidates for state legislative seats are trying to change the culture in Springfield.
During an almost five-hour-long House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) discussed discipline and dollars regarding both the Department of Corrections (DOC) and Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
The state of Illinois is advancing a plan aimed at paying down its nearly $17 billion in unpaid debt by prioritizing those bills eligible for federal matching funds, state Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) said in a recent 8 Facebook post.
One lucky woman left the annual Pinckneyville Mardi Gras parade with a winning ticket worth more than $19,000 from this year’s 50/50 drawing, according to the Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce website.
Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity (JUCHabitat) recently marked the completion of its 31st home in the community, a testament to the hard work of volunteers and generosity of donors, according to a press release from the group.