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The Machine Didn’t Prevail in the 5th District Senate Race

The Machine Didn’t Prevail in the 5th District Senate Race

During the last few weeks, it looked as though voters of the 5th state legislative district were torn as to who they wanted to lead them. But on Tuesday, candidate Patricia Van Pelt Watkins held the lead the entire night, with a steady nine percent lead over Sen. Annazette Collins. At 8:52 p.m. the results […]

Agricultural Industry to Reap Significant Savings if Natural Gas Tax is Eliminated

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Agricultural Industry to Reap Significant Savings if Natural Gas Tax is Eliminated

Residents and smaller businesses will not be the only people to save money if the natural gas tax is eliminated. The farming and agricultural industry will reap a significant amount in savings, which makes Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to abolish the natural gas tax practical. During his budget address, Quinn mentioned how his plan to […]

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Advocacy Groups Challenge Gov. Quinn’s Proposal to End Natural Gas Tax

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Advocacy Groups Challenge Gov. Quinn’s Proposal to End Natural Gas Tax

Governor Pat Quinn wants to eliminate the natural gas tax to provide financial relief for some Illinois residents and businesses, but a taxpayer advocacy group charges that consumers using other forms of energy will be left out. “It will be a broad exemption that does not target those who are most in need…if that is […]

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