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State Rep. McDermed announces retirement

by Staff Report News, Local Government, Community

State Rep. Margo McDermed announced through a press release July 10 that she would not be seeking reelection in November 2020.

“If I were to win reelection next year, I would turn 70 years old shortly after being sworn...

Area legislators oppose State income tax proposal at town hall

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor News, Local Government, Community

State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) and other Republican lawmakers spoke out strongly against a proposed graduated state income tax during a Thursday, April 25, town hall meeting at the Frankfort Township Building, claiming the plan...

Election 2019: Numbers show low voter turnout in 2019

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor News, Local Government

Voters stayed home in large numbers for the April 2 elections. Of the 439,720 voters registered in Will County, only 57,092 showed up to the polls, according to data from the Will County Clerk’s website. That’s just 12.98 percent of...