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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...

Election 2019: Voters give thumbs-up for D159 funding

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

With only 2,115 votes cast April 2, Mokena School District 159 got enough of those votes — 1,196, or 56.55 percent — to pass its referendum, ensuring the district will have the money it needs for maintenance and repairs on its three schools.