Tens of Thousands Flee Illinois over Taxes

Will citizens now flee Burlington over high property taxes too?

Click here: Illinois is losing more citizens every year than nearly every other state. The biggest reason is because the state is simply taxing them out of their homes. Even the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board says it no longer makes any sense to live in Illinois. A Chicago couple who moved out of state said the move gave them back an amazing 25 percent of their income that would no longer be lost to property taxes. So, how is the Illinois state’s legislature reacting to the tens of thousands of constituents leaving every year over high taxes? Well, legislators are proposing a massive tax hike, naturally.

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West Burlington Graduation Ceremony 2018

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West Burlington’s Savannah Swanson (left) celebrates after the graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Katherine Conner listens to the senior address at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Valedictorian, Meghan Ryan (left), and Salutatorian, Jakob Anderson (right), address the Class of 2018 Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington Seniors and Chorus of 2018 sing “A Million Dreams” at graduation in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Principal Bruce Snodgrass give the welcome address to the Class of 2018 Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington’s Chloe Baker is given her diploma by School Board President Andy Crowner at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Cecilia Crozier is awarded the W.E. Arnold Scholarship by Principal Bruce Snodgrass at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington Senior Sarah Stockdale gives a flower to a family member after receiving her diploma at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Katherine Conner receives her diploma from her mother and former school board member Larisa Conner at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Brice Mennen receives his diploma from his father and current school board member Bruce Thuleen at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington’s Jakob Anderson receives the Salutatorian Medal from Principal Bruce Snodgrass at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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Members of West Burlington’s Graduating Class of 2018 are introduced to the audience and move their tassels after the graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Graduates of 2018 are introduced to audience members at graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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West Burlington High School Band Instructor Mark Eveleth (right) leads the WBHS Commencement Band after the graduation ceremonies in West Burlington Sunday afternoon.
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Members of the West Burlington Graduating Class of 2018 leave the ceremony after graduation Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.
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West Burlington High School Class of 2018 celebrates after the graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon in West Burlington.

Dispelling Claims by Farm Subsidy Proponents

Click here: Agricultural special interests try to make it sound as though touching even one farm subsidy—regardless of how unreasonable the subsidy is—will be the end of agriculture as we know it. Using scare tactics, they will assert wild claims without any support, or they will cherry-pick data to provide a misleading picture. For example, they often point to declines from record or near-record highs. The following provides answers to some common claims made by the special interests.
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