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MCHENRY COUNTY—Taxpayers United of America today named McHenry County Board members Michele Aavang and Larry Smith “Taxpayer Enemies,” and asked their constituents to make an example of them to send a message to the rest of the tax-raising “Republican Dominated” county board.
“These two so-called Republicans supported the 4% county property tax increase recently enacted by the McHenry County Board,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).That amount was half of all property tax increases in McHenry County this past spring.”
“After the county property tax increase was rammed through, an attempt was made to abate some of the increase by killing the Valley Hi Nursing Home levy, which would have removed the tax for an enterprise agency that generally breaks even, and has about $40 million in the bank. Even this modest tax abatement was voted down by Aavang and Smith, who opted to siphon the nursing home levy to a capital projects fund.”
“The ‘Republican Dominated’ McHenry County Board is no friend of its constituents. The removal of Michele Aavang and Larry Smith this March by voters would send a message to the rest of the board that McHenry County taxpayers have had enough.”
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CHICAGO—“Illinois has lost one of its greatest fighters for taxpayers,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “I have known Bob Redfern and have worked with him since 1978. Few can match that kind of longevity as taxpayer advocate.”
Fairfield resident Robert S. “Bob” Redfern died on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
“Bob was a businessman owning and operating Redfern Wholesale in Fairfield for many years. He was president of the Illinois Forum, former chairman of the Republican Party for the state of Illinois, and former State Committeeman of the Republican Party Congressional District #22. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW.”
“Bob held meetings throughout the state for taxpayers all these years, working with local taxpayers to stem the deluge of tax increases. He helped TUA defeat state income tax increases 17 years in a row.”
Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Wednesday March 7, 2018 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, Illinois. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, Illinois.
Visitation will be conducted from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday March 7, 2018.
Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) was a featured speaker at a taxpayer meeting in the Village of Homewood on Sunday, March 4. The meeting took place at St Paul Community Church and was crowded with Homewood residents, curious to what Home Rule would mean for their community. On March 20 taxpayers will vote whether to defeat a referendum for unlimited home rule taxing powers. In his speech, Jim Tobin warned taxpayers that Home Rule is the most insidious form of government in the USA
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