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CHICAGO—“Mt. Prospect School Dist. 57 has put on the March 20 ballot a property tax increase that would raise property taxes $700 for an average Mr. Prospect homeowner,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “This enormous tax increase would pad the already high salaries of Dist. 57 teachers and administrators.”
“80% of Dist. 57 spending is for salaries and benefits of these government-school employees. The students would not see any substantial benefits, only these teachers and administrators.”
“Elaine Aumiller, the District 57 Superintendant, pulls in a fat base salary of $189,523, and her Assistant Superintendent gets a not-too-shabby salary of $149,215. They apparently feel they have a hard time getting by on these salaries.”
“A look at the top Dist. 57 government pensions shows how these high salaries affect their eventual pensions. Lois Andrews retired at age 60 and gets an annual pension of $149,647. Over an expected normal lifespan, she will have pulled in a total of $4,135,892.”
“Earl Sutter retired at the ripe old age of 59 and gets an annual pension of $146,462. His estimated lifetime pension payout is $2,728,132.”
“In the meantime, the average annual Social Security pension for taxpayers is about $15,000.”
“Dist. 57 taxpayers already are funding fat salaries for these government-school teachers and bureaucrats. They should send a message by voting ‘No’ on March 20.”
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TUA Exposes Two McHenry Tax Villains

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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.



Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts. s.


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