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Kendall County Property Tax Revolt – An Update

July 13th rally and an online petition to sign

Just returned from a week-long fishing trip with 2 sons and a grandson up in MN without any Internet. Great family trip but now to go through over 600 emails missed last week!

Our group is still growing! I just received an email from Patch corporate office that told me our BLOG was in the top 100 BLOGs in the country! Over 22,000 BLOGs and we were in the top 100 in traffic! I guess we hit a nerve here in Kendall County! Thanks to all who are getting involved to stop the madness.

We have a rally planned for Friday, 7/13/12 in Hudson Park, Oswego  - down by the river. Here is an announcement from Jan A on the event. I sincerely hope to see everyone come out and get involved. If you ever wanted to make a difference – now is that time!

A few concerned Oswegoans will be holding a Tax Rally on July 13, 2012 at Hudson Crossing Park from noon to 8:00pm.  All are invited to attend to learn how we can become involved and work together to stabilize the real estate taxes levied on our homes and properties.
 
A special invitation goes out to all citizens in Kendall County who are concerned about their children's and grandchildren's ability to fund this out of control taxation.  What better way to help them and show the next generations that we care and want to improve and preserve a great community environment, than by attending a few meeting on their behalf.
 
Retired Seniors with all their professional and life experience might want to consider putting their talents to work for a much needed cause.  For those able Retirees this is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.  Hope to see you at the Rally.

A final note: We have established a website petition to have everyone sign up and post their beliefs of the unfair property tax burden on every citizen. Go to the website here: http://www.change.org/petitions/kendall-county-local-government-units-reduce-property-taxes-to-2008-levels-or-a-20-reduction-in-spending. Please add your comment since we want to see everyone's opinions!

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Audity July 14, 2012 at 07:56 AM
I couldn't have said it better myself. Stop spending money on things that are unnecessary - and stop spending money against the taxpayers of the county. Instead of asking them to commit more of their income to county expenditures, cut county spending so that taxpayers can keep the money they need for food, clothes, gas, etc. Just like at home, if pennies need to be pinched, cut some corners and bank those dollars until funds become available and accessible. The taxpayers of Kendall County are already overburdened to the tune of some of the highest taxes in the country. It should NOT be the responsibility of the residents of Kendall County to foot the bill for poor governmental decisions and spending. I try to teach my children the concept of "want but do not need" and they understand it better than the Kendall County Government.
Judith Burks July 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Todd, I know what I look for in the folks who represent me and I make my decisions based on that. I attend the meetings and communicate with the folks who have been elected. My vigilance may not be up to your standards and I can only focus on so many things at once. We all shine our light where we can.
Reasonable Conservative July 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Todd’s stated issue is another reason why the whole council should be replaced. I know there are people on the council who voted against the health care issue. I respect their wisdom and concern, but they are not able to stop the spending. They did not find a way to prevent the passage of the law that allows this obscene benefit. Nor do they have the skills to convince their colleagues to vote to stop the health insurance. The steps they took were not successful (again!). I suggest we should let someone else with a different skill set try and get the health insurance costs removed. The council should be ashamed. Public service is not for their benefit, but the community's benefit. This is why I think I have to leave Kendall County. This is an issue that should not even be debated. Our elected officials ought, and I use that in a moral sense, not dare spend money on their selves. Yet they do time and time again. I for one do respect three Yorkville council members for consistently questioning spending and wise voting records, but they often fail to carry the day. The real point here is that the council has acted with the consent of the voters, voters who want to allow spending I consider immoral and unwise. Consequently, I must continue to pay or leave the community I love and enjoy. The voters have spoken.
russ harrison July 15, 2012 at 06:41 PM
How can we be out of money? We still have checks...
Jillian Duchnowski July 16, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Those of you concerned about government spending might find a project from the Illinois Policy Institute interesting. They're asking residents to send them specific examples of wasteful government spending: http://illin.is/MmWbMb

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