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Something’s missing from discussions of DeKalb Public Library’s property tax levy

Aurora. Galesburg. O’Fallon. Naperville. Waukegan. What do these Illinois communities have in common? They are all home rule municipalities that have refused to raise --...
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Open Letter to DeKalb Public Library Board

DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, In 2015, when the State was not able to turn over the promised money for the Library expansion, money had...

DeKalb Public Library and Its Property Tax Promises

DeKalb residents bailed out the DeKalb Public Library (DKPL) when it needed it most. In return, members of the DKPL board of trustees seem...

City of Sycamore to hold Public Hearing on Proposed Tax Levy

The City of Sycamore is holding a public hearing Monday, Dec 4 at 7pm in the council chambers of the Sycamore Center, 308 W....

How an Alderman should represent their constituents when tax increases are...

With permission I'm sharing this exchange between former 3rd ward alderman Pam Verbic and the Mayor and city council. As this is commentary in lieu...