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More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public about identity theft and tax refund fraud associated with April’s tax filing deadline.   Tax refund fraud commonly occurs when stolen identity information is used to file a tax return in the victim’s name and the thief then...
As tax season gets underway, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urges taxpayers to avoid applying for expensive refund anticipation products that deplete as much as a thousand dollars from their eventual tax refund.   Madigan issued advice for Illinois residents in light of a recent...
The Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, planned to begin accepting 2016 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 23. IDOR reported that Jan. 23 is the same date that the Internal Revenue Service, IRS, begins accepting federal individual income tax returns.   In a news release, IDOR...
Illinois registered voters are divided over whether they would like to leave the state or stay, according to the latest poll from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Specifically, the poll found that 47 percent say they would like to move and 51 percent...
Likely voters in Illinois overwhelmingly support a proposed state constitutional amendment requiring gas taxes be spent only on road projects, according to a poll by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.  The survey also shows massive support for term limits...
The story is a familiar one for the Union County Highway Department. Uncertainty surrounding the State of Illinois' budget and its impact on the highway department were discussed at last Friday morning's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning,...

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