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Area legislators oppose State income tax proposal at town hall

by Nuria Mathog, Contributing Editor News, Local Government

State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) and other Republican lawmakers spoke out strongly against a proposed graduated state income tax during an April 25 town hall meeting at the Frankfort Township Building, claiming the plan would place...

Old Plank Trail Community Bank makes donation to food pantry

by Megan Schuller, Assistant Editor News, Local Government, Village

Good things come in all shapes and sizes. At the March 11 meeting a $10,000 donation,  made out on a life-sized Old Plank Trail Community Bank blank check, was made out to the New Lenox Township Food Pantry.


Election 2018: Ventura wins, Parker retains seat for Will County Board District 9

by Tom Czaja, Contributing Editor News, Local Government

Newcomer Rachel Ventura, a Democrat, along with incumbent Republican Annette Parker, were victorious Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the gubernatorial election.

Ventura was comfortably the top vote-getter, finishing nearly 8 percent ahead of Parker,...