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Interview with Crazy Riot Show

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on March 28, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Quick interview with the Crazy Riot Show following the #justdoit_vote Candidate Meet and Greet.


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Ballot measures target theoretical property tax

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on October 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Are referendums in several suburbs pertaining to a statewide levy setting up a straw man on the issue?

DENNIS RODKIN


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Lift The Ban Coaliton Forum 8/4/18 Trinity AME Waukegan, IL

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on September 28, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Lift The Ban Coalition: Forum at Trinity AME Church August 4, 2018. Waukegan, IL. Co-organizers: Vance Wyatt, Robin Peterson, Jawanza Malone, and Adam Broad

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Employees 'feeling betrayed' over Lake County's cuts to insurance contributions, circuit clerk says

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on September 14, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Frank Abderholden

September 14, 2018, 1:35 pm

The passage of a new health insurance plan by the Lake County Board this week drew warnings from the circuit court clerk and the union representing employees in that department to reconsider part of the plan or face an unfair labor practice charge.

Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein called on the board to reject the plan because many of her employees had been encouraged to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) as part of...

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Lake County Board members disagrees with proposed statewide property tax hike

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on August 27, 2018 at 11:55 AM

by Karen Kidd

An outgoing county board member says he's against a proposed a statewide property tax that could raise levies by almost 50 percent for the next 30 years, though he voted against placing an question about the measure on the ballot for Lake County voters to consider in November's election.

"I voted against putting the question on the Ballot since it will have no impact," Lake County Board District 14 representative Vance D. Wyatt told the Lake County Gazette. "As I sta...

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Lake County Board approves advisory referendum about potential statewide property tax

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on August 14, 2018 at 6:25 PM

Frank Abderholden

August 14, 2018, 5:25 pm


T he Lake County Board passed a resolution to put a non-binding referendum on the November ballot asking residents if they support amending the state Constitution to ban the implementation of a statewide property tax.

Board members argued over whether or not that type of referendum was necessary given that no such tax proposal is pending, but an article in Crain’s Chicago Business in May reported that three member...

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Wyatt committee reports nearly $10K in contributions during first quarter

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on August 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM

by Local Labs News Service

Vance Wyatt Election Campaign, a candidate committee, reported receiving $9,986.10 from Jan. 1 through March 31, according to its first quarter report to the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Vance Wyatt is an Independent.

The committee reported $3,800 in individual contributions and $5,518.10 in loans. It also reported $668 in in-kind contributions.

The following table lists all contributions reported by the committee.

Amount

Co...

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Lake County board ask Rauner not to sign assessor bill

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on July 18, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Lake County board ask Rauner not to sign assessor bill

By Gregory Harutunian For Chronicle Media — July 18, 2018

The Lake County Board approved a resolution requesting Gov. Bruce Rauner to use his amendatory veto power and not sign a bill forwarding a binding referendum question that would turn the county’s Chief Assessment Official into an elected position, rather than one of appointment. The 14-5 vote, with two absentees, came during the July 10 board meeting, after ...

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Lake County Board wants Rauner to alter legislation targeting chief assessment officer

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on July 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Written by Russell Lissau

After much debate, a divided Lake County Board voted Tuesday to ask Gov. Bruce Rauner to alter legislation that could change how the county's chief assessment officer is chosen.

A bill that would let voters decide if the officer should be an elected position awaits Rauner's signature. It's a board-appointed post and has been held by Marty Paulson since 2003.

If Rauner signs, a binding question would appear on Nov. 6 ballots in Lake County. The post ...

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