I am writing this letter on behalf of the Concerned Taxpayers of Coles County (view our videos on Facebook). Over the past 15 months, members representing our group have attended every county board meeting, used the Freedom of Information Act to gather factual information, met with many of the county’s elected officials, traveled to Springfield to meet with state officials from the IL Department of Revenue and the IL Property Tax Appeal Board, researched case law, spoke with experts of various disciplines, and spent countless hours talking with taxpayers of Coles County. Our group has discovered that our locally elected politicians are NOT working on behalf of the best interests of the taxpayers. Our local county government should be honest, transparent, and accountable to the people. Many of the current board members have been on the board for 10-20 years or more! It’s time for a change on the county board. I urge all taxpayers to get out and vote in the March 20th Republican primary. If you are sick and tired of paying for bigger government spending and higher taxes then vote for positive change and lower property taxes! Vote for Rex Dukeman, Robb Perry and Larry Beasley for the Coles County Board.
James Di Naso, Charleston