This is a crucially important issue for our community. Many of these businesses are receiving tax bills with 200% to as much as 400% increases. That would kill nearly any business.

Considering how much Coles County has already suffered at the hands of Gov. Rauner, lack of political will by state rep. Reggie Phillips, state senator Dale Righter, and no support whatsoever from Rep. Shimkus, this blow could be a death blow.

The County Board suggests that they can’t do anything. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Why are we paying them to make excuses? It’s a one party board, so what’s the issue?

Here’s a link to WCIA’s coverage of the meeting. And, here’s the local newspaper’s article on the County Board meeting.

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