Author Archive: Jeffrey Schwab

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    Downers Grove sign ordinance harms local business

    Should a local government be allowed to ruin a long-existing business if it decides it doesn’t like a sign that’s been on the business’s property for decades? Apparently, officials in the village of Downers Grove think so. That’s what they’re trying to do to local business owner, veteran and former volunteer firefighter Bob Peterson. Peterson’s […]

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    School Districts Should Stop Using Tax Dollars to Support Ballot Measures

    Should a school district be allowed to use your tax dollars to promote a ballot measure that would raise sales taxes? Of course not. In fact, the Illinois State Officials and Employees Ethics Act requires all units of local government, including school boards, to adopt policies prohibiting their officials and employees from using government resources for political […]