Since it was announced in May, a plan floated by the Chicago Federal Reserve to create a statewide residential property tax-- adding another $2,500 per year to the bill of a $250,000 Illinois home-- has been furiously, publicly opposed by Republicans across the state.
A political action committee says the candidacy of Glen Ellen state House candidate Terra Costa Howard is part of a scheme by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to keep suburban property taxes high.
Terra Costa Howard, the Democratic candidate for the 48th House District, came down on both sides of several issues during a recent Chicago Sun-Times editorial board meeting with her opponent, Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard).
Illinois House Speaker and Democrat Party Chairman Michael J. Madigan (D-Chicago) has reported $45,000 in July contributions to Terra Costa Howard, a Democrat running for the Illinois House of Representatives against incumbent Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard).
She’s nearly 20 years older than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, the New York Democratic Socialist phenom fresh off the year’s biggest political upset. But in her quest to win a seat in the Illinois House, Glen Ellyn lawyer and political activist Terra Costa Howard is using the Ocasio-Cortes playbook, both in style and in substance.
Campaign reports show that Democratic candidate for the 48th state House seat, Terra Costa Howard, appears to be downplaying the involvement of an abortion-rights group in her campaign; and in so doing, has violated Illinois’ Campaign Disclosure Act on numerous occasions.
Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) asked Rep. Marcus Evans (D-Chicago) if he found it ironic that the House chastises private businesses over thievery when lawmakers are the No. 1 entity stealing the most from taxpayers.