property tax http://wkms.org en Graves County to Move Ahead with Special Referendum on Property Tax http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-move-ahead-special-referendum-property-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Graves County residents will go to the polls next month to vote on a proposed <a href="http://wkms.org/post/graves-county-residents-seek-property-tax-increase-school-system">18-percent property tax hike</a> to add funding to the county school district.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In August, the school board voted to increase county taxes from 37.5 to 44.4 cents per $100 to qualify for a state matching grant to repair school facilities.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:52:16 +0000 Austin Ramsey 35573 at http://wkms.org Graves County to Move Ahead with Special Referendum on Property Tax Illinois Seniors Get Bigger Break on Property Tax http://wkms.org/post/illinois-seniors-get-bigger-break-property-tax <p></p><p>Legislation designed to reduce property tax bills for Illinois seniors is now law.</p><p>The bill raises the homestead exemption for Illinois residents age 65 and older from $4,000 to $5,000. Gov. Pat Quinn signed it into law Tuesday. The move could save seniors roughly $200 a year. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:15:49 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30950 at http://wkms.org Illinois Seniors Get Bigger Break on Property Tax Earlington Lays Off Three City Workers http://wkms.org/post/earlington-lays-three-city-workers <p></p><p>The City of Earlington is temporarily laying off three of its Street Department workers effective Dec. 21 with another three possible in the coming weeks.&nbsp; The Madisonville Messenger reports the causes are a projected decrease in tax revenue and a delay in receiving coal severance funds. Earlington Mayor Mike Seiber says he made the decision to save the city $30,000 in order to offset the $40,000 decrease in projected property tax income. The city anticipates calling all of the laid-off workers back in six to eight weeks. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 14:26:32 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Madisonville Messenger 25691 at http://wkms.org Earlington Lays Off Three City Workers Large Number of 2010 Henry County Property Taxes Outstanding http://wkms.org/post/large-number-2010-henry-county-property-taxes-outstanding <p></p><p>Property taxes owed for 2010 are delinquent on more than 1,400 pieces of Henry County property. The Post-Intelligencer reports Clerk and Master Mary Burns says that number is four times higher than previous years. Burns is requesting an additional $14,000 to pay postage for summons notices for delinquent property owners. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 14:19:37 +0000 WKMS & Post-Intelligencer 24545 at http://wkms.org Large Number of 2010 Henry County Property Taxes Outstanding