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Emil P. Rauker

Emil P. Rauker, 97, of Benld, passed away at 11:19 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Thornton, […]


Cleora J. Eller

Cleora J. Eller, 86, of Carlinville, passed away Friday night, April 25, 2014, at St. John’s Hospice […]

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Bill Whitlock

Bill Whitlock, 66, of Carlinville, passed away Sunday evening April 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center in […]

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Margaret Pointer

Margaret Pointer, 87, of Chesterfield passed away Monday evening, April 28, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. […]

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John W. Kaburick Jr.

John W. Kaburick Jr., 61, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Carlinville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 22, […]

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Dale A. McDaniels

Dale A. McDaniels, 54, of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center […]

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Attorney lays out evidence of 2009 TIF mishandling

By Rick Wade
The contents of a small cardboard box confirmed for Tax Increment Finance legal expert Dan Schuering what he’d been telling the Carlinville City Council all along about the city’s 2009 TIF district: it’s “illegal.”

“That box contained 21 cassette tapes of the TIF implementation proceedings, including the public hearing, negotiations with the developer, the ad hoc committee meetings,” D. Schuering said Sept. 3 during the city council meeting.

“Every assertion that we made in ‘the list’ that was published two weeks ago is supported by those tapes. I have listened to enough of those tapes to have an extraordinarily high degree of confidence that everything I said on that list is 100 percent correct.”    Read More…


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