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Thanxs

Right now it is only three of us; (Grace, Al & I) that are letting

all of the Illinois lawmakers know that we are watching them.

Here are about 48 links to veterans groups in Illinois. Some links work, most don't...

http://theamericanveteran.org/states/illinois/illinois.html

Edited by Commander Bob 92-93

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Just wanted to pass this on, taking this from the IGA site the bill has moved..

"Property Tax, Subcommittee Hearing Feb 20 2009 8:10AM Capitol Building Room 122B Springfield, IL"

Hope this is a good sign!

Take Care,Grace

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Grace,

I think it a good thing, not only that, 2 of the 3 of this

sub-Committee members are Co-Sponsors to HB0273.

Now it is time to email, fax and write letters to all those

that have yet Co-Sponsor and ask them to at least consider

it, and to those that said they would, and yet to do it..

Thanxs for staying informed....

Pete

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Hey All,

Just finished sending my round two email love letters

to all the 96th Illinois General Assembly (IGA)House

Representatives that have not Co-Sponsored HB0273.

Next is the Faxes and Letters before the 20th of February

and the Sub-Committee Property Tax meeting.

My email went to each Representative email address,

with no bulk email mailing.

Take Care,

Pete

Dear Illinois Representative;

Please assist in getting this legislation passed through the House

by Co-Sponsoring with your fellow Representatives that have already

Co-Sponsored listed below. We are losing fellow disabled veterans income, by them (Veterans)moving to other states with better benefits. Whether it be the veterans annual income earned, retirement pay, minor disability pay, pension, orSocial Security earned over the years. It is now going to another state with

better veteran benefits once the Illinois veteran moves out of state. The percentage (%) of a disabled veterans property tax abated in equal toothe disabled veterans earned disability percentage (%), compared to the annuallost Illinois revenue is minisule. Sincerely, Illinois Life Member:

The American Legion # 203674429

American Veterans (AMVETS) # 2302527

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) # 120199594432

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) # 410674

American Military Retiree Association (AMRA) # 14185

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) # 16572873

HB0273

Synopsis As Introduced:

Amends the Property Tax Code. Requires the county clerk to abate a percentage of the property taxes levied on each parcel of property that is owned and used exclusively as a home by a disabled veteran, or the spouse or unmarried surviving spouse of the veteran. Provides that the percentage of taxes to be abated is equal to the percentage of disability of the veteran.

Effective immediately.

Hearings

Property Tax, Subcommittee Hearing Feb 20 2009 8:10AM Capitol

Building Room 122B Springfield, IL

Last Action:

Date Chamber Action

2/4/2009 House Assigned to Revenue & Finance Committee Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance

35 ILCS 200/18-179 new

Short Description: PROP TX-DISABLED VET-ABATEMENT House Sponsors:Rep. Ron Stephens - Timothy L. Schmitz - Jim Watson - Jack D. Franks -

Patricia R. Bellock, Patrick J Verschoore, Richard P. Myers,

John A. Fritchey, Careen M Gordon, Mark L. Walker, Harry R. Ramey Jr.,

Lisa M. Dugan, Maria Antonia Berrios, Sara Feigenholtz, Angelo Saviano,

Fred Crespo, Dan Brady, Raymond Poe, Rich Brauer, Franco Coladipietro,

Donald L. Moffitt,Sidney H. Mathias, Robert W. Pritchard, Ronald A. Wait,

Bob Biggins, William B. Black, Michael G. Connelly, Darlene J. Senger,

Michael P. McAuliffe, John D. Cavaletto,Dennis M. Reboletti, Sandra M. Pihos,

Charles E. Jefferson, Thomas Holbrook, Michael K. Smith, Daniel V. Beiser,

Eddie Lee Jackson Sr., Brandon W. Phelps, Dan Reitz, Keith Farnham, David Reis,

Elizabeth Coulson, Mike Bost, Suzanne Bassi, Jehán A. Gordon, Al Riley,

Kenneth Dunkin, Kevin Joyce, Sandy Cole, Ed Sullivan Jr., Tom Cross,

Mike Boland, Jay C. Hoffman, Linda Chapa LaVia, Renée Kosel, Joseph M. Lyons,

Mary E. Flowers, Emily McAsey, John D'Amico, Kay Hatcher, Rosemary Mulligan,

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Pete, That's a great letter and hopefully it doesn't fall on deaf ears. The same goes for the letter Al wrote!

By any chance do either of you know if the Property Tax sub-committe is the same as the

Finance and Revenue one? I'd like to send e-mails to that group of representative.

Take Care,

Grace

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