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State Gives Taxpayers Some Rights PDF Print E-mail
Local News
Tuesday, 26 December 2000 18:00
Starting next week, some taxpayers in Illinois are actually going to have some rights with their municipalities. On January 1, home-rule municipalities in the state will be required to have a Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights ordinance on the books because of state legislation passed earlier this year.

Nahant Marsh Designated Five Star Restoration Site PDF Print E-mail
City Shorts
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
The Five Star Restoration Program has named Nahant Marsh in Davenport a Five Star Restoration Site. The program is organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Fish & Wildlife Federation, the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps, the National Association of Counties, and the Wildlife Habitat Council, and it supports restoration projects involving contributions from multiple and diverse partners.

Predatory Lending Under Attack on Multiple Fronts PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
Efforts to prevent lenders from exploiting people with spotty credit histories are gaining momentum on a national level, as well as in Illinois and Iowa. Last week, the Federal Reserve Board agreed to tighter regulations on “predatory lending,” in which financial institutions use a combination of high interest rates and unusual terms to make it difficult for borrowers to build equity in their homes.

Many Happy Returns - If You're Lucky PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert Jackson Jr.   
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
Like many of you, I’m still buying last-minute gifts and re-wrapping presents I don’t really want given by people I don’t really like. Which means that if you’re on my Christmas list, there might very well be a Mr.

Moaning About Zoning PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 19 December 2000 18:00
The identification of improper zoning relative to at least 83 properties in the City of Davenport could be just the beginning of serious legal consequences for the city. In 1997, the Iowa Legislature amended Iowa Code 380.

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