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Join Steve Balich & Joe Walsh
This is your opportunity to make a difference
Everyone has been complaining about their taxes for years, and feel helpless in doing anything about it. We believe HOMER TOWNSHIP residents should have a say in their property taxes.
Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes / No
Help our petition gain the 3000 signatures needed to get on the ballot by walking with us.
Sunday July 26th 1pm meet at Tazza Restaurant 14065 S. Bell Homer Glen. Return for lunch with Joe Walsh and Steve Balich at 4pm.
Become involved: Walsh Freedom Barb@WalshFreedom.com (847) 804-2112
Steve Balich sbalich@comcast.net (815) 557-7196

Call to action Saturday June 27,2015

Tax Referendum Flyer for Facebook
Saturday June 27, 2015 I am asking as you to make a difference by helping me get signatures for the Property Tax Referendum.
We will meet at 10:30 at the Speedway on 151st and Bell. I will give you a clip Board and petitions. Some of us can walk both sides of the street getting signatures. Others will get a voter list for the densest areas of Homer Township. We will meet back at Mullets Sports Bar at 3pm to turn everything in. We will have a notary there.
If you can’t make it, please get a few petitions completed and mail them to me: Steve Balich 12259 Derby Lane, Orland Park, Il. 60467.
Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total property tax Levy? Yes or No
I am trying to make a difference and know you want to make a difference too. I believe property owners are fed up with the taxes, but feel like stopping increases in the Property Tax Levy is hopeless.
I believe we can make a difference by putting the question on the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election. To accomplish this I need 2000 signatures. I need your help and your desire to make a difference. This is an advisory Referendum that sends a loud and clear message to the people we elect to office that we are fed up and not going to take it anymore.
If you Don’t Live in Homer Township passing this Referendum will inspire people in your Town to do the same as Homer.
Please pass this to your friends
Questions or to volunteer contact Steve Balich (815) 557-7196 sbalich@comcast.net

I thank each of you and know we will make a difference
Steve Balich

Balich initiates Referendum———-Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township, County of Will, State of Illinois, be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total Property Tax Levy?

By Steve Balich 815 557-7196

I am initiating this Referendum to ask the voters to end the debate once and for all about tax increases. Candidates run for office and say they are against property tax increases. They get elected and say the tax is only going up a little so the people won’t mind. They forget a little is a lot when every taxing body raises taxes a little, and over time these yearly increases add up to quite a big amount.

Do voters want their taxes raised based on the vote of 3 to 8 people on a Board?

Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within Homer Township, County of Will, State of Illinois, be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing its annual total Property Tax Levy?

Local government spending plays the most significant role in whether or not your taxes increase or decrease. If taxing districts increase their spending, the tax rate will often increase to cover their expenditures. Therefore, even if your Property value goes down, your taxes can go up. Conversely, if taxing districts decrease spending, your property taxes may decrease even if your assessment goes up.

For example, suppose the Township decides they need $1 million in property taxes to operate for the year and the value of all the property in your community is $100 million. The property tax rate is calculated by dividing the amount of tax to be raised by the total value:
Money needed to operate/ Value of all the property in the Township= Tax Rate
$1 million/ $100 million = 1% tax rate
If money needed to operate increases the tax rate will increase. If spending decreases the tax rate will go down since the amount needed to operate is less.
If your property’s value is $100,000, your tax bill would be calculated by multiplying your value by your tax rate:
Value $100,000 x Rate 1% = Property Tax $1,000

If the amount of money requested by the Township to operate stays the same $100 million, and the overall value of your property increased from $100,000 to $125,000, your taxes would increase:
Value $125,000 x Rate 1% = Property Tax $1250

If the total value township property doubles from $100 to $200 million but the amount of money needed to operate stays the same, your tax rate would go down.
Total needed to operate/ total value of all property in Township= Tax Rate
$1 million/$200 million = 0.5 %

This is where the taxing districts say they are capturing the new growth. They raise the Tax Rate to capture a new $100 million in property value. In doing so they raise the tax on everyone.
Property Value $100,000 x Increased rate of 1% plus the original 1% (2%)= property tax $2000
When property values go up unless the rate drops, there will also be a tax increase. Home values are depressed right now and will eventually go up.
Therefore an increase in the Levy (property tax) raises the taxes for everyone in the Township.
If your tax rate increased from 1% to 2%, even if your Property value decreased from $200,000 to $195,000, your taxes would go up:
$195,000 x 2% = $3900 property tax
$200,000 X 1%= $2000 property tax
Foreclosures can cause property taxes to increase because they bring down the total value of the district. Less money to pay the cost of operation.

The township says if they don’t raise the taxes they lose the money forever. They are referring to the compound effect of raising taxes each year. By raising rates 1% every year in 5 years the Rate is 5%
2014 rate is 1%
2015 Rate increased 1% to 2%
2016 Rate increased 1% to 3%
2017 Rate increased 1% to 4%
2018 Rate increased 1% to 5%

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Fundraiser for Steve Balich June 16, 2015

Wight Engineering event 402

Fundraiser for Steve Balich Will County Board Dist. 7

Tuesday June 16th 6:30pm to 9:30pm
St. Dennis Church 1214 Hamilton Lockport IL. 40441

Music by Dave Molinari Includes Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres

Honored Speakers
Chicago Blackhawks: Grant Mulvey, held the record for being the youngest player since expansion in 1967 to score an NHL goal, scoring his first goal at the age of 18 years, 32 days. He kept the record till October 3, 2013

State of Illinois Senate Minority Leader: Christine Radodgo

State of Illinois House Minority Leader: Jim Durkin

Speaker of the County Board: Jim Moustis

Las Vegas State Central Committeeman & Talk Radio Host : Pat Casale

Master of Ceremony: Dan Proft WIND Radio Host

Gold Sponsor $1,000 ________ Silver Sponsor$500_________ Bronze Sponsor $250________

Donations $35.00

Checks can be mailed to: Elect Balich 12259 Derby Lane, Orland Park, IL. 60467
(815) 557- 7196 WWW.ElectBalich.com Sbalich@Comcast.net

“A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois
Paid for By Elect Balich

June 5, 2013 Fundraiser for Steve Balich

Fundraiser for Steve Balich

Will Bounty Board Committees: Judicial, Legislative, Building Code Update, Forest Preserve, Forest Preserve Finance

Date: Wednesday, June 5th from 7pm-10pm
Woodbine Country Club 14240 West 151st Homer Glen, Il 60491

Gold Sponsor: $1000 Silver Sponsor: $500 Bronze Sponsor: $250

Donations of $40 Includes Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres. Music by DJ Joe Bozen
Checks can be mailed to: Elect Balich 12259 Derby Lane Orland Park, Il 60467 or pay at the door

Speakers Will Include:
Keynote Speaker: Joe Walsh
Jim Durkin-State Rep 82nd District
Christine Radogno- State Senate Minority Leader
Master of Ceremony Dan Proft- WLS Radio Host

Join Host Committee of County Board Members:
Jim Moustis District 2
Mike Fricilone District 7
Lee Ann Goodson District 5
Judy Ogalla District 1
Tom Weigel District 12
Ragan Freitag District 6
David Izzo Districr 2
Margo Mc Dermed District 12
Chuck Maher District 11
Liz Collins District 13
Don Gould District 6
Suzanne Hart District 11

Any questions can be answered by emailing Sbalich@comcast.net
Or calling (815)-557-7196
A copy of the report will be filed with the State Board of Elections.

October 9th / This will be fun

Don’t miss the family fun with the hilarious
Harlem Ambassadors!
Tickets are only
$5.00 each!
Tickets available at the door or contact the
Homer Township Chamber of Commerce
for tickets and information:
708.301.8111 – www.HomerChamber.com
All proceeds from this event will benefit the LTHS Foundation and the HTCC Scholarship Fund.
The event is sponsored by Illinois American Water.
Bring the Family!
Join the Fun!
vs.
Chamber Chargers
(TEAM INCLUDES STEVE BALICH,
HOMER FOUNDERS CLUB!)
Tuesday, October 9
7:00 PM
Lockport Twp. High School East Gym
1333 East 7th Street
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and
hilarious comedy routines.

June 6th

Fundraiser for Steve Balich Will County Board District 7
Woodbine Country club 14240 W. 151st. Homer Glen, IL 60491 Wednesday June 6th 7pm to 11pm

Entertainment by “Sir Truth” Legendary singer song writer & member of the original Motown group the “Temptations”

Join Host Committee County Board Candidates:
Margo Mc Dermed District 12
Tim Kraulidis District 13
Ragan Freitag District 6
Sharon Cemeno-Hicks District 10
John Argoudelis District 5

Speakers include Will County Candidates:
Cory Singer County Executive
Laurie Mc Philips Recorder of Deeds
Dave Carlson States Attorney
Mark Batinick Auditor
Marlene Carlson Clerk of the Circuit Court
Chuck Lyons CORONER
Jim Durkin State Rep 82nd Dist.
Christine Radogno State Senate Minority Leader

Donation $35 before June 2nd $40 at the door.
Includes Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres

Checks can be mailed to Elect Balich 12259 Derby Ln. Orland Pk. IL. 60467
815 557-7196 Electbalich.com Sbalich@comcast.net
A copy of the report will be filed with the State Board of Elections

June 6th Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Steve Balich Will County Board District 7

Woodbine Country club 14240 W. 151st. Homer Glen, IL 60491
Wednesday June 6th 7pm to 10pm

Join Host Committee County Board Candidates:
Margo Mc Dermed District 12
Tim Kraulidis District 13
Ragan Freitag District 6
Sharon Cemeno-Hicks District 10
John Argoudelis District 5

Speakers include Will County Candidates:
Cory Singer County Executive
Laurie Mc Philips Recorder of Deeds
Dave Carlson States Attorney
Mark Batinick Auditor
Marlene Carlson Clerk of the Circuit Court
Chuck Lyons CORONER
Jim Durkin State Rep 82nd Dist.
Christine Radogno State Senate Minority Leader

Donation $35 before June 2nd $40 at the door.
Includes Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres
Checks can be mailed to Elect Balich 12259 Derby Ln. Orland Pk. IL. 60467
815 557-7196 Electbalich.com
A copy of the report will be filed with the State Board of Elections

Candidate night

Candidates forum @ NuVibe! March 14 @ 6:30pm. Meet/greet your primary county candidates in Lockport/ Homer Glen. Must pre-register; limited to first 70 people.

$5.00 entrance to covert forum expenses. Call NuVibe @ 815.524.4710 or stop by, 16105 S. Farrell Road, Lockport.

Get Out The Vote Party

We Need Your Help

You are invited to a walk party for County Board Candidate District 7 Steve Balich and State Rep. Jim Durkin.

Join our County Wide Candidates and Friends that are concerned about keeping Will County fiscally sound and free of Chicago’s influence.

Saturday February 25th

Meet 10am at the campaign office 14326 Golden Oak Dr. in Homer Glen
Get your lists and return at 3pm for food and refreshments.

Steve Balich 815 557-7196