Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dozens rallied along Butterfield Road Tuesday following revelations that the Internal Revenue Service placed additional scrutiny on the tea party and other conservative groups.
Dozens of tea party activists rallied outside the Internal Revenue Service office in Downers Grove on Tuesday to protest the tax agency's improper targeting of conservative groups. The crowd stood along Butterfield Road, just outside the Esplanade office building, for more than an hour, waving "Don't Tread on Me" flags and chanting anti-IRS slogans. Some activists held signs calling for the IRS to be abolished and likened the agency's actions to Nazi Germany. The Tea Party Patriots organized more than 100 protests at IRS offices across the country Tuesday afternoon. In Illinois, protests were held in Downers Grove, Chicago, Rockford and Springfield. "Our purpose is to bring awareness across the country about the disturbing and illegal …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Congressmen Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduce bill to make IRS Free File program permanent for eligible lower- and middle- income taxpayers.
Tuesday, February 5
Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) on Tuesday introduced legislation to make the IRS Free File program permanent with Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI). Launched in 2003 as a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, the Free File program provides approximately 98 million eligible taxpayers with free online individual income tax preparation and electronic tax filing services, according to a press release from Roskam's office. “The Free File program is a win-win,” Roskam said in a statement. “Not only do middle income families save money on tax preparation each year, but there is no cost to the federal government, and the program has actually saved the IRS hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a common sense solution that helps …
Monday, August 29, 2011
The nonprofit looks forward to an upcoming fundraiser, while looking back at some of its achievements.
The folks at Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry have been keeping busy. Recently, the nonprofit was honored for its tax assistance program, helped families get ready for back to school and now is preparing for an upcoming fundraiser. Next month, the organization and Literacy DuPage will benefit from a fundraising program that will have area businesses donating a portion of their gross receipts. The mayors of Naperville and Wheaton have proclaimed Sept. 15 Literally Ending Hunger Together Day, according to Loaves & Fishes. Both literacy awareness and hunger action are commemorated during September. The fundraising event will take place in both communities on Sept. 15. Literacy DuPage helps adults with low-level reading skills become more …