Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stop the Presses! Illinois Approves Massive Tax Hike

By Gus Swenson
Watseka News reporter

The state of Illinois has just approved a massive state income tax hike and one that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vows to sign quickly into law. Lawmakers passed the proposal to raise our personal income tax rates to 5% for the next four years-a whopping 66% increase. Corporate taxes will also rise to 7%, but Quinn denies that the increase will drive businesses out of the ailing state. We disagree. Why should residents or business remain in a state with ridiculous taxes when they can go elsewhere?

 The rate increase is the largest that any state has passed in American history. 

"It's important for their state government not to be a fiscal basket case," Quinn told reporters

This was the last harrah of the General Assembly who worked into the night to pass the increase before the new members were sworn in at noon. It is always the tax payers who pay the price for wasteful spending and crooked politicians.

Despite the fact that this is supposedly only going to last four years, amidst an already failing global ecomony, we predict that these high taxes will be permanent.

Governors in neighboring states are already attempting to draw tourists, business and residents from the failing state of Illinois.

Child Molesters in Watseka

Is everyone here sick of all the child molesters in Watseka? You'd think the town was over run with them. One of the more scandalous stories of 2010 was that of 26 year old Nicole Brown who was indicted in May 2010 by a grand jury on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. She is alledged to have made sexual contact with an 8 year old girl in November and December 2009. Brown was babysitting the child at the time. In April 2010, the girl finally told a family member and it was then reported to the authorities.

Ms. Brown is no doubt a very troubled individual. We have had witnesses who told our news reporters that at one time in an attempt to prevent eviction, she sent x rated photos of herself to her landlord as payment. She was nonethless evicted. Also her maternal grandfather served time in prison for having molested his own daughters.

Happy News Year!

Welcome to the news blog for Watseka Illinois. We are starting 2011 off by starting this news blog about all the news that is happening in and near Watseka. 2010 was a big year for news in this small town. We are going to launch this news website with recaps of some of the biggest and controversial stories of the year. If you have any news tips, photos or announcements that you would like to share, please send them to .