State Rep. David McSweeney was the main speaker at the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee’s free pizza and soft drink party held at Galati’s Hideaway in Cary Saturday evening.
After telling of having two bills ready for action on the House floor, McSweeney warned against
“anyone talking about a ‘grand bargain.’
“That’s code words for a tax hike.
“I’m not going to vote for a tax hike.”
The two bills on which he expects a vote would
- freeze taxes for certain small townships
- ban red light cameras for non-Home Rule municipalities.
Fox River Grove is not a Home Rule unit.
Gesturing toward Demetri Tsilimigras, McSweeney asked, “Would he make a fine Judge?”
McSweeney also praised Andrew Gasser, who worked hard on McSweeney’s fall 2012 election campaign “before it was fashionable.”
Touching base with local supporters were newly-elected McHenry County College Board member Karen Tirio and Crystal Lake School Board member Rosemary Kurtz.
Other elected officials attending were Cary Mayor Mark Kownick and Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery.