In 2002 with the help of the Fox Valley Libertarians, Cal Skinner ran for Governor of Illinois on the Libertarian ticket.
Nowadays, the Fox Valley and McHenry County Libertarians are leading a challenge to Home Rule in East Dundee.
According to discussions, Fox Valley Libertarians were crucial in collecting signatures to get the binding referendum on the March 20th ballot.
A former East Dundee Trustee, Allen Skillicorn posted on his website concerning the issue:
“Over the past decade, spending and debt have both grown exponentially.
Total East Dundee spending in 2007 was $3,961,411 and in 2017, it reached $12,187,614.
That’s a 300% increase in expenditures while inflation only grew 18%.
Likewise, village debt has reached a whopping $33 Million.
Considering population has remained essentially stagnant, this is a gross misuse of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.”
Jim Tobin from Taxpayers United of America is assisting the Libertarians in the fight against East Dundee’s home rule status.
Of course the Village of East Dundee will not go down without a fight (fighting with taxpayer dollars, of course) and approved their own biased non-binding referendum which asks:
“Shall the Village of East Dundee, Illinois remain a home rule unit of government in order to 1) pay for the village’s general obligation bonds with home rule revenues and avoid increasing property taxes by $1.94 million (304%; approximately $____/home valued at $185,000) and 2) fulfill the village’s home rule sales tax sharing agreements for planned development projects?”
On January 24th Fox Valley Libertarians will be holding a meeting at 7:30pm at the Village Squire to plan their efforts to get voters to vote YES to repeal Home Rule. Phone banking and going door to door before the March 20th election are planned