“It’s time for a change from Skillicorn, who we endorsed in 2016 but did not endorse in his primary this year…”
Over the weekend, the Northwest Herald owned by Shaw Media, published its editorial endorsement of Democrat Suzanne Ness:
“Elections often are a referendum on the incumbent.
“In Illinois’ District 66 race between incumbent Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, and Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, that is absolutely true.
“Skillicorn has not been a good representative of the area, from advocating for herd immunity of COVID-19 to his ethical issue related to recording votes on 23 bills when he wasn’t present during a June 1 legislative session. Instead, Skillicorn was in Harvard marching at the Milk Days parade while exploring a run in the 14th Congressional District.
“It’s time for a change from Skillicorn, who we endorsed in 2016 but did not endorse in his primary this year against Carolyn Schofield.
“While some parts of Skillicorn’s agenda make sense, including tackling the corruption of Michael Madigan and the state’s pension woes, he has been incredibly ineffective on getting anything done on those measures.
“It’s time for new leadership in District 66, which runs from Crystal Lake and Lakewood in the north through Lake in the Hills, Huntley and Algonquin into Kane County, where it also includes Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow and West Dundee.
“We endorse Suzanne Ness.”
Link to the editorial here.
McHenry County Blog clarifications: State Representative Allen Skillicorn lives in Sleepy Hollow, as Skillicorn and his wife sold their home in East Dundee in late May. Their Kane County voter registration still shows the Sleepy Hollow address.
The “June 1” reference in the editorial is June 1, 2019.