Dillon’s Rule May Decide McHenry Township Challenge

Dillon’s Rule is a legal concept originating in Iowa which says that a local government can’t do anything it is not authorized to do by state law. Now comes opponents of consolidating the McHenry Township Road District starting in 2021 … Continue reading

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn Offered Free Concealed Carry Classes for 17 Constituents

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: First CCW Class A Bullseye For Constituents Crystal Lake, IL – Representative Allen Skillicorn, a strong defender of the Second Amendment, offered FREE Conceal and Carry Training for constituents of the 66th … Continue reading

More Evidence of Democratic Party Infighting

During June, McHenry County Blog ran the court papers in a suit between progressive and organization Democrats. McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1 McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2 McHenry Democrats Air … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 6 – Allen Skillicorn

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn came next. Delighting the children along the route were three cyclists doing tricks. Then came Skillicorn’s truck, complete with signs and trailing an elephant. Skillicorn supporters were handing out bubbly gum. At the tail end of … Continue reading

Republicans Gather at CL’s Pablo’s to Raise Money, Meet Candidates

Nelwy-elected Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Glen Swanson hosted a fundraiser at Pablo’s in Crystal Lake Thursday night. The entrance fee was $35 apiece. There were no cut rates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. Legislators attended. State Senator Dan McConchie and … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Support of Bob Miller’s Tenure Evident in Road District Abolition Referendum Support

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: McHenry Co. Chairman Jack Franks letter to Algonquin Township is a lie BY JMKRAFT ON JULY 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) –When we used the term “lie” in the title, we define it … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Officially Withdraws from Fall Ballot

Yesterday, State Senator Karen McConnaughay has filed the official paperwork to withdraw her name from the General Election ballot. She was elected to the State Senate in 2012, following multiple terms chairing the Kane County Board. Seeking appointment to fill … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums & Footnotes

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading