Republican Leaders and County Board Put Pressure on Rauner to Veto McSweeney Township Abolish by Referendum Bill, If Passed

Comments are filtering out about what occurred at the handpicked and screened Republicans allowed to meet with Governor Bruce Rauner last Saturday. It is evident that at least GOP Chairman Diane Evertsen (whose husband was Hartland Township Supervisor) and County … Continue reading

“Secret” GOP Meeting Not Entirely Secret

A commenter made mention of a secret meeting of Republicans and I asked for details. Turns out the “invitation only” meeting on Saturday afternoon at the Crystal Lake GOP Headquarters (my 1973 State Rep. office) has been posted on the … Continue reading

GOP County Chairman Diane Evertsen Comes Out Against Bill Allowing Voters to Abolish Townships

In a reverse twist on former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado’s push to consolidate townships, newly-elected Chairman Diane Evertsen has sent an email to some Precinct Committeemen calling for opposition to State Rep.David McSweeney’s bill to allow voters … Continue reading

Governors’ Ghost Employees

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER — Illinois comptroller wants to stop governors’ payroll “off-shoring” – Doug Finke http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180308/illinois-comptroller-wants-to-stop-governors-payroll-off-shoring When I saw this article in the State Joural-Register, it brought me back to the time Dan Walker was in office in the … Continue reading

Ives May Have Found Tool to Beat Rauner

Mailboxes, radios and TV sets have been bombarded with extraordinarily misleading ads from Bruce Rauner about his opponent State Rep. Jeanne Ives. They have been effective. I know because Republican Precinct Committeemen and former Committeemen have indicated that they think … Continue reading