McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading

Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Make It Harder for School Districts to Get Rid of Unfunded Mandates

Here’s the veto message from Governor Bruce Rauner on House Bill 1262 sponsored by Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie and Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant: Today I veto House Bill 1262 from the 100th General Assembly, which walks back the progress that was … Continue reading

Governor Amendatorily Vetoes Marengo Rescue Squad Referendum Tax Hike Bill, Says Taxpayers Should Be Able to Cut Taxes, Too

Governor Bruce Rauner today amendatorily vetoed Senate Bill 2297 sponsored by State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Steve Reick to allow voters to cut as well as raise taxes. As originally passed, the bill would have authorized putting on … Continue reading

State Rep. Candidate Tom Weber Polls

Typing an article Saturday afternoon, I received an automated poll from, I would guess, Republican State Rep. candidate Tom Weber. Here are the questions/topics: Voting likelihood Party affiliation Satisfaction with direction state is taking Favorability of following candideates Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

Replacing State Rep. Nick Sauer

The big question in the Barrington area is who will replace disgraced State Rep. Nick Sauer in the Illinois House of Representatives. Our sources say that Governor Bruce Rauner’s favorite is Barrington Mayor Karen Darch. Also applying is Helene Walsh, … Continue reading

GOP Seeks Volunteers

A message from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: Rauner Volunteers Needed As you know, the Rauner team is using our Headquarters office for their campaign volunteers to get out the McHenry County vote. This coming Saturday, July 21st, … Continue reading

Red Flag Gun Control Bill Signed, Along with 72-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Roll Calls

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner signs emergency “red flag” gun law, enacts 72-hour waiting period for all gun purchases Vows to veto gun dealer licensing bill again; urges action on broad public safety plan CHICAGO (July … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Applauds Signing of Ethics Bill, Outlines Additional Needed Reforms

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay:: Gov. signs ethics reform bill, McConnaughay says more still needs to be done Springfield, IL… State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) applauds the Governor for signing House Bill 138 today, which improves … Continue reading