Skillicorn Responds Negatively to Use of His Name in Robo-Call Without His Permission

An email from State Representative Allen Skillicorn takes offense at his name being used in a robo-call attacking Andrew Gasser‘s candidacy for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner. The robo-call, obviously from supporters of incumbent Bob Miller, went after Gasser’s work to … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler Faces Off Against Allen Skillicorn at Jacobs HS

Someone else will have to tell readers what happened in the comment section, because I was at an Informed Choices banquet in Kildeer Thursday night. The crowd does not seem particularly robust. The two are running to replace retiring State … Continue reading

What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

TV Ad Slams Carolyn Schofield

The following television ad financed by Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles Political Action Committee played on Channel 7 three times from 5 to 7 on Monday night. Twice during local news and once during Wheel of Fortune. That’s what a $63,070 buy … Continue reading

Dan Proft Invests $4,800 More in Skillicorn State Rep. Campaign

Bruce Rauner’s Turnaround Illinois gave $1,818,000 to WIND Talk Show host Dan Proft to use in the upcoming elections. Richard Uihlein previously contributed $2.5 million. The vehicle is a Political Action Committee called Liberty Principles. That PAC has made its contribution to … Continue reading

Bill Brady Visits Crystal Lake

A crowd gathered Tuesday night at the Cottage in Downtown Crystal Lake to meet Republican gubernatorial candidate State Senator Bill Brady. Brady met with McHenry County folks (plus Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn from East Dundee) at the Cottage in Downtown … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s First Quarter Political Contributions, Expenditures

With Independents and Democrats running against Republican Township candidates, I was interested in who got contributions from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman and State Rep. Mike Tryon. The answer is two Grafton Township Republican candidates, one before the primary election … Continue reading

East Dundee Village Trustee Allen Skillcom Endorses Tryon

Allen Skillcom, a Trustee for the Village of East Dundee who lives in the newly-carved 64th state representative district where House Speaker Mike Madigan has gerrymandered Mike Tryon, has endorsed the incumbent. His endorsement follows: “To dispel any rumors, Incumbent … Continue reading