The 2017 Family PAC Cruise with Ted Cruz

The Family PAC Cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is my favorite fund raiser. People arrive early to get a seat on the main deck. The views are spectacular and I enjoy chatting with people I haven’t seen … Continue reading

Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding

Starting behind the Algonquin Public Works Building, Governor Bruce Rauner thanked volunteers filling sandbags, announced that Cook County was being added to the list of counties declared disaster areas and, then, moved to the street next to the Fox River. … Continue reading

Two Income Tax Hike “No” Voters React to Veto Override

First, this is what State Rep. Allen Skillicorn has to say: Skillicorn Says ‘Junk Budget’ Fails Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Following votes to override Gov. Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and unsustainable budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Trustee Point-Counterpoint

As I take a look at the moves and counter moves involved in the fight over who has the right to appoint the $6,000 a year Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees, I’m taken back to my favorite course … Continue reading

Skillicorn Blasts NIU President’s Golden Parachute

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Skillicorn Calls NIU Pres. Huge Severance Package Ridiculous CRYSTAL LAKE – State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says the lavish severance package announced for outgoing Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker is … Continue reading

Skillicorn Supports Legislation Allowing TIF Money to Go to Schools

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Skillicorn Pushes TIF Reform and Transparency for Taxpayers CRYSTAL LAKE – Last week, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) joined with colleagues in the Illinois House of Representatives to pass legislation to … Continue reading