Skala Proposes No Fringe Benefits for County Board Members

In the last Republican Primary election two candidates campaigning on not taking pension and health benefits. They were District 1 candidates Andrew Gasser and David Stieper.  Gasser won the primary and the election, while Stieper lost to incumbent Republican Robert … Continue reading

McSweeney: Beware of “Grand Bargain”

State Rep. David McSweeney was the main speaker at the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee’s free pizza and soft drink party held at Galati’s Hideaway in Cary Saturday evening. After telling of having two bills ready for action on the … Continue reading

Republicans Celebrate Non-Partisan Victories in Woodstock

It was pizza, cake and Joyce Story fudge that Republicans ate at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night. They were celebrating the accomplishments of Republicans who won non-partisan races, such as McHenry County College Trustee. Vice Chairman Andrew Gasser announced that … Continue reading

State Aid to Education – 1974 Reset

In my first session in the Illinois House of Representatives high school teacher Gene Hoffman sponsored the Resource Equalizer State Aid to Education Formula. It passed and I voted for it. The premise was one that property-rich districts found unacceptable. … Continue reading

Member Comments that Led to Recommendation to Abolish Them

McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser has posted the member comments from the last meeting.  The article containing that may be found here. There addressed the topic of nepotism, which was introduced into the meeting by Joe Alger during the … Continue reading