Legislature Passes Bill To Give Jack Franks Total Power Over Appointment of Committee Chairmen and Membership

After 43-3-3 approval of a Jack Franks-initiated bill in the Illinois Senate, in lickty-split action this week in Springfield, Democrats in the Illinois House pushed House Bill 171, originally introduced az a shell bill by House Speaker Mike Madigan, through on … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler “On Verge of Tears” at Rauner’s Signing Pro-Abortion Bill, Pam Althoff Opposed to Taxpayer Funding

State Rep. Barb Wheeler provided her reaction to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing of the bill forcing taxpayers to fund abortions for Medicaid recipients and state employees to the Illinois News Network: “I’m just sickened by his decision to sign House … Continue reading

Unnamed “Has Been Blogger” Credited with Using “Fake News” to Drive State Reps. Out of Office

Woodstock resident Elliot Cassidy, who wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald. In an email he gave me permission to re-publish his letter. Cassidy says I am the reason that State Rep. Mike Tryon stepped down and State Rep. … Continue reading

Pam Althoff Stikes Back at McHenry Township GOP, Which Did Not Nominate Her Favorites

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Althoff law ends the weighted voting system in McHenry County Springfield, IL… Legislation [Senate Bill 666] sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), which ends the weighted voting system used in Township … Continue reading

Althoff, Andersson, McConnaughay and Wheeler Get 100% Environmental Score Card

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Sen. Althoff honored for 100% pro-environment voting record Springfield, IL… State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) has been honored with a perfect voting record by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), which released its … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Barely Passes Bill to Cut Power of Precinct Committeemen in Party Caucuses

The Illinois General Assembly settled a fight among McHenry Township Republicans Wednesday. Four years ago, insurgent Republicans took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party from followers of long-time power house Al Jourdan, Jr. Members of the former ruling faction … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has Pam Althoff Bill to Prevent Weighted Voting in Party Caucuses on House Floor

State Rep. Barb Wheeler is sponsoring State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 666 in the Illinois House. It would lessen the power of political parties to make rules with regard to voting in party caucuses. Today, she pulled in back … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Gains Attention with Drinking Age Increase Bill for 18-21 Year Olds, As Long As with Parents

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Phil Kadner, who was previously with the Daily Southtown, wrote an article about State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s bill to allow teenagers 18 and over to drink alcohol, as long as their parents are present. That’s the law … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

McSweeney, McConchie, McConnaughay Make Top Tier in American Conservative Union Rankings

The American Conservative Union has released its rankings for Illinois legislators. State Rep. David McSweeney and State Senators Dan McConchie and Karen McConnaughay made the 90% and above category: State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives Steve Andersson, Mike Tryon … Continue reading