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

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Wheeler Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Barbara Wheeler: The Wheeler 64 Report: July 1, 2016 New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year The General Assembly took action on June 30 to … Continue reading

American Conservative Union Praises Area Legislators

The American Conservative Union has rated Illinois legislators for their votes in 2015. Local legislators Dan Duffy and David McSweeney make the top bracket of the list. Karen McConnaughay and Barbara Wheeler gained recognition in the second tier. Democrat Jack … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endorses Dan Wilbrandt for State Representative

Her State Senator Pam Althoff has tossed in $40,000 to the campaign to elect McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon. That was shortly after the teachers’ union called the Illinois Education Association gave Schofield … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Three More Co-Sponsors on Resolution Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney now has 64 sponsors on his House Resolution 890. That’s the one that calls for “no taxes on retirement income.” The three new co-sponsors are André Thapedi Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. La Shawn K. Ford McHenry … Continue reading