State Representative Barb Wheeler Takes to Facebook to Spur Common Core Debate

Admittedly, I have not followed common core too closely. McHenry County Blog did report on Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Common Core event at MCC. Here’s what Crystal Lake Grade School District 47 thinks of the Common Core standards. Now State Representative Barbara … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Taking on Abortion, DUI, Jail Pot & Rape

State Rep. Barbara Wheeler skipped the Springfield Inauguration of statewide officials Monday to attend to family affairs. That’s probably why she found time to answer my question as to what she had in mind for her second legislative session. First … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Maintains His Tax Hiking Reputation

Appointed in 2009 when predecessor Rob Blagojevich was impeached, Governor Pat Quinn stood for election. Right after his only election, Quinn convinced losing Democrats to increase the state income tax by 67%. Lots of them got cushy state jobs. Now … Continue reading

Have You Missed the Articles on the Conservation District Tax Hike?

OK.  The holidays are over and it’s time to think about protecting your pocket book so you can pay Christmas bills now and in the future. This spring the McHenry County Conservation District sought permission to raise taxes from the … Continue reading

Softening the Image of Tax Hike Goal of Conservation District

When I discussed the impact of Senate Bill 3341 with one its sponsors, I was told that out tax bill would not go up if more non-referendum bonds were issued pursuant to the legislation now awaiting signature on Govenror Pat … Continue reading

Still Time to Ask Quinn to Veto the MCCD Tax Hike Bill

Friend of McHenry County Blog Susan Handelsman gave me permission to reprint this recent letter of hers to the Northwest Herald: I feel like identity thieves pulled a cash-out refinancing of my home and took the cash for themselves. I will … Continue reading