Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Gets $1,000 from Electric Untility Ameren

There’s a game of disinformation that the two electric utilities play in Illinois. Com Ed makes contributions to legislators in southern Illinois and Ameren gives money to state representatives and senators in northern Illinois. I guess these power companies (pun … 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

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