What You Can Do to Stop Higher School Taxes TODAY

Woodstock resident Susan Handlesman offers the following good advice of how you might influence Governor Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that is, if signed, is bound to increase local school taxes: Contact Rauner: Stop schools’ tax cap evasion loophole, … Continue reading

Rauner Discussing Property Taxes in Springfield

Here’s part of what Governor Bruce Rauner is doing today: What: Governor Holds Roundtable to Discuss Lowering Property Taxes and Reforming Illinois with Taxpayers Where: Wiley Office Furniture, 301 E. Laurel St., Springfield Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 Time: 10:30 … Continue reading

The GOP State Convention

A couple of dozen McHenry County Republicans went to the Illinois Republican Convention in Peoria last weekend. The U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wing of the party seems to have stacked the Platform Committee. It voted to get rid of the … Continue reading

Reader Challenges Jack Franks on Property Tax Relief

Yesterday, I quoted Jack Franks from an interview on WLS done by “Big” John Howell. One of the reasons Franks gave for running for the Chairmanship of the McHenry County Board was to “…really work on property tax relief…” A … Continue reading

Rauner Finds State Money for Galesburg Lead Pipe Loan

A press release from Govenror Bruce Rauner: Governor Rauner Announces $4 Million Investment for Lead Service Line Replacement in City of Galesburg Illinois Prioritizing State Revolving Fund to Address Lead Issues SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced a $4 … Continue reading

IFT Settles with Rauner

A press release from Governor Bruce Raunder: Illinois Federation of Teachers Ratifies Four-Year Collective Bargaining Agreement with Rauner Administration SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner issued a statement today following the Illinois Federation of Teachers ratification of four-year collective bargaining agreement: … Continue reading

“Lawmaker ducks potential Rauner-backed challenge”

That’s the headline from the Chicago Tribune’s news feed this morning.  (Strangely, there is nothing in the home delivered Tribune., but an article appears in the paper edition of the Sun-Times for which I can’t find a link.) While State … Continue reading

Jack Franks Kicks Up “Hornet’s Nest”

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax has a story about Saturday’s State Journal-Register story about Jack Frank’s effort to damage McHenry County Board members by stimulating a Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund investigation of whether they qualify. “As we’ve discussed before, Rep. … Continue reading