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

Reapportionment the Best Reason to Re-Elect Bruce Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner is ramping up his campaign for re-election. TV ads, fly-arounds, visits with local chambers of commerce, tours of factories, etc. But, why would Republicans want to re-elect him? In McHenry County Rauner showed no concern for the … Continue reading

Rauner Speaks to $100 a Plate Dinner for McHenry County GOP

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner last nigth. I had planned to attend, but had not fixed the date in my head. When I received the information about Governor Bruce Rauner’s schedule for yesterday and … Continue reading

Rauner Signs Bill He Hopes Will Cut Prison Population by 25 Percent

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Rauner Signs Legislation to Improve Illinois’ Criminal Justice System Legislation includes parts of recommendations by the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today, joined … Continue reading

Another Union Settles with Rauner

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Fraternal Order of Police-Command Council and Rauner Administration Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today the Administration has reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order … Continue reading

Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power

There was a tie vote at the last meeting of the McHenry County Board. It was whether to “buy now, get approval later, ask forgiveness” vote, to put it in the words of Huntley Board member Jim Kearns. Should the … Continue reading