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

Althoff Comments on FOIA Modification Bill She Sponsored

From State Senator Pam Althoff: In response to recent e-mails and phone calls I have received regarding my yes vote on House Bill 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation, will in fact, increase access to public records … Continue reading

Dan Duffy Gets Big Boost in Campaign Against Red Light Cameras

State Senator Dan Duffy has a long-standing campaign against Red Light Cameras. He, among may others concluded that their installation was for raising revenue, not reducing accidents. Now a $14,000 study financed by the Chicago Tribune has added significant weight … Continue reading

Notes on the Wednesday Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting

Observations by a friend of McHenry County Blog of the Oakwood Hills citzens meeting Wednesday night: 1. Political participants on side of opposition got lots of love tonight from over 300 in attendance. Message conveyed that if plant gets its … Continue reading