Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding

Starting behind the Algonquin Public Works Building, Governor Bruce Rauner thanked volunteers filling sandbags, announced that Cook County was being added to the list of counties declared disaster areas and, then, moved to the street next to the Fox River. … Continue reading

McConnaughay, McConchie, Althoff React to Senate Democrat’s Passage of 32% Income Tax Hike

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: McConnaughay Reacts to Budget, Tax Hike Votes SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) offered the following reaction after the Illinois Senate voted to pass a permanent income tax hike and … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Trustee Point-Counterpoint

As I take a look at the moves and counter moves involved in the fight over who has the right to appoint the $6,000 a year Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees, I’m taken back to my favorite course … Continue reading

McConchie Bill Would Allow Tax Districts to Take Credit for Tax Cuts

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation providing transparency to property taxpayers passes Senate Springfield, IL… The Illinois Senate has recognized the importance of providing property taxpayers with some practical transparency, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), … Continue reading

McConchie Wants to Give Credit to Governments That Cut Taxes

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation would help taxpayers know when local governments cut their property tax bill Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) has sponsored practical transparency legislation that would clearly outline for taxpayers when … Continue reading

Batnick-Skillicorn-McSweeney Introduce Bill to Allow Comptroller to Withhold Legislative Pay

A press release from State Representatives Mark Blatnick and Allen Skillicorn: Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading