State Aid To Education Bill Signing Statements

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner signs historic education funding reform bill Compromise legislation includes equitable funding for districts, more school choice for families CHICAGO (Aug. 31, 2017) – Flanked by school children and legislative leaders, Gov. … Continue reading

The 2017 Family PAC Cruise with Ted Cruz

The Family PAC Cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is my favorite fund raiser. People arrive early to get a seat on the main deck. The views are spectacular and I enjoy chatting with people I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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