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

Roll Call for Bill to Allow Conservation District to Issue More Non-Referendum Bonds

The House roll call for SB 3341 has now been posted on the Illinois General Assembly web site. You can see it below: Those voting for the bill who represent part of McHenry County are Sponsor Mike Tryon Tim Schmitz, … Continue reading

Tryon Moves Conservation District Tax Hike Bill Out of Committee

On a 9-1 vote, McHenry County State Rep. Mike Tryon has moved Senate Bill 3341, the bill to allow the McHenry County Conservation District to borrow money without a referendum, from the House Revenue Committee. That will, of course, lead … Continue reading

Jack Franks Vote Dips from 64% to 59% in Campaign with Steve Reick

Just got around to reading the Northwest Herald’s takes on the election. The most interesting tidbit was Democratic Party Jack Franks’ comment: “I think people would be happy with a [nearly] 20-point win.” Note that reporter Emily Coleman added the … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Sends Mailing

What you see below arrived today from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee: New GOP Township Chairman Demetri Tsilimigras, who raised most of the money for the mailing, has a message on top of the address side. Then, there is … Continue reading

Tribune Endorsed Incumbents for State Rep.

Yesterday the Tribune endorsed State Rep. David McSweeney. Today, its Editorial Board endorsed State Rep. Jack Franks and Barb Wheeler. No surprises because McSweeney’s and Wheeler’s opponents have been pretty close to invisible. Bill Downs of Cary is running against … Continue reading