McSweeney College Credit Bills Passes Senate

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: General Assembly Approves McSweeney-Connelly Dual-Credit Community College Initiative Springfield, IL…The Illinois Senate today approved a proposal to create the Accelerate College pilot program, an initiative Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored to … Continue reading

McSweeney Bill to Inventory Governments Whose Boards Are Appointed by County Boards Advances

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Committee Advances Cullerton-McSweeney Bill to Promote Local Government Consolidation Springfield, IL…The Illinois House Counties and Townships Committee today approved a proposal to help reduce the number of units of local government … Continue reading

American Conservative Union Praises Area Legislators

The American Conservative Union has rated Illinois legislators for their votes in 2015. Local legislators Dan Duffy and David McSweeney make the top bracket of the list. Karen McConnaughay and Barbara Wheeler gained recognition in the second tier. Democrat Jack … Continue reading

McSweeney Calls for Investigation of McHenry County Clerk’s Office

Here is a letter that State Rep. David McSweeney has sent to the Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections about Mary McClellan’s conduct of the Primary Elections: Charles Scholz Chairman of the Illinois State Board of Elections Charles: … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Three More Co-Sponsors on Resolution Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney now has 64 sponsors on his House Resolution 890. That’s the one that calls for “no taxes on retirement income.” The three new co-sponsors are André Thapedi Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. La Shawn K. Ford McHenry … Continue reading

Wheeler (Not Ours) Makes 60 on David McSweeney’s Anti-Retirement Tax Resolution

State Rep. David McSweeney has been seeking co-sponsors for his House Resolution 890, which “States the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income.” Number sixty on the list of supporters is … Continue reading

McSweeney Goes After Local Governmental Travel Costs

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Rep. McSweeney’s Bill Would Bring More Accountability for Local Government Costs Springfield, Illinois—State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has proposed legislation to eliminate the use of taxpayer funds for entertainment costs and … Continue reading

Vulnerable Appointed Democrat Opposes Pension Tax

When long-time State Rep. Dick Mautino Auditor General, it left a vacancy that was filled by Andy Skoog, former LaSalle County Circuit Clerk. Mautino underwent a withering campaign, barely winning. No wonder Mautino welcomed being appointed to a post with … Continue reading

Wheeler Considers Imposing Retirement Income Tax

The Northwest Herald plunged into the coming income tax hike fight in Monday’s paper. First revealed to the public in a Pioneer Press (owned by the Chicago Tribune) article on October 21st, Republican leaders are considering taxing retirement income. McHenry … Continue reading

McSweeney Builds Coalition Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced a resolution that states the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income. The 31 signing onto the idea follow: Rep. David McSweeney – Brandon W. … Continue reading

No Budget or Tax Hike Before End of Candidate Filing

Can’t remember where I read that Governor Bruce Rauner was saying that there would be no budget until January, but I can tell you why there won’t be a budget and massive tax hike passed before the end of filing … Continue reading

Other Local Legislators Thinking about Rubio

State Rep. Barb Wheeler announced that she was supporting Marco Rubio in the Daily Herald on Monday. I got an explanation, which was posted yesterday. I sent emails to the other Republican legislators representing parts of McHenry County asking if … Continue reading