McSweeney Working to Defeat Rauner-Madigan Teacher Pension Shift to Local Property Taxpayers

State Rep. David McSweeney took up the fight to prevent the enactment of the shift of burden for teacher pensions from state taxpayers to local real estate tax payers. He has introduced House Resolution 27, which “States the opinion of … Continue reading

McSweeney Files Bill Carving Easier Path to Dissolve Townships in McHenry County

McHenry County State’s Attorney Investigating Use of Taxpayer Funds Illinois Policy Institute and the Northwest Herald have reported FOIA requests by McHenry County State’s Attorney seeking financial records from 2013-2017. This comes on the heels of HB4244 introduced by Rep. … Continue reading

David McSweeney Urges Sheriff Bill Prim to Contact U.S. Justice Department re Illegals

State Rep. David McSweeney has urged McHenry County Sheriff to ask advice from the United States Attorney Jeff sessions with regard to how to react to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing into law a bill entitled, “The Trust Act.” Sessions opposed … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Meets Candidates

The Nunda Township Republican Central Committee met Tuesday night. Candidates for next year’s GOP Primary Election made pitches, as did representatives for other officials up for re-election. When I arrived, State Rep. candidate Tom Weber has already spoken. He is … 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

Two Income Tax Hike “No” Voters React to Veto Override

First, this is what State Rep. Allen Skillicorn has to say: Skillicorn Says ‘Junk Budget’ Fails Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Following votes to override Gov. Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and unsustainable budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called … 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

McSweeney Points to Pork in “Compromise” Bill

From State Rep. David McSweeney: I was shocked to see Senator Bill Brady’s recently filed SB 2216 [see more examples than listed below], which is described as “FY 18 Member Initiatives.” Special earmarks lead to wasteful spending and potentially corruption. I … Continue reading