Oakwood Hills Power Plant Secret Meetings Prompt Reform Bill

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: New Changes to Open Meetings Act Provides Greater Government Transparency Springfield, IL – Legislation aimed at making reporting violations of the Open Meetings Act more reasonable and accommodating is headed to the Governor’s desk, … Continue reading

Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading

McSweeney Reaffirms Opposition to Shifting Teacher Pension Burden to Property Tax

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Says Supreme Court Pension Decision Means Opposition to Cost Shift Needed More Than Ever‎ Cary, IL… In response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the state’s pension reform … Continue reading

McSweeney Passes Township Tax Freeze

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Agrees Illinois Needs McSweeney’s Property Tax Relief Bill Springfield, IL…. The Illinois House of Representatives today approved Rep. David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) legislation to provide property tax relief for Illinois residents. The … Continue reading

McSweeney Bill to Freeze Township Public Aid Taxes on House Floor

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Rep David McSweeney’s Property Tax Relief Bill Moves Forward Springfield, IL… The Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee unanimously advanced legislation yesterday aimed at giving Illinois residents some much-needed property tax relief … Continue reading

FRG Red Light Camera Endangered by McSweeney Bill

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Committee Passes McSweeney Bill Banning Red Light Cameras Springfield, IL… State Representative David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) bill banning red light cameras will advance to the House Floor after the House Cities and Villages Committee … Continue reading