Batnick-Skillicorn-McSweeney Introduce Bill to Allow Comptroller to Withhold Legislative Pay

A press release from State Representatives Mark Blatnick and Allen Skillicorn: Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state … Continue reading

Mailing of Constitutional Amendments Would Stop Under Bill McSweeney Passed

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Approves Rep. McSweeney’s Measure to Eliminate Mailing Requirement for Constitutional Amendments Eliminating mail requirement would save $1.3 million each time a Constitutional Amendment is placed on the ballot Springfield, IL – … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading

McSweeney Gains Majority of House Members as Sponsors of Resolution Against Beverage Tax

A press release from the Illinois Beverage Association: Illinois House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Opposes Beverage Taxes 67 House members co-sponsor resolution opposing any new taxes on beverages CHICAGO – State Representative David McSweeney has been joined by 66 fellow members … Continue reading

Skillicorn Responds Negatively to Use of His Name in Robo-Call Without His Permission

An email from State Representative Allen Skillicorn takes offense at his name being used in a robo-call attacking Andrew Gasser‘s candidacy for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner. The robo-call, obviously from supporters of incumbent Bob Miller, went after Gasser’s work to … Continue reading

David McSweeney Chafes at Use of His Name in Robo-Call Criticizing Andrew Gasser

Got a phone call shortly after I posted this article: Robo-Call Attacks Andrew Gasser on Tax Referendum Vote article on the attack robo-call It was from State Rep. David McSweeney, about to leave for Springfield. “I did not authorize anyone … Continue reading

Robo-Call Attacks Andrew Gasser on Tax Referendum Vote

It’s robo-call attack time in the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner’s contest being held on February 28th. First out of the box were supporters of long-time incumbent Bob Miller. The attack is on the signature issue of opponent, McHenry County Board … Continue reading

McSweeney, McConchie, McConnaughay Make Top Tier in American Conservative Union Rankings

The American Conservative Union has released its rankings for Illinois legislators. State Rep. David McSweeney and State Senators Dan McConchie and Karen McConnaughay made the 90% and above category: State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives Steve Andersson, Mike Tryon … Continue reading

McSweeney Goes One Step Beyond Not Taking a Legislative Pension, Bill to End for New Members

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: David McSweeney Introduces Bill to Eliminate Legislative Pensions Cary, IL – State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) has again introduced a measure to eliminate legislative pensions for all new members of the … Continue reading

Trump Takes Cary-Grove High School Mock Election

Not only has Donald Trump and the rest of the Republicans down to State Representative achieved victory in the McHenry High School District Mock Election, but they have also done so at Cary-Grove High School. Results can be seen below: … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading