Another Conservative Blast at Pat Quinn’s 75% Tax Hike

This time from Paul Caprio, Executive Director of Family PAC. Here it is: FAMILY-PAC BLASTS QUINN TAX HIKE PROPOSAL Paul Caprio, Director of Family-Pac, today called proposals by Democratic leadership in Springfield to increase the state individual income tax by … Continue reading

2010 Family PAC Cruise – Part 2

Yesterday, I started telling you about my annual Family PAC cruise. I ended that installment before we boarded the boat. Before walking up the gangplank, I got a couple more politicians’ photos. Next was Randy Hultgren. I met Rich Morthland … Continue reading

2010 Family PAC Cruise – Part 1

It was August 10th and we were off to the annual Family PAC cruise. As usual, I took pictures of Kennedy Expressway traffic and CTA trains. And, once in Chicago, skyscrapers. Pretty amazing the shots one can get from a … Continue reading

Bicyclists Get Special “Share the Road” License Plate, “Choose Life” License Plate Supporters Get Shaft from Jack Franks

Why not? I saw one from another state on our vacation in June, but the photo didn’t turn out. July 5th, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to allow “Share the Road” license plates. A minimum of 1,000 would have … Continue reading

Local State Reps Back Dillard and Hynes

Happened upon the endorsement of State Senator Kirk Dillard by Crystal Lake’s State Rep. Mike Tryon. If anything has been made of it, except listing it on Dillard’s web site in a press release announcing that the Sangamon County Republican … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 6

This is article number 6 that McHenry County Blog has published about the people who attended Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. In the first, U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. The rest are … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 5

This is the sixth article McHenry County Blog has published about Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. In the first, U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. Coburn was on the Senate committee considering the … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 4

So far, McHenry County Blog has published four articles on Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. The first was about U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. The rest are full of pictures of participants: … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 3

This is a delayed third part of my view of Paul Caprio’s August 11th Family PAC cruise. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. A story about guest of honor Oklahoma U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s views on … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 2

This is the second in a series of posting about the folks I saw on Family PAC’s summer cruise on the Chicago River. You can find the first here. Here’s U.S. Senator Thomas Coburn’s thoughts on health care reform. Vernon … Continue reading

Senator Tom Coburn Dissects Democrats Health Care Bill for Family PAC Cruise

Oklahoma United States Senator Tom Coburn was in Chicago Tuesday night as the featured speaker for Paul Caprio’s Family PAC’s annual cruise. Having heard people senior to myself question whether the real purpose of the bill was to withhold expensive … Continue reading