Billionaire Dem Candidate Pritzker Backs Term Limits for Legislative Leaders

Well, what do you know? Reading Capitol Fax yesterday, I learned that JB Pritzker has followed Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Danial Biss in supporting Term Limits for Legislative Leaders. As I have reported earlier, the idea was first put into play … Continue reading

Democrat Daniel Biss Supports Term Limits for Legistlative Leaders

Capitol Fax is reported this week that State Senator Daniel Biss, running for Governor as a Democrat, has adopted the proposal that I set forth on the day I announced my 2002 candidacy for Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket: … Continue reading

“Lawmaker ducks potential Rauner-backed challenge”

That’s the headline from the Chicago Tribune’s news feed this morning.  (Strangely, there is nothing in the home delivered Tribune., but an article appears in the paper edition of the Sun-Times for which I can’t find a link.) While State … Continue reading

Algonquin 7 Precinct Results

My precinct is number 7 in Algonquin Township. Going through some stuff, I found the election results from last November’s election. Before I file them I thought I post them. Jim Obeweis won 54% of the vote in Algonquin 7, … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading

Reflections on Pending Passage of Personal Protection Act – Part 2

This is the second part of my reflections on the Appellate Court’s finding the prohibition against carrying guns to protect oneself outside the home to be unconstitutional.  The first part is here. “Controversial” could be used to describe the 2002 … Continue reading

Tribune-WGN Poll Shows Governors’ Races Tightening

As I suggested after I got Mary Pat’s call on behalf of Andy McKenna earlier today, the race for the Republican nomination for governor has narrowed down to three candidates: Andy McKenna – 19% Jim Ryan – 18% Kirk Dillard … Continue reading

DuPage County Board Bans Slot Machines; Will McHenry County Board Follow Suit?

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the DuPage County Board has voted without dissent to ban video poker (read “slot machines”) in unincorporated liquor license holders’ establishments. The annual estimated loss of income is $300,000. DuPage County Board Chairman Bob … Continue reading