McConnaughay and Tryon Criticized for Road Fund Diversion

Part of the deal to cope with the gaping hole that Illinois Democrats passed onto Republican Governor Bruce Rauner resulted in the raiding of various earmarked funds. The Road Fund was one of them. The Democrats have raided it repeatedly … Continue reading

Rauner Offers Ten “Reforms,” One of Which Madigan Will Hate

Bruce Rauner has released eleven pages of suggestions for reforming state government: His ten “key reforms” include: Making government spending more transparent and accountable. Ending the shuttle service and selling state planes. Eliminating political slush funds. I’ll take no salary and … Continue reading

If Congress Should Fly Coach, How about Illlinois Legislators?

ABC Channel 7 is reporting a bill that would require Congressmen to fly coach. How about Illinois State Reps. and Senators? They would have little choice out of Springfield’s Capitol Airport, but I doubt any use it. Instead the legislative … 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

Pro-Life Pig Roast at Irene Napier’s Farm

The annual Pro-Life Pig Roast was held again at Irene Napier’s farm on Valley View Road. There was a goodly crowd of supporters of the Pro-Life position. Old friends renewed acquaintances. Candidates from Lake courted voters. Lake County Republican Bob … Continue reading