Tom Cross Votes for Gay Marriage Bill, Follows in Judy Baar Topinka’s Footsteps

State Rep. and former House Republican Minority Leader Tom Cross and now candidate for the Republican nomination for State Treasurer was in Crystal Lake on Monday night. Then he was off to Springfield, learning how long it takes local legislators … Continue reading

Topinka, Rutherford, Dillard, Brady Headline McHenry County GOP Play Day

While all four Republican candidates for Governor were expected to make appearances at the McHenry Country Club Wednesday, only three turned up.  Missing was Bruce Rauner. Bill Brady made a late morning appearance well before the four o’clock cocktail hour … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Characterizes Potential Gubernatorial Opponents, etc., on WTTW

Pretty amazing that a losing Congressional candidate would be interviewed by liberal commentator Carol Marin, but on Wednesday night, there was Joe Walsh, all alone, answering her questions on WTTW. Under the posted interview is the following explanation: “National star … Continue reading

More Potential Candidates for GOP Nod in the 33rd Senate District

Yesterday, I speculated on the rumor that Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay would leave that powerful post and run in the vacant 33rd State Senate District. As sometimes happens with such articles, more information is offered by those who … Continue reading

Franks Has $476,000, $56,000 in New Contributions from Planned Parenthood, Judy Baar Topinka, Dan Cronin, 9 of 99 Identified Contributors from McHenry County

The latest campaign finance reports are in and Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks has $475,713.01 I the bank. That’s as of the end of March, 2011 He has a burn rate of over $12,000 a month. He raised about … Continue reading

Pension Winners in the General Assembly Retirement System

Jim Tobin’s National Taxpayers United of Illinois has revealed the top 50 pensions for the General Assembly Retirement Fund. It doesn’t have many pensioners, but the legislative retirement fund has some big payouts. Part of the reason is that statewide … Continue reading

Conservative Blogger, WLS Radio Show Host Tom Roeser Endorses Libertarian Julie Fox

Former Quaker Oats lobbyist, now blogger and Sunday night WLS-Radio talk show host, Tom Roeser is endorsing Libertarian Julie Fox for State Comptroller. Julie was one of my running mates when I ran on the Libertarian Party ticker to Governor … Continue reading