Huntley School Board Candidate Lesli Melendy Complains of McHenry County Clerk’s Office Having Misspelled Her Name, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay’s Chief of Staff

Lesli Melendy, running for Huntley School District 158 Board, complained in a letter to the Northwest Herald that McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan spelled her name wrong on the handout about candidates. “I have serious concerns about the McHenry County … 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

McConnaughay Reacts to State of the State Speech

From State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Sen. McConnaughay hopeful after State of the State SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) released the following statement following Governor Bruce Rauner’s third annual State of the State address “Illinois is facing significant … 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

Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power

There was a tie vote at the last meeting of the McHenry County Board. It was whether to “buy now, get approval later, ask forgiveness” vote, to put it in the words of Huntley Board member Jim Kearns. Should the … Continue reading

McConnaughay Praises Term Limits for Senate Leaders

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Sen. McConnaughay applauds Senate rule change imposing term limits SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) issued the following response to a newly adopted Senate Resolution imposing term limits on Senate … Continue reading

McConnauhay Bill Providing State ID to Released Prisoners Sent to Governor

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: McConnaughay proposal to reduce recidivism heads to Governor Measure represents key recommendation of Governor’s criminal justice reform commission SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan criminal justice reform measure sponsored by State Senator Karen McConnaughay … Continue reading

Tryon-McConnaughay Bill Gives Franks More Power as McHenry County Board Chairman

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Legislation that prohibits a countywide-elected county board chair from serving simultaneously as a county board member sent to Governor Rauner SPRINGFIELD—In response to a situation that arose in McHenry County earlier this … Continue reading