Pat Quinn Maintains His Tax Hiking Reputation

Appointed in 2009 when predecessor Rob Blagojevich was impeached, Governor Pat Quinn stood for election. Right after his only election, Quinn convinced losing Democrats to increase the state income tax by 67%. Lots of them got cushy state jobs. Now … Continue reading

Have You Missed the Articles on the Conservation District Tax Hike?

OK.  The holidays are over and it’s time to think about protecting your pocket book so you can pay Christmas bills now and in the future. This spring the McHenry County Conservation District sought permission to raise taxes from the … Continue reading

Softening the Image of Tax Hike Goal of Conservation District

When I discussed the impact of Senate Bill 3341 with one its sponsors, I was told that out tax bill would not go up if more non-referendum bonds were issued pursuant to the legislation now awaiting signature on Govenror Pat … Continue reading

Reader Compares Althoff-Tryon Tax Hike Bill to Horse Race

Reader Susan’s mind is really occupied with Senate Bill 3341, the legislation successfully sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay in the upper house and State Representative Mike Tryon in the lower house. Here is her comparison of … Continue reading

MCCD Admits Tax Hike Bill “Expands the District’s Authority to Incur Additional Debt”

Those who don’t read the comments under articles often miss a great expansion of the information available on the subject. Take, for example, the articles on Pam Althoff’s, Karen McConnaughay’s and Mike Tryon’s Senate Bill 3341. That’s the bill that allows … Continue reading

Althoff Comments on FOIA Modification Bill She Sponsored

From State Senator Pam Althoff: In response to recent e-mails and phone calls I have received regarding my yes vote on House Bill 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation, will in fact, increase access to public records … Continue reading

Roll Call for Bill to Allow Conservation District to Issue More Non-Referendum Bonds

The House roll call for SB 3341 has now been posted on the Illinois General Assembly web site. You can see it below: Those voting for the bill who represent part of McHenry County are Sponsor Mike Tryon Tim Schmitz, … Continue reading