Althoff-McConnaughay Bill to Allow MCCD 50% Tax Hike with Referendum Passes 46-0

The bill that will allow the McHenry County Conservation District to hike corporate fund taxes 50% passed without opposition in the Illinois Senate. State Rep. Mike Tryon is the House sponsor. Tomorrow: Why the tax referendum will pass. … Continue reading

Althoff Passed Bill for Conservation District to Sell Non-Referendum Bonds 48-0

The following new language in Senate Bill 3341 passed 48-0. It was sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay. 7 (b-5) For the purpose of development of real property, all 8 or a portion of which has been … Continue reading

Althoff Lobbying County Board for MCCD Tax Hike Support

At the last meeting of the McHenry County Board, two resolutions of support for changing legislation that would allow for the Conservation District to sell non-referendum bonds raise its corporate tax rate 50% (with referendum approval) were tabled because they … Continue reading

County Board Set to Encourage McHenry County Conservation District Tax Hikes Tuesday

My computer has been out of action while bills under the sponsorship of State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay have worked their way to the Senate floor. The McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday morning on supporting two bills … Continue reading

Patriots United Target Sex Trafficking

Last Saturday morning Patriots United held a breakfast attended by hundreds. Tables even overflowed into the exhibit room. I didn’t get a chance to take notes because I got drafted to take photos. One of these days, I’ll get around … Continue reading

American Conservative Union Ranks Illinois Legislators

State Senators Dan Duffy and Jim Oberweis (mentioned because he is a candidate for U.S. Senator in the GOP primary) were given a 100% ranking on the 2013 scorecard of the American Conservative Union. David McSweeney, Tim Schmitz and Barbara … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

Slots That Aren’t Defined as Slots Might Be Coming Our Way

The new slot machine legislation going into effect on New Year’s Day goes under the label of “sweepstakes.” The Tribune’s Joseph Ryan has written a major story on what most legislators probably thought was a  minor bill. Let’s test that … Continue reading