Tryon Signals Readiness to Vote for Tax Hikes, Others Opposed or More Cautious

Responding to a Democratic Party amendment that would freeze property taxes, retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon asked sponsor John Bradley if he had talked to Governor Bruce Rauner. While the language was the same as the Governor’s Bradley, admitted that … Continue reading

Legislators Financial Resources

With all of the second quarterly campaign finance reports having been filed, I thought readers might be interested in a summary of which legislators and aspirants have how reported how much money available. First the incumbents: State Rep. Steve Andersson … Continue reading

Political Transfer Payments

Ever wonder why unopposed legislative candidates raise money? Let’s look at who legislators gave money during the first half of 2015. One reason Republicans do so is to make contributions to their leaders’ campaign funds. State Rep. Barb Wheeler gave … Continue reading

Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading