McConnaughay Weighs In on State Aid to Education Amendatory Veto

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Sen. McConnaughay Statement on Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto on School Funding Legislation SPRINGFIELD – Saying all Illinois schools need fiscal stability and certainty, State Senator Karen McConnaughay urged her Senate colleagues to … Continue reading

McConnaughay, McConchie, Althoff React to Senate Democrat’s Passage of 32% Income Tax Hike

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: McConnaughay Reacts to Budget, Tax Hike Votes SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) offered the following reaction after the Illinois Senate voted to pass a permanent income tax hike and … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Trustee Point-Counterpoint

As I take a look at the moves and counter moves involved in the fight over who has the right to appoint the $6,000 a year Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees, I’m taken back to my favorite course … Continue reading

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