Will Higher Assessments Lead to Higher Taxes?

Real estate assessments are being hiked by 8% in a lot of townships. That has to be scaring people who don’t understand the property tax system. There are two parts to the tax bill: the assessment the tax rate On … Continue reading

Republican Alan Skillicorn Challenges Democrat Nancy Zettler Not To Vote for Mike Madigan for House Speaker

The man running for take State Rep. Mike Tryon’s seat–Alan Skillicorn–is challenging his Democratic Party opponent–Nancy Zetler–to pledge not to support Mike Madigan for House Speaker, if she is elected. Not much chance of that, considering so-called “Independent” Democrat Jack … Continue reading

Recap of Reick Spending to Stay on Ballot, Fend Off Madigan-Franks Stalking Horse

A re-statement of the Steve Reick campaign’s campaign disclosure for the first quarter of the year–the time when fake GOP candidate Jeffrey Lichte was being pushed by Mike Madigan and Jack Franks allies–has been filed. The House Republican Organization and … Continue reading

Gasser Goes After Franks for Breaking Term Limits Pledge, Support of Madigan over 18 Years

McHenry County Board member and Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman had a letter published yesterday in the Northwest Herald. It is published below with the permission of the author: Don’t Let Jack Franks Bring Madigan and Springfield to McHenry County … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 41

A poll by Victory Phones reported on Capitol Fax clearly shows why Democrat Jack Franks is dissociating himself from the leader he has helped elected House Speaker nine times: Q. What is your opinion of Mike Madigan? Favorable 13.2% Unfavorable 71.1% No … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 36

House Speaker Mike Madigan dropped off the fundraising invitations sent out by State Rep. Jack Franks in 2015. My guess is that Franks understood the negative aspect of being associated with the House Speaker for whom he voted nine times. … Continue reading

Jack Franks Kicks Up “Hornet’s Nest”

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax has a story about Saturday’s State Journal-Register story about Jack Frank’s effort to damage McHenry County Board members by stimulating a Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund investigation of whether they qualify. “As we’ve discussed before, Rep. … Continue reading