Fake Republican Opponent of Steve Reick Ducks Debate

Here’s what the McHenry County League of Women Voters member Karen Hutchings has to say about GOP State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s primary election opponent Jeff Lichte’s not being available for its legislative forum: I spoke with Mr. Lichte, and he … Continue reading

Tribune Gets It

I have written periodically of how teacher unions during the 1990’s encouraged legislative leaders to take money governors earmarked for pension payments and put it into current teacher salaries through the State Aid to Education program. Articles on this subject … Continue reading

Hearing Examiner’s Recommendation on Dems Challenge of Steve Reick’s Petitions

In the very worst way Democrats working in the interests of State Rep. Jack Franks didn’t want Republican Steve Reick on the fall ballot. They wanted going on 18-year incumbent Jack Franks to have no serious opponent. They gathered signatures … Continue reading

Next Hearing on Jack Franks’ Ally’s Objection to Steve Reick’s Petition

The State Board of Elections will hold its next hearing on the objection of Woodstock’s Ronald Eck to Republican Steve Reick’s petitions next Wednesday, January 13th, in Chicago at 10 AM. The objection was filed by Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters … Continue reading

“The cowardice of voting present in the Illinois legislature”

That’s the headline in the State Journal-Register out of Springfield. That newspaper editorial was aiming at its local Republican State Representatives. Here’s a paragraph from the editorial: “They punted – plain and simple – on an important vote that would … Continue reading