State Chairman Addresses McHenry County Republicans

Tim Schneider, the new Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party revved up the troops, Tuesday night at the Woodstock VFW. Stan Bond, the State Central Committeeman from the 14th Congressional District (Randy Hultgren’s) and Brian Colgan, Peter Roskam’s 6th District Committeeman … Continue reading

Rauner Offers Ten “Reforms,” One of Which Madigan Will Hate

Bruce Rauner has released eleven pages of suggestions for reforming state government: His ten “key reforms” include: Making government spending more transparent and accountable. Ending the shuttle service and selling state planes. Eliminating political slush funds. I’ll take no salary and … Continue reading

If Congress Should Fly Coach, How about Illlinois Legislators?

ABC Channel 7 is reporting a bill that would require Congressmen to fly coach. How about Illinois State Reps. and Senators? They would have little choice out of Springfield’s Capitol Airport, but I doubt any use it. Instead the legislative … Continue reading

Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Now Has 83% Support

Back in the spring of 2002, at a press conference in Jim Tobin’s National Taxpayers United of Illinois office, he and I held our first press conference in our Libertarian Party quest for the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s Office. The … Continue reading

Ex-Crystal Laker Don Udsteun Surfaces in Latest RTA Report

Don Udstuen was a lobbyist for the Illinois State Medical Society, ultimately rising to the well-paid post of heading up the Society’s medical malpractice company. On the Metra Board representing McHenry County, he was caught up in a bribery scheme … Continue reading

Video Ad Aims at Democrat Jack Franks

State Rep. Jack Franks has told folks that he will vote to put the so-called millionaire’s tax Constitutional Amendment dreamed up by House Speaker Mike Madigan on the balloty. Seventy-one votes are needed to pass the Illinois House and there … Continue reading