McSweeney, McConchie, McConnaughay Make Top Tier in American Conservative Union Rankings

The American Conservative Union has released its rankings for Illinois legislators. State Rep. David McSweeney and State Senators Dan McConchie and Karen McConnaughay made the 90% and above category: State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives Steve Andersson, Mike Tryon … Continue reading

Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power

There was a tie vote at the last meeting of the McHenry County Board. It was whether to “buy now, get approval later, ask forgiveness” vote, to put it in the words of Huntley Board member Jim Kearns. Should the … Continue reading

Tryon-McConnaughay Bill Gives Franks More Power as McHenry County Board Chairman

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: Legislation that prohibits a countywide-elected county board chair from serving simultaneously as a county board member sent to Governor Rauner SPRINGFIELD—In response to a situation that arose in McHenry County earlier this … Continue reading

CL South High School Bleacher Bill Giving Municipalities Zoning Power over Schools Signed

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon: Legislation based on Crystal Lake South bleacher controversy signed into law by Governor Rauner  Springfield, IL… Legislation filed in response to the costly bleacher battle between the … Continue reading

Glenda Miller Holds Fundraiser

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller held a fundraiser at Labemi’s near the Crystal Lake train station. When I arrived the place looked deserted. The reason, I discovered, is everyone was out on the deck in back. With the storm moving … Continue reading

Tryon Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Mike Tryon: New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year SB 2047. Some elements of the package appropriated money so that it could be legally used … Continue reading

Gasser Urges Franks to Renouce $58,600 Pension

Turnabout, apparently, is fair play. During member comments at Tuesday night’s McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser praised GOP County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup’s call for an end to pensions for County Board members. Gasser is one of the … Continue reading

Shift of GOP Power Evident in Mike Tryon Endorsement Piece

Of course, the 2014 Republican Party Convention showed that a significant shift in power had occurred when Sandra Salgado was selected over outgoing Chairman Mike Tryon’s choice–Mark Daniel. But, those in control during the Al Jourdan legacy years still were … Continue reading