Tryon Signals Readiness to Vote for Tax Hikes, Others Opposed or More Cautious

Responding to a Democratic Party amendment that would freeze property taxes, retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon asked sponsor John Bradley if he had talked to Governor Bruce Rauner. While the language was the same as the Governor’s Bradley, admitted that … Continue reading

Legislators Financial Resources

With all of the second quarterly campaign finance reports having been filed, I thought readers might be interested in a summary of which legislators and aspirants have how reported how much money available. First the incumbents: State Rep. Steve Andersson … Continue reading

Political Transfer Payments

Ever wonder why unopposed legislative candidates raise money? Let’s look at who legislators gave money during the first half of 2015. One reason Republicans do so is to make contributions to their leaders’ campaign funds. State Rep. Barb Wheeler gave … Continue reading

Jr. College Golden Parachutes Limited

Spurred by the outrageous Golden Parachute given by the outgoing Trustees to the outgoing College of DuPage President, the Illinois General Assembly has sent a bill limited such rewards to one year’s salary. Ex- President Walt Packard’s Golden Parachute came … Continue reading

Carolyn Schofield Running for State Rep. Mike Tryon’s Seat

A press release from McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield: Carolyn Schofield Announces Candidacy for State Representative CRYSTAL LAKE….. McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield has announced she will run for the office of State Representative for Illinois’ 66th Legislative … Continue reading

Is Carolyn Schofield Considering Run for State Rep.?

The following is from new commenter “On Target” appeared under the article about Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka’s having put $100,000 into a new campaign fund in an effort to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon in the General Assembly: Three conservative males … Continue reading

Paul Serwatka Puts $100,000 into State Rep. Race

Newly-elected write-in candidate for Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka seems to have set his sights on the Illinois House of Representatives. Signaling his intention to run for State Representative less than a week after Crystal Lake Republican Mike Tryon announced … Continue reading