McConnaughay, McConchie, Althoff React to Senate Democrat’s Passage of 32% Income Tax Hike

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: McConnaughay Reacts to Budget, Tax Hike Votes SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) offered the following reaction after the Illinois Senate voted to pass a permanent income tax hike and … Continue reading

Senate President Resigning June 30th

Illinois Senate President Christine Radogno announced that she is resigning from the Senate tomorrow. Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement: Statement on Senate Republican Leader Radogno Resignation SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today released the following statement regarding Senate … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Barely Passes Bill to Cut Power of Precinct Committeemen in Party Caucuses

The Illinois General Assembly settled a fight among McHenry Township Republicans Wednesday. Four years ago, insurgent Republicans took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party from followers of long-time power house Al Jourdan, Jr. Members of the former ruling faction … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has Pam Althoff Bill to Prevent Weighted Voting in Party Caucuses on House Floor

State Rep. Barb Wheeler is sponsoring State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 666 in the Illinois House. It would lessen the power of political parties to make rules with regard to voting in party caucuses. Today, she pulled in back … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board President at Looks D155 Finances and at Sen. Pam Althoff’s Pension Bill

From Cary Elementary School District 26 Board President: Given the financial challenges facing D-155 over the next few years, it is imperative that the Board be led by those that will meet those challenges in a fiscally responsible manner. D-155, … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading