Tobin’s Group Calls for Veto of Althoff-Tryon Tax Hike Bill

A press release from Jim Tobin: Taxpayers Demand Gov. Quinn Veto Property Tax Theft Before recently defeated Gov. Pat Quinn (D) leaves office, taxpayers urge that he veto SB 3341, a bill that passed through the state legislature December 3 … Continue reading

Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

Legislature Set to Override Freedom of Information Restriction Veto

Governments like to keep secrets. It’s an attribute ingrained in the beast. Even outsiders elected to office vowing transparency get pushed in the direction of keeping information from the public. The local governments have gotten together and convinced our state … Continue reading

Second Telephone Poll Last Night

Two nights ago I received a “one-minute poll” from an unidentified source. Just three questions. Last night Susan Anderson called to ask me seven questions. The end of the survey said it was from Communications Express at 618-528-5700. Area code … Continue reading