Unions Complicity in Pension Problems

Frequent McHenry County visitor Allen Skillikorn, an East Dundee Village Trustee, has submitted the following piece on our state’s pension problem: Who’s Really To Blame For Illinois’ Pension Mess? By Allen Skillicorn Let’s go back to May 2005. Rod Blagojevich … Continue reading

Union Dues Bid for Support by Illinois Democratic Governors Thwarted by U.S. Supreme Court

Taking a page from President Barack Obama’s governance by Executive Order, Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered the unionization of all home health care workers in 2003. (No, I am wrong. Blagojevich may have provided an example for Obama to follow.) The … Continue reading

Pressure Remains on Naperville to Cut Pensions & Health Insurance for Part-Time Council

The Chicago Tribune continues to put pressure on the Naperville City Council to remove the fringe benefits that council members receive. This time the Chicago Tribune article is about health insurance for the $12,000 a year, part-time elected officials. The … Continue reading

Double Dipper Accuses Double Dipper of Double Dipping

Those with long memories will remember when Pat Quinn, speaking for the Coalition of Political Honesty, released a list of “double dippers” each year. They were mainly machine Democrats. Lots of state legislators, township and municipal officials. When Quinn started … Continue reading

Zinke Sends Hit Piece, Coordinated with Northwest Herald Article

Very few people have received any direct mail from GOP Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim. Andy Zinke has had three pieces delivered so far. I got the first one, but, since my scanner is not working property, can’t show it to … Continue reading