Redux of Jack Franks’ Tax Freeze Bill Passes House, Failure Again Predicted in Senate

First to the headline above. When he was State Representative Jack Franks passed a property tax freeze bill.  At the time I predicted that the Senate would not follow suit.  It was just a “headline bill.”  (See “A Property Tax … Continue reading

The 2017 Family PAC Cruise with Ted Cruz

The Family PAC Cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is my favorite fund raiser. People arrive early to get a seat on the main deck. The views are spectacular and I enjoy chatting with people I haven’t seen … 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

Bill to Stop Junior College Presidents’ Golden Parchutes

An email from newly-elected State Rep. Peter Breen of DuPage County: We’ve watched over the past year as the College of DuPage Board of Trustees has taken a beating in the press for scandal after scandal, and the public outcry … Continue reading