Reapportionment the Best Reason to Re-Elect Bruce Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner is ramping up his campaign for re-election. TV ads, fly-arounds, visits with local chambers of commerce, tours of factories, etc. But, why would Republicans want to re-elect him? In McHenry County Rauner showed no concern for the … Continue reading

McConchie Asks for Legislative Action on Reapportionment

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: Sen. McConchie calls on the General Assembly to act following the Supreme Court decision on redistricting initiative Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the following statement regarding the recent … Continue reading

Reick: Remap Decision Bodes Poorly for GOP

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s latest post on his web site: Dance Band on the Titanic There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates … Continue reading

Skillicorn Says Remap Decision Reason for Supporting His Candidacy

A press release from GOP State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn: REMAP STRIKE-DOWN IS ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE SKILLICORN EAST DUNDEE – There are 563,000 reasons to vote for Allen Skillicorn over his Democrat opponent for State Representative. Last night the … Continue reading

Democratic Party-Controlled Illinois Supreme Court Disses Remap Vote

No big surprise here. Mike Madigan poured big money to elect Justice Thomas Kilbride over a decade ago. He won what was a Republican district. Republicans counter-attacked in the southern most district and took it away from St. Clair County … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 25

In an article about Jack Franks deciding to run for McHenry County Board Chairman Reboot’s Madeleine Doubek wrote, He talked about the political games of passing bills only to see them die in the other chamber or somewhere down the … Continue reading

Republican Lose Congressional Remap Case, McHenry County to Lose First Resident Congressman

So, for McHenry County that means Congressman Randy Hultgren will represent all but Algonquin Township and Congressman Peter Roskam will represent that 100,000-person southeastern corner of the County. That’s pending some spectacular campaign by a Democrat in overwhelmingly Republican districts. … Continue reading

Illinois Dems’ Remap Not Good Enough to Attract Re-Election Bid by Democratic Party Congressman Jerry Costello

In the article about President Barack Obama’s declining, but still good poll numbers in Illinois, there were two elements of weakness–the collar counties, about which I wrote, and Downstate. Let’s look at those numbers again: Collar Counties -45-53% unfavorable Downstate … Continue reading