McSweeney Gets Three More Co-Sponsors on Resolution Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney now has 64 sponsors on his House Resolution 890. That’s the one that calls for “no taxes on retirement income.” The three new co-sponsors are André Thapedi Eddie Lee Jackson, Sr. La Shawn K. Ford McHenry … Continue reading

Wheeler (Not Ours) Makes 60 on David McSweeney’s Anti-Retirement Tax Resolution

State Rep. David McSweeney has been seeking co-sponsors for his House Resolution 890, which “States the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income.” Number sixty on the list of supporters is … Continue reading

Getting Illinois Fewer Taxpayers

A Chicago Tribune editorial Thursday noted the following: But while the obstructionists pretend that newcomer [Bruce] Rauner is the problem, Illinoisans are voting with their feet. U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that in the most recent measured–July 2014 to July … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation, Including Retirement Benefits

When I looked at the annual compensation provided to McHenry County Board members made readily available by county government, I noticed that pensions and Social Security were not included. Health insurance was included in the figures, but not the taxpayer-financed … Continue reading

Different Approaches to Computer Security Breaches – Advocate Group and McHenry County College

Along with a couple of million other Chicago area residents, I received a letter from Advocate Medical Group’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kevin McCune today. Not being a recent student or employee of McHenry County College, I had to rely … Continue reading

Second Misleading Social Security-Medicare Post Card Sent on Dee Beaubien’s Behalf Last Week from Mike Madigan

When I posted the “David McSweeney will take away Social Security and Medicar”e post card from the Illinois Democratic Party on Dee Beaubien’s behalf, I didn’t know that two had hit the mailboxes last week. I can’t be sure of … Continue reading

Democrats Use National Issues to Promote Dee Beaubien’s State Rep. Campaign

The mailings from Mike Madigan’s Democratic Party of Illinois are getting stranger and stranger. One promoted windmills that anyone with a brain knows that if proposed for her home town of Barrington Hills would cause her neighbors to go ballistic. … Continue reading

Paying for Retirement – Teachers and Other Folk

There is a gentleman named Mike Laird who often comments on teacher pension issues. He got me thinking about compensation. His basic argument is that when the majority of teachers in Illinois pay nothing or under 2% of the 9.4% … Continue reading