McSweeney, McConchie, McConnaughay Make Top Tier in American Conservative Union Rankings

The American Conservative Union has released its rankings for Illinois legislators. State Rep. David McSweeney and State Senators Dan McConchie and Karen McConnaughay made the 90% and above category: State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives Steve Andersson, Mike Tryon … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … Continue reading

Legislators Pam Althoff, Steve Andersson Scheduled for Green Drinks Jan. 4th

A press release from the McHenry County Environmental Defenders: GREEN DRINKS MCHENRY COUNTY GATHERING SET FOR January 4 CRYSTAL LAKE – On the first Wednesday of each month, environmentally-minded people gather upstairs at Duke’s Alehouse Kitchen to network and talk about … Continue reading

Wheeler Considers Imposing Retirement Income Tax

The Northwest Herald plunged into the coming income tax hike fight in Monday’s paper. First revealed to the public in a Pioneer Press (owned by the Chicago Tribune) article on October 21st, Republican leaders are considering taxing retirement income. McHenry … Continue reading

McSweeney Builds Coalition Against Taxing Retirement Income

State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced a resolution that states the belief that the Illinois Income Tax Act should not be amended to permit taxing retirement income. The 31 signing onto the idea follow: Rep. David McSweeney – Brandon W. … Continue reading

No Budget or Tax Hike Before End of Candidate Filing

Can’t remember where I read that Governor Bruce Rauner was saying that there would be no budget until January, but I can tell you why there won’t be a budget and massive tax hike passed before the end of filing … Continue reading

Andersson Appointed to Prison Panel

A press release from Congressman Steve Andersson: Andersson Appointed to Behavioral Health Prison Diversion Commission Representative Steve Andersson (R-Geneva) was recently named to the Behavioral Health Prison Diversion Commission. The appointment is effective immediately, and Andersson will join with other … Continue reading

Other Local Legislators Thinking about Rubio

State Rep. Barb Wheeler announced that she was supporting Marco Rubio in the Daily Herald on Monday. I got an explanation, which was posted yesterday. I sent emails to the other Republican legislators representing parts of McHenry County asking if … Continue reading