Johnsburg and Antioch Residents Want a Voice on Massive Sewer and Water Rate Increase

From the office of Steve Reick: Reick and Wheeler Petition ICC for Local Hearing on Proposed Utilities, Inc. Rate Hike This week Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) and I sent a letter to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), asking officials … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Defends State Rep. Steve Reick’s Bill Requiring Cost-Benefit Study Before a Township’s Highway Commissioners Abolished

From McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster: Taxpayer to Taxpayer After reading the “thumbs down” opinion (12/23/17 NW Herald), it would be difficult to conclude this is nothing more than a calculated put-down of Rep. Reich’s amendment HB 4160, an … Continue reading

Reick Steps into Township Efficiency Issue

Posted by State Rep. Steve Reick: Rep. Steve Reick Files Legislation to Require Cost Study to Ensure Township Road District Consolidations Save Money State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is hoping to infuse some common sense into the discussion of township … Continue reading

Three Local State Legislators Join Pro-Life Groups to Delay Implementation of Tax Paid Abortions

The following local legislators joined five others in a suit by numerous Pro-Life groups and the Catholic Diocese of Springfield to delay the date state government starts spending money for elective abortions for women on Medicaid and state employees: Rep. … Continue reading

Former Jack Franks’ Staffer Wants to Know Who Signs Steve Reick’s Petition Asking for Veto of House Bill 171

Take a look at this photo from the 2011 McHenry County Fair: The name Parker Happ appears in the cutline of the photo above. Since 2010, Happ has been paid $30,512.70 by Jack Franks’ Political Action Committee. Now, Happ shows … Continue reading

Debate on House Bill 171, the Bill That Will Give Jack Franks More Power Over the McHenry County Board Than Mike Madigan Has Over the Illinois House

McHenry Times, the publication overseen by Dan Proft, wrote an interesting story by Angela Underwood about the floor debate on Jack Franks’ bill to give him more power over McHenry County Board members than Mike Madigan has over Illinois State Representatives. … Continue reading

Steve Reick Reminds Us of Voters’ Rejection of County Executive Form of Government

Here’s a man who believes those who don’t remember history might well relive it. State Rep. Steve Reick has posted the following on his web site: Putting the Brakes on County Board Chairman Excesses I’ve written the following letter to … Continue reading

Steve Reick Calls Out Franks on Springfield End Run Around County Board Rules

Look at this commentary State Rep. Steve Reick posted on his web site: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Go to Springfield to Get Your Way In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have … Continue reading

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

Reick Comment About Sexual Harassment Training after Talking to House Minority Leader

Here’s what Capital Fax reports House Minority Leader Jim Durkin told the publication today about State Rep. Steve Reick: “We asked House GOP Leader Jim Durkin’s office about Reick’s response. “A spokeswoman released a ‘clarifying statemen’ from Reick: ‘There’s a … Continue reading