Steve Reick Raises $1,108,661, Spends $1,108,661 in Winning State Rep. Race Over John Bartman

In the State Representative contest to replace retiring Jack Franks, winner Steve Reick spent $573,065. That’s not counting independent expenditures on his behalf. He raised $564,843. That’s from October through December. Add in the quarter before and one finds the … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Urges Opposition to Legislative Extension of Woodstock Downtown TIF District

Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman, now a candidate for the District 200 School Board, urges readers to contact to their llinois legislators and Governor Bruce Rauner in opposition to the General Assembly’s extension of the alreay 23-year Tax Increment Financing District is … Continue reading

Republicans Partying at Marzonos on Route 31 South of Gary Lang Auto Group

That’s where local Republican candidates will be gathering with the exception of Steve Reick. His party will be at the Pour House in Downtown Woodstock on the street where the movie theater is located. Allen Skillicorn will hold his party … Continue reading

“Independent Real Estate PAC” Endorse Lying Jack Franks and Steve Reick

A Political Action Committee calling itself the “Independent Real Estate PAC” is making robo-calls. It is not a committee registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections, so who knows whose behind it. In any event, the phone call announces … Continue reading

GOP Letter from Dorr Township Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Republican Precinct Committeeman Cyndi Hemauersent sent this letter to her Dorr 7 precinct: October 26, 2016 Dear Neighbor, My name is Cyndi Hemauer and I am your Republican Precinct Committeeman for Dorr 7 and neighbor from Winslow Circle. I … Continue reading

Reick Pulls in Big Checks

One was for $38,000 from the Health Care Council of Illinois PAC. Salaries were also reported paid for Jordan Ryan and Dane Thall. Others are listed below. 10-25-16 $20,000 – Illinois House Victory Fund 10-27-16 $1,500 – Caterpillar Employees PAC 10-27-16 $1,000 – … Continue reading

More Contributions for Bartman from Farm Bureau, Union & Mike Madigan’s Democratic Party

Right before the $200,000 came from Chicago Land Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC, a Political Action Committee related to Operating Engineers Union Local 150, came two contributions from the Illinois Farm Bureau PAC called “Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Fund.” They totaled … Continue reading

Operating Engineers PAC Dumps $200,000 in John Bartman’s Campaign

When the House Republican Organization gave $100,000 to Steve Reick, I wondered if that was a sign of weakness. After all, Democrat John Bartman had just over $30,000 in the bank at the end of September, while Reick had spent … Continue reading