State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 2 – Recreational Marijuana

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to whether the use of marijuan for recreational use should be legalized. I did not take verbatim notes, by the way. … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 1 – Taxing Retirement Income

Rather than staying up late tonight to write a comprehensive article on the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats, I think I’ll do separate articles on varioius questions. First up, whether they would tax … Continue reading

Multi-Year Auto and Trailer Licensing Authorized, No Savings to Motorists, Except Convenience

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: Motorists can purchase multi-year vehicle registration starting in 2021 Springfield, IL… Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday, sponsored by State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) and State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), giving … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 16 – Tom Georges

Walking slightly behind the Drew Georgi entry in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade was Tom Georges. He looked like a candidate, so I asked him what he was running for. “State Senate” was the answer. He is running against incumbent … Continue reading

Republicans Gather at CL’s Pablo’s to Raise Money, Meet Candidates

Nelwy-elected Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Glen Swanson hosted a fundraiser at Pablo’s in Crystal Lake Thursday night. The entrance fee was $35 apiece. There were no cut rates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. Legislators attended. State Senator Dan McConchie and … Continue reading

BGA Supports McSweeney Abolish McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill

Looking at an email from the Better Government Association, I found an endorsement of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637, of fifteen bills the organization is supported. The email describes the bill like this: HB 4637: Allows the board … Continue reading

McConchie Multi-Year Vehicle Registration Bill Passes without Dissent

A press release from David McSweeney: Senate passes McConchie legislation allowing for multi-year vehicle registration Springfield, IL… Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time would provide a convenience and save … Continue reading

Internet Sales Tax Hike Advances with Support of Local State Senators – Roll Call

Former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger must be smiling. His family operated a furniture store in Downtown Elgin and took up the cause of charging sales tax on goods purchased over the internet from other states. Ironically, it was a U.S. … Continue reading

Governor Rauner’s Budget Address

Governor Bruce Rauner outlined his budget today. Governor urges pension reform, $1 billion tax cut FY19 budget to fund top priorities through expense control, cost shifts SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today urged the Illinois General Assembly to make … 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