Senator Terry Link Pledges Township Abolition Bill Will Pass Again and Likely Be Signed by Governor JB Pritzker

Calling former Governor Bruce Rauner “hypocritical” for vetoing the township abolition bill, State Senator Terry Link,also Chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party, says the bill will pass again and be signed by Governor JB Pritzker. The bill had two … Continue reading

McSweeney Re-Introduces Township Abolition by Referendum Bill for McHenry County

The Illinois News Network‘s take on Governor Bruce Rauner’s killing of State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to allow taxpayers to petition for referendums to abolish township government: After veto from Rauner, lawmaker plans to re-file consolidation bill again this spring … Continue reading

McSweeney’s McHenry County Township Abolition by Referendum Bill Sent to Governor

The Illinois General Assembly reports that State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637 was sent to Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. So speculation that the bill might be rolled over to the next General … Continue reading

Township Abolition by Referendum, Gun Store Licensing and Gas Tax Hike Bills Could Provide Constitutional Test

With a new Illinois General Assembly being sworn in before a new Governor takes office, it appears that sponsors of legislation current Governor Bruce Rauner might not sign will be tossed to a more favorable Governor JB Pritzker by the … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Opposes Legalization of Recreational Pot

The following letter was sent by McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally to legislators who will represent McHenry County next year: I am writing to offer my basis for opposing the expected legislation legalizing cannabis for recreational use in Illinois. … Continue reading

Rep. Steve Reick Offers Theory for Rep. David McSweeney’s Delay in Sending Township Abolition Bill to Governor

State Rep. Steve Reick offers the following hypothesis for State Rep. David McSweeney’e delay in sending his House Bill 4617 to Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill would allow voters in any McHenry County township to petition for a referendum to … Continue reading

Steve Reick Weighs in On McSweeney’s Frank(s)enstein

McSweeney’s “Frank(s)enstein Posted on November 21, 2018 by WordPress.com Support McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is on record as supporting Representative David McSweeney’s Township consolidation bill (H.B. 4637), saying that “We want to be a laboratory for the state.”This may make for a … Continue reading

McSweeney’s Township Consolidation Bill Approved by the General Assembly

Illinois State Representative David McSweeney issued a press release today on the passage of his bill to eliminate townships.  You can read it below. General Assembly FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2018 Contact: Rep. David McSweeney 847-516-0052‎ McSweeney’s Township Consolidation … Continue reading

Rauner Bans Nepotism, McSweeney Bill Banning of Payment of Legislative Hush Money in Sexual Harassment Cases

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Rauner abolishes 53 inactive boards, commissions; prohibits nepotism in state hiring Cites steps as improvements in ethics, transparency, efficiency CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued executive orders eliminating 53 boards and commissions … Continue reading

McSweeney Bill Prohibiting Tax Dollars for Legislative Sexual Harassment Payouts Signed

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Bill Prohibiting State-Funded Sexual Harassment Payoffs Now Law Springfield, IL –Taxpayers in Illinois can now rest easy knowing state money will not be used to protect state legislators from sexual harassment … Continue reading