One Step Closer for Township Consolidation Legislation

A press release from the Illinois General Assembly: Rep. McSweeney backed legislation enabling voters to eliminate townships in McHenry County advances Springfield, IL – The Illinois House Government Consolidation and Modernization Committee yesterday unanimously advanced State Rep. David McSweeney-backed legislation to make it … Continue reading

Governors’ Ghost Employees

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER — Illinois comptroller wants to stop governors’ payroll “off-shoring” – Doug Finke http://www.sj-r.com/news/20180308/illinois-comptroller-wants-to-stop-governors-payroll-off-shoring When I saw this article in the State Joural-Register, it brought me back to the time Dan Walker was in office in the … Continue reading

McSweeney Goes After Tax-Financed Payoffs for Legislative Sexual Harassers

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Advances Legislation Banning State Funds from Being Used to Silence Sexual Harassment Claims Against Legislators Springfield, IL – The Illinois House Executive Committee approved a measure State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington … Continue reading

Majority of House Say They Oppose Shift of Madigan/Rauner Teacher Pension Cost to Local Taxpayers

When Stae Rep. David McSweeney heard Governor Bruce Rauner say that he favored House Speaker Mike Madigan’s idea to shift the cost of teacher pensions from state government to local school Districts he introduced a resolution in opposition. Resolutions don’t … Continue reading

McSweeney Working to Defeat Rauner-Madigan Teacher Pension Shift to Local Property Taxpayers

State Rep. David McSweeney took up the fight to prevent the enactment of the shift of burden for teacher pensions from state taxpayers to local real estate tax payers. He has introduced House Resolution 27, which “States the opinion of … Continue reading

McSweeney Files Bill Carving Easier Path to Dissolve Townships in McHenry County

McHenry County State’s Attorney Investigating Use of Taxpayer Funds Illinois Policy Institute and the Northwest Herald have reported FOIA requests by McHenry County State’s Attorney seeking financial records from 2013-2017. This comes on the heels of HB4244 introduced by Rep. … Continue reading

David McSweeney Urges Sheriff Bill Prim to Contact U.S. Justice Department re Illegals

State Rep. David McSweeney has urged McHenry County Sheriff to ask advice from the United States Attorney Jeff sessions with regard to how to react to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing into law a bill entitled, “The Trust Act.” Sessions opposed … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Meets Candidates

The Nunda Township Republican Central Committee met Tuesday night. Candidates for next year’s GOP Primary Election made pitches, as did representatives for other officials up for re-election. When I arrived, State Rep. candidate Tom Weber has already spoken. He is … Continue reading

Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding

Starting behind the Algonquin Public Works Building, Governor Bruce Rauner thanked volunteers filling sandbags, announced that Cook County was being added to the list of counties declared disaster areas and, then, moved to the street next to the Fox River. … Continue reading

Two Income Tax Hike “No” Voters React to Veto Override

First, this is what State Rep. Allen Skillicorn has to say: Skillicorn Says ‘Junk Budget’ Fails Illinois SPRINGFIELD – Following votes to override Gov. Rauner’s vetoes of a tax hike and unsustainable budget, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) called … Continue reading