State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 3 – Abortion

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized. My notes are below: 32nd District Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would … Continue reading

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

Karen McConnaughay’s Successor Don DeWitte Sworn In As State Senator

After twenty-four years in public office, State Senator Karen McConnaughay left office for a position in the private secotor. Her successor, Don DeWitte, chosen by the Kane County Republican Party Chairman with the concurrence of his McHenry County counterpartreplaced her … Continue reading

State Senator Karen McConnaughay Resignation Follows Pam Althoff’s by Three Days

Just three days after State Senator Pam Althoff announced her resignation, State Senator Karen McConnaughay will officialy leave ofice. McConnaughay announced earlier that she intended to resign to take a job in the private sector. McConnaughay will be replaced by … Continue reading

Former St. Charles Mayor to Replace Karen McConnaughay as State Senate Candidate

Holding the majority of votes in State Rep. Karen McConnaughay’s State Senate District, Kane County Republican Party Chairman Ken Shepro decided to appoint former St. Charles  City Councilman and Mayor Don DeWitte to replace her. Having a decidedly minority vote in the … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Officially Withdraws from Fall Ballot

Yesterday, State Senator Karen McConnaughay has filed the official paperwork to withdraw her name from the General Election ballot. She was elected to the State Senate in 2012, following multiple terms chairing the Kane County Board. Seeking appointment to fill … Continue reading