Skillicorn and Ives Start Yellow Jacket Opposition to Democrats’ MFT Hike Proposal

A press release from State Rep. Anne Skillicorn: Representatives Allen Skillicorn and Jeanne Ives hold yellow jacket rally to oppose gas increase East Dundee, IL – Donning yellow jackets, Representatives Allen Skillicorn and Jeanne Ives spoke out Tuesday against the … Continue reading

Mayors Push for Gas Tax Hike

Algonquin Village President John Schmitt offered the following comment on this post: It is unfortunate that some research was not done before publishing this blog. The Mayors and Village Presidents of the McHenry County Council of Governments does indeed support … Continue reading

New Road Lockbox Constitutional Amendment Being Tested in Cook County

No one thought it worth the money to challenge McHenry County under the Lockbox Constitutional Amendment when Jack Franks took half the salary for his new patronage employee Oliver Serafin from the County Highway Department. See Half-Paid from McDOT Funds, Franks Patronage Worker … Continue reading

Lake in the Hills Seeks Flat or Lower Real Estate Tax Levy for 8th Straight Year

$5,481,687.66 was the amount the McHenry County Treasurer requested from property taxpayers to finance the Village of Lake in the Hills this year. The LITH Village Board is scheduled to ask for the same amount, $5,481,688, according to its agenda … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Appointees Request 88% Toll Tax Hike

First we get a 67% income tax hike, compliments of Democratic Party Governor Pat Quinn. Now, his minions on the Tollway Board are proposing an 88% (I round up) hike in tolls. No one has had the audacity to make … Continue reading

"Lawmaker Attacks Road-Fund Formula"

That’s the headline of Tribune reporter Jon Hilkevitch’s article about Chicago State Senator Martin Sandoval’s press conference taking on the disproportionately low proportion share of Motor Fuel Taxes that the Chicago metropolitan area has been getting since 1999. As I … Continue reading

Manzullo and Abboud find "Crumbs at the bottom of the cookie jar," Summers Says

16th district Green Party congressional candidate Scott Summers writes today about GOP incumbent Don Manzullo’s and Democratic Party candidate Robert Abboud’s “pandering” about a federal Motor Fuel Tax holiday: Gas tax pandering Looks like my Congressional opponents, Don Manzullo and … Continue reading

Manzullo and Abboud find "Crumbs at the bottom of the cookie jar," Summers Says

16th district Green Party congressional candidate Scott Summers writes today about GOP incumbent Don Manzullo’s and Democratic Party candidate Robert Abboud’s “pandering” about a federal Motor Fuel Tax holiday: Gas tax pandering Looks like my Congressional opponents, Don Manzullo and … Continue reading