Chicago Aldermen Have Taken Care of Themselves

When I was a freshman State Representative in 1973, State Reps. were paid $17,500. Chicago Aldermen were paid $10,000. Now legislators are paid are paid $67,836, higher if they are a committee chairman or spokesman (which most are). The lowest-paid Chicago … Continue reading

Republican Senators Calling for Legislative Action on Robo-Calls

A press release from the Illinois General Assembly: Suburban lawmakers sponsor legislation to combat robo-calls Springfield, IL… Several suburban Republican senators are calling for legislative action on a bill that would put stricter consequences on those who are behind the … Continue reading

Reick: Remap Decision Bodes Poorly for GOP

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s latest post on his web site: Dance Band on the Titanic There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates … Continue reading

Legislators’ “Cadillac” Health Benefits

State Rep. David McSweeney is featured in an article about legislators’ health insurance in an Illinois Network News article.  (The Illinois News Network is a part of the Illinois Policy Institute.) The headline is GA health benefits cost taxpayers $1.2 … Continue reading

Politicians Tempted to Inflate Accomplishments – Part 2

Yesterday I digressed to relate how I didn’t brag about being an employee of the Executive Office of the President when Lyndon Johnson was in office when I ran for McHenry County Treasurer in 1966. How could that have helped … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Talks about Illinois’ Financial Situation

Below Mike Tryon comments on the economic situation in Illinois: The Next Step in Changing Illinois’ Dismal Economic Forecast Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes is predicting a dismal forecast for Illinois’ economy due to the state’s $4 billion in unpaid … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Talks about Illinois’ Financial Situation

Below Mike Tryon comments on the economic situation in Illinois: The Next Step in Changing Illinois’ Dismal Economic Forecast Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes is predicting a dismal forecast for Illinois’ economy due to the state’s $4 billion in unpaid … Continue reading