Craig Wilcox Kicks Off Fall State Senate Campaign with Bull Valley Golf Club Fundraiser

Hosted by Gary Rabine at the Bull Valley Golf Club, State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox kicked off his fall campaign Thursday night. Rabine characterized Wilcox as the “smartest [McHenry County] Board member” in the Board room. Although he supported Jeanne … Continue reading

Ives May Have Found Tool to Beat Rauner

Mailboxes, radios and TV sets have been bombarded with extraordinarily misleading ads from Bruce Rauner about his opponent State Rep. Jeanne Ives. They have been effective. I know because Republican Precinct Committeemen and former Committeemen have indicated that they think … Continue reading

Electrifying GOP Primary Commercial Continues to Attract Attention

A press release from Jeanne Ives’ for Governor Campaign: GOP State Central Committeeman Chastises GOP Chairman, Supports Ives Ad According to a report in Prairie State Wire, John McGlasson, a member of the Illinois Republican Party’s State Central Committee, is … Continue reading

Republican Governor Candidate Jeanne Ives’s Controversial Commercial Creates Reaction

Video Exposes Rauner’s Anti-Conservative Actions State Rep. Jeanne Ives caused controversy last week after releasing a TV ad which some categorized as “racist”, “sexist” and “transphobic.” But late Sunday Ives’ campaign announced that her campaign received a $2 million contribution … Continue reading

“Crusher” Jeanne Ives Seeking Donations After Rauner Knockout

War Chest After Debate Victory is $500,000 Bigger Thanks to Donation From Conservative Lake Forest Businessman Richard Uihlein Jeanne Ives came out the victor in the Tribune debate against Governor Rauner for the Republican primary. You can read a previous … Continue reading

Jeanne Ives Plays to Those Who Don’t Know How Salary Costs Would Increase If Dual Districts Became Unit Districts

I am so tired of people who don’t do a cost-benefit study before advancing government reorganization proposals. There was Jack Franks, who bragged at the savings of allowing townships to take over township cemetery districts. Yes, there would be some … Continue reading

Redux of Jack Franks’ Tax Freeze Bill Passes House, Failure Again Predicted in Senate

First to the headline above. When he was State Representative Jack Franks passed a property tax freeze bill.  At the time I predicted that the Senate would not follow suit.  It was just a “headline bill.”  (See “A Property Tax … Continue reading