McConnaughay Seeks Probe of Madigan Patronage Power

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay: McConnaughay calls for independent investigation into Rep. Cassidy’s allegations Springfield, IL… State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) joins several other lawmakers in calling for an investigation following the recent allegations made by … Continue reading

Madigan Holds Enough Votes to Keep Control of Illinois Democratic Party

Only 1 of 13 Progressives Wins Democratic Party State Central Committee Seat The following is from the Chicago Sun-Times: Endorsed by Our Revolution, the grassroots organization the sprouted from Bernie Sanders’ presidential run, Peter Janko is the only progressive candidate … Continue reading

Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page … 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

Rauner Proposes Shifting Teacher Pension Payments to Local Taxpayers

To lessen the ongoing burden of paying pension costs of retired teachers, Governor Bruce Rauner wlll support House Speaker Mike Madigan’s idea to force local school district taxpayers to foot the bill. That’s what the Chicago Tribune is reporting today. … Continue reading

Will Rauner’s Fixation on Mike Madigan Lead to a Veto on Bill to Make Jack Franks a More Powerful Legislative Leader Than Madigan?

An article by Charlie Wheeler in Illinois Issues contains the following sentence: “As candidate filing this week officially kicked off campaign 2018, one might suspect that Rauner’s new mantra is, ‘Vote for me because I’m not Mike Madigan.’” I continue … Continue reading

Steve Reick Offers Another Way for Citizens to Object to Making Jack Franks More Powerful in His Arena Than Mike Madigan Is in Illinois House

From State Rep. Steve Reick: Rep. Reick Launches Petition Drive Urging Gov. Rauner to Veto Bill to Increase Powers of McHenry County Board Chairman State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is asking McHenry County residents to join him in requesting a … Continue reading

Trump Goes for Congressional Jugular on Obamacare Repeal, Rauner Has Similar Pressure Point He Hasn’t Used

People are surprised when they learn that congress critters has better medical coverage than Obamacare. The last person to mention that fact expressed outrage. Now it appears as if President Donald Trump is threatening to remove that very special privilege. … Continue reading