More Election Humor from Bull Valley

Veterans and union members put up this display in support of Congressman Randy Hultgren’s, State Senator Craig Wilcox’ and McHenry County Board members John Jung’s and Michael Rein’s elections this fall. There is also support for the referendum to put … Continue reading

Hultgren Goes After Single Payer Health Plan Supported by Opponent Underwood

From Congressman Randy Hultgren: Hultgren Airs Second Ad of 2018 Election Geneva, IL – Randy Hultgren, who is running for re-election this November as Representative for the 14th Congressional District, has aired his second television ad of this campaign season. … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading

Mike Madigan Faces Federal Lawsuit that Could Have Been Filed against Jack Franks

When Jack Franks was running for re-election in 2016 (before he dropped out to run for McHenry County Board Chairman), an identified Democrat filed for State Representative in the Republican Primary Election to run against Steve Reick. House Speaker Mike … Continue reading

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