BGA Supports McSweeney Abolish McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill

Looking at an email from the Better Government Association, I found an endorsement of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637, of fifteen bills the organization is supported. The email describes the bill like this: HB 4637: Allows the board … Continue reading

McConchie Multi-Year Vehicle Registration Bill Passes without Dissent

A press release from David McSweeney: Senate passes McConchie legislation allowing for multi-year vehicle registration Springfield, IL… Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time would provide a convenience and save … Continue reading

Internet Sales Tax Hike Advances with Support of Local State Senators – Roll Call

Former State Senator Steve Rauschenberger must be smiling. His family operated a furniture store in Downtown Elgin and took up the cause of charging sales tax on goods purchased over the internet from other states. Ironically, it was a U.S. … Continue reading

Pro-Life Leaders Break with “Pro-Life” Senators Who Voted for ERA

From the Illinois Family Institute, re-published with permission: Pro-Life Groups Withdraw Support from Republican Senators that Supported the ERA Written by John Biver The leaders of six pro-life organizations issued a public statement on Friday criticizing the 8 Republican state … Continue reading

Stunning Display of Ignorance with Passage of Equal Rights Amendment

The following is published with permission from the Illinois Family Institute ERA Passes Illinois Senate Written By Laurie Higgins In a stunning display of ignorance, the Illinois State Senate just voted 43-12 in favor of the resolution to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment. … Continue reading

Commenter’s Take on Some County Board NWH Interviews

Camp Lake spent time listening to Northwest Herald interviews of some running for the McHenry County Board in the Republican Primary Election. Here are his/her reactions: Listening to the NWHerald interview: *Ersel [Schuster] is honest in that the tax decrease … Continue reading

Governor Rauner’s Budget Address

Governor Bruce Rauner outlined his budget today. Governor urges pension reform, $1 billion tax cut FY19 budget to fund top priorities through expense control, cost shifts SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today urged the Illinois General Assembly to make … Continue reading

The Curious Petitions of District 4 GOP McHenry County Board Candidate Passed by Jack Franks’ Stalking Horse

Steve Bellmore is one of three candidates running for McHenry County Board in District 4, which is composed of McHenry, Richmond and Burton Townships. The other candidates are incumbent Chuck Wheeler and State Senator Pam Althoff. Of the 112 signatures … Continue reading

$11,000 More for John Reinert’s State Senate Campaign as He Faces Petition Challenge

McHenry County Board member John Reinert has had the legitimacy of his candidate petitions challenged by attorney Steven Robert Verr. One can guess that Reinert has hired an attorney to defend his ability to stay on the ballot. Attorneys cost … Continue reading

John Reinert’s State Senate Petitions Challenged By Steve Verr

No details yet, but the Illinois State Board of Elections reports that a challenge to the State Senate petitions of McHenry County Board member John Reinert has been filed by McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman Steven Robert Verr. Reinert is … Continue reading

Precinct Committeemen Contests Few Except in McHenry Township GOP

Haven’t done a count, but it seems that fewer people are running for party precinct committeemen. There are some contests, however, which are listed below. Most are in McHenry Township, where the Old Establishment, remnants of the Al Jourdan organization, … Continue reading