State Senator Karen McConnaughay Resignation Follows Pam Althoff’s by Three Days

Just three days after State Senator Pam Althoff announced her resignation, State Senator Karen McConnaughay will officialy leave ofice. McConnaughay announced earlier that she intended to resign to take a job in the private sector. McConnaughay will be replaced by … Continue reading

Ethics Statutes Strengthened

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Senate passes legislation to bring independence to legislative ethics complaint process Springfield, IL… Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, the Illinois Senate … Continue reading

HIghway Improvements in Senator Pam Althoff’s District

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Senate District 32 highway improvement projects announced Six-year IDOT program invests $11.05 billion in roads and bridges across the state Springfield, IL… State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) says the six-year Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) … Continue reading

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