McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Opposes Legalization of Recreational Pot

The following letter was sent by McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally to legislators who will represent McHenry County next year: I am writing to offer my basis for opposing the expected legislation legalizing cannabis for recreational use in Illinois. … Continue reading

Rep. Steve Reick Offers Theory for Rep. David McSweeney’s Delay in Sending Township Abolition Bill to Governor

State Rep. Steve Reick offers the following hypothesis for State Rep. David McSweeney’e delay in sending his House Bill 4617 to Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill would allow voters in any McHenry County township to petition for a referendum to … Continue reading

Steve Reick Weighs in On McSweeney’s Frank(s)enstein

McSweeney’s “Frank(s)enstein Posted on November 21, 2018 by WordPress.com Support McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is on record as supporting Representative David McSweeney’s Township consolidation bill (H.B. 4637), saying that “We want to be a laboratory for the state.”This may make for a … Continue reading

Board of Elections Hearings on Complaints Made by Jack Franks’ Supporter This Morning

Ronald Eck, a member of Jack Franks’ fundraising Host Committees in years past filed complaints against Joe Tirio and the McHenry County Republican Party concerning legal fees used to finance the suit against the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund. The hearings … 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

Reick Goes after Pensions of Sex Abusing Teachers

Found on State Rep. Steve Reick’s web site: Rep. Reick Files Legislation to Strip Teachers who Sexually Abuse Students of their Pensions At a recent joint meeting of the House and Senate K-12 Education Committees, a former Walter Payton College … Continue reading

Red Flag Gun Control Bill Signed, Along with 72-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Purchases, Roll Calls

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner signs emergency “red flag” gun law, enacts 72-hour waiting period for all gun purchases Vows to veto gun dealer licensing bill again; urges action on broad public safety plan CHICAGO (July … Continue reading

Reick Criticizes “Short Debate” on McSweeney’s Township Abolition by Referendum Bill

The Illinois House has a rule which limits debate to two people on certain bills. It’s called “Short Debate.” Usually bills put on that agenda are non-controversial. The person speaking in favor of the measure is its sponsor. Then, the … Continue reading

Bill Allowing Voters to Abolish Township Government Passes House

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Passes McSweeney’s Township Consolidation Bill Springfield, IL – Yesterday the Illinois House overwhelmingly approved State Rep. David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) measure to allow voters in McHenry County new pathways to eliminate … Continue reading

Pop-Up Committee Reminiscent of Committee that Attacked Steve Reick Mails

Something called the “Illinois Integrity Fund” from 2815 Forbs Avenue in Hoffman Estates, 60192, seems to be the dark money source for those opposing Jack Franks’ push toward total control of McHenry County government. Looks a lot like the “Government … Continue reading