PRO Act: As Governors JB Pritzker and Gavin Newsom Prepare to Run for President to Potentially Face Each Other Flashback to Late 1980s Comes to Mind

Gavin Newsom JB Pritzker As Governors Newsom and Pritzker galivant across the country exploring presidential runs before current President announces his plans I couldn’t resist this comparison on live stream discussing PRO Act and CA AB5 Those McHenry County Blog … Continue reading

Texas Primary Results and Possible Impacts to Illinois, Part 1

Henry Cuellar Henry Cuellar Forced to Runoff, Ratings Changed for Cuellar District to “Toss-up” Reprinted with permission from Illinois Family Action, written by John Lopez Note from John Lopez: With all of the attention spent since early March on candidate … Continue reading

U.S. Senator Tim Scott Introduces Alternative to the PRO Act to Benefit Workers

Senator Tim Scott with The Wall Street Journal op-ed headline From the congressional office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R, SC) press release of March 22, 2022: Senator Scott, Colleagues Introduce the Employee Rights Act of 2022 WASHINGTON – This … Continue reading

IL-11: Campaign Roundup Week Ending March 6

Cassandra Tanner Miller Cassandra Tanner Miller confirmed guest Monday night in Cary at We the People of McHenry County, Catalina Lauf’s ageism displayed again, Johnny Ramos files with FEC and is 2nd Hispanic candidate, Mark Carroll launches campaign website McHenry … Continue reading

IL-11: Catalina Lauf Continues Subtle Ageism at McHenry County Meeting

Catalina Lauf “I think there’s a HUGE need for young business owners and entrepreneurs to bridge the gap with our elected officials. For example— how many of our 75+ yr old Senators who have been there for 40 years…understand things … Continue reading

IL-11 UPDATED: Mark Carroll Formally Announces Candidacy for Congress

Mark Carroll Write-up in Daily Herald reveals in addition to being the only Republican in race with elected office experience and a back-office financial services attorney, Carroll interned for Congress in the mid 1990s UPDATE 3/2/22, 11:05AM CST: Yesterday, McHenry … Continue reading

IL-11: Campaign Roundup

Catalina Lauf named to NRCC Young Guns “On the Radar” list, Cassandra Tanner Miller “Kickoff Fundraiser” set, Mark Carroll launches website Late Friday morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced the addition of 21 additional Republican U.S. House candidates … Continue reading

John Hammerand Wonders If the Benefits to County Outweigh the Costs of Housing Federal Inmates

April 17th, the same day that the McHenry County Board approved slot machines throughout rural McHenry County, Wonder Lake County member John Hammerand talked about the profitability of the housing of Federal inmates at the McHenry County Jail. “We better … Continue reading

Sensing an Issue If Jack Franks Challenges Joe Walsh for Congress – Part 1

The Chicago Sun-Times focused in on Congressional health insurance on page of its Sunday edition. It wasn’t a locally written article, however, by one by Bill Straub of the Scripps Howard News Service. It seems congressional Democrats, I an attempt … Continue reading