McSweeney Pushes to Eliminate Office of Lt. Governor Second Time

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate the Office of Lt. Governor Eliminating office would save nearly $1.5 million Cary, Illinois…In an ongoing effort to reduce the cost of state government, State Representative … Continue reading

McSweeney Introduces Eleven Bills

Sophomore State Rep. David McSweeney introduced eleven bills on the first day of the session. To say that it is an ambitious agenda is more than an understatement. You can take a look at them below: House Bill 173 – Repeals … Continue reading

David McSweeney Passes Constitutional Amendment to Abolish Office of Lt. Governor

State Rep. David McSweeney is on a roll. Yesterday he passed a bill stimulated by McHenry County College’s potential of borrowing over $40 million to almost double the size of the campus, plus build a health and fitness club that … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Constitutional Amendment to Aboloish Office of Lt. Gov. Out of Committee

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Moves to Abolish Lt. Governor Position Approved by Committee Springfield – Illinois voters will hopefully have the opportunity to decide whether the state should have a Lieutenant Governor. State Representative David … Continue reading

Getting Lisa Madigan One Step Closer to the Executive Mansion

So many ideas to share, so little time. When I heard that House Speaker Mike Madigan was proposing doing away with the office of lieutenant governor, my first thought was the he was setting up his daughter Lisa, now Attorney … Continue reading

What To Do Until the Democrats Force Scott Lee Cohen Off the Ballot for Lieutenant Governor

Eventually, the Democrats lust for patronage and the other benefits of controlling state government will result in slotting State Comptroller Dan Hynes in Scott Lee Cohen’s place as the running mate for Pat Quinn and the media can concentrate on … Continue reading

Jason Plummer Goes Negative

Not today. Today I heard this ever-so-positive ad on radio driving to pick up my son from school. But Friday night’s and Saturday’s phone calls were something else. A woman’s voice comes on the answering machine: “Hello. I’m calling with … Continue reading

The Night the Lights Went Out While Jason Plummer Was Speaking

Last night at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant will be a night that Jason Plummer, an aggressive Downstate candidate for lieutenant governor, will remember forever. How do I know? Because I’ve been on the same route he took twice, once in … Continue reading

Althoff Endorses Matt Murphy for Lt. Governor

I guess I’ve slipped off State Senator Pam Althoff’s press release list, but, fortunately, I discovered on < that one of McHenry County’s legislators is endorsing her colleague Matt Murphy for Lieutenant Governor. Murphy started off running for governor, then … Continue reading

GOP Lt. Gov. Candidate Brad Cole Hits the Mailbox First

Even before Rockford-area State Rep. Dave Winters announced he was running for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, Carbondale Mayor Brad Cole had put a post card in all Republican precinct committeeman’s mail boxes. Emphasizing his web site,, on … Continue reading

Rockford Area State Rep. Dave Winters To Announce for Lt. Governor

The following press release came today. Winters was elected to the General Assembly in 1994. He reports having $11,713.65 in his campaign account. State Rep. Dave Winters Announces Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor Rockford, IL (July 20, 2009) – After six … Continue reading