Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

David McSweeney Sworn In as State Representative

I missed the press release below about Dave McSweeney’s having been appointed to succeed appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney, who replaced State Rep. Mark Beaubien. Apparently, Gaffney decided to give McSweeney something of a head start. Seniority doesn’t mean as … Continue reading

Last Minute McSweeney-Beaubien Mailings

Five, count them. Five mailings arrived in the David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) vs. Dee Beaubien (Ind.-Madigan) campaign on Thursday and Friday. You can see them below: Beaubien has a piece from Personal PAC, the pro-abortion organization.  It emphasizes something McSweeney … Continue reading

New March 30th Law May Prohibit Dee Beaubien from Running for State Representative against Dave McSweeney

For years, the Illinois General Assembly has been trying to limit the people who could challenge incumbents. No more write-in votes for people unless they register with the County Clerk sixty days ahead of time. Even if someone does register, … Continue reading

Danielle Rowe Files on Last Day

A press release from State Rep. candidate Danielle Rowe: Danielle Rowe Files Petitions for State Representative Wauconda – Accompanied by former State Representative and pro-life icon Penny Pullen and small business owner Lori Diversey, Marketing Executive Danielle Rowe of Island … Continue reading

Local State Senators Facilitate Sales Tax Hike – Roll Calls for House & Senate

Educators know that people don’t notice sales taxes, so they convinced the Illinois General Assembly to enact legislation to allow sales taxes to be raised and designated for schools. People would be told that property taxes would be cut, but … Continue reading

Mark Beaubien State Rep. Replacement Kent Gaffney Identified as “Social Moderate” in Daily Herald

Guess I didn’t read Eric Peterson’s Daily Herald article about Kent Gaffney’s replacing State Rep. Mark Beaubien carefully enough. In my article on the House Appropriations Committee Budget Director’s advancement from staff member to state legislator, I missed the apparent … Continue reading

Unknown Tom Cross Staffer Kent Gaffney Picked to Replace State Rep. Mark Beaubien

In a stunning decision, the committee of Republican Party leaders charged by law with selecting a replacement for State Rep. Mark Beaubien have selected the head of House Republican Leader Tom Cross’ Appropriations Committee staff. The choice is Lake County resident … Continue reading

Beaubien’s Replacement

State Rep. Mike Tryon, chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, and Lake County Chairman Bob Cook are met at the Lake County Republican Federation offices in Libertyville Thursday night concerning a replacement for State Rep. Mark Applicant names … Continue reading

Could What the Democrats Did for Ill Benefit McHenry County Disproportionately? Or, Why I Think Donna Kurtz Will Win the Primary

I’ve written previously that McHenry County will gain congressional clout because those of us who live in Algonquin Township will be represented by U.S. Representative Peter Roskam, assuming no court challenge is successful. Recently I’ve been thinking how McHenry County … Continue reading

Picking Mark Beaubien’s Immediate Replacement – Updated

While political thoughts of who from McHenry County might replace State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Barrington Hills) after the 2012 election first occupied my mind, someone has to fill the seat until the next legislator is elected.  That is from soon … Continue reading