Jack Franks Hits a Taxeater Nerve

It was the late 1960’s or early 1970’s when I heard or read State Rep. CL McCormick of Vienna coin the word “taxeater.” I think it was when WBBM was running an evening Illinois House session live. I admit to … Continue reading

Franks’ Tax Cap Bill Shot Down, Roll Call on HB 3793

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney reveals that State Rep. Jack Franks’ bill to rein in the taxeaters when down in flames today in the Illinois House. So much for my predictive ability from 200 miles away. I … Continue reading

School Supt. State Rep. Roger Eddy Throws Wrench at Jack Franks’ Tax Cap Bill

No doubt which side of the taxpayer Downstate Republican State Representative Roger Eddy is on. It’s not the taxpayers’. This is the legislator who wanted to loosen the Real Estate Tax Cap in the early 2000’s in order to allow … Continue reading

Schools Pull the Wool over 226 Illinois House Eyes

“It’s just a little nothing bill.” I can hear the words coming out of House Sponsor Roger Eddy to colleagues asking privately what the bill was all about. Not that I know Eddy. I just know the process. When you … Continue reading