While Others Have Given Up the Fight against the Toll Tax Hike, Jim Tobin Hasn’t

A press release from Jim Tobin: TAXPAYERS TRY TO STOP LISA MADIGAN’S “HIGHWAY ROBBERY” CHICAGO–Plaintiffs against the Ill. State Toll Highway Authority filed an amended complaint today in Cook County Circuit Court. Plaintiffs consist of James L. Tobin, Christina Marie … Continue reading

Will Higher Toll Taxes to Increase Traffic on Algonquin Road through Barrington Hills?

The preferred routes to southeastern McHenry County may change for cheapskates like me when they drive to and from Chicago. That’s because the Pat Quinn Administration’s tolls at the Route 31 Exit will almost double from 40 cents to 75 … Continue reading

Tobin Excoriates Lisa Madigan’s Defense of 88% Toll Tax Hike

A press release from Jim Tobin’s Taxpayers United of America: No thanks, Lisa! A Madigan Christmas gift: 90% Toll-Tax Increase on January 1st!!! December 20, 2011: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, granted Lisa Madigan’s motion to … Continue reading

Madison Paper Sets Sights on Turning Wisconsin’s I-90 into a Tollway

The Wisconsin State Journal isn’t satisfied with the economic shot in the pocket book that Illinois tourists and students bring to its state’s economy. It wants more of Illinois residents’ shrinking family income. The Skinner family was in the Wisconsin … Continue reading

Pat Quinn vs. Ordinary Mike on Popularity of 88% Toll Tax Hike

I guess no one should be surprised that no local media took a poll on whether people wanted tolls hiked. Chicago’s Mike Engle took on Governor Pat Quinn’s assertion that 85% of Illinois motorists understood and approved of the need … Continue reading

A Clue as to Why Local Republicans Were Mute on 88% Toll Tax Hike

I have been astonished at the silence from local Republican leaders about Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike. Yesterday I got an email from the McHenry County Board. Right at the top is a letter from McHenry County Board Chairman … Continue reading

Tribune Does What Suburban Republicans Wouldn’t Do – Pins the Toll Tax Hike on Quinn

What is it with suburban Republican legislators? Why didn’t they figure out that Governor Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike on top of his 67% Income Tax Hike was a political issue that could be exploited? Don’t they talk to … Continue reading

You Can Comment on Toll Tax Hike on Tollway Web Site

All the media coverage has been on those whose livelihoods will be benefited from Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike. These construction workers, consultants and road builders have packed every hearing. They know the game and know their checking accounts … Continue reading

Why Aren’t Republicans Bashing Quinn about His 88% Toll Tax Hike Proposal?

When someone who has been out of office over ten years is the most outspoken person trying to pin the 88% toll tax tail on the Pat Quinn donkey, the Republican Party is lost in the suburban wilderness. I’m prompted … Continue reading

Some Huntley Testimony Against Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Tax Hike

My testimony at Pat Quinn’s 88% Toll Hike hearing in Huntley last night merited mentions in two local sources of news. When the court reporter didn’t get my name and asked me to spell it, The First Electric Newspaper wrote: … Continue reading

Many Beneficiaries of Toll Tax Hike Talk Before First Opponent

I got to the Huntley Village Hall for the 7 PM Toll Tax Hike hearing just after 6:30. I wanted to testify, but didn’t want to stay late. First there was a 30-minute infomercial by one of the engineering technocrats, … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Appointees Request 88% Toll Tax Hike

First we get a 67% income tax hike, compliments of Democratic Party Governor Pat Quinn. Now, his minions on the Tollway Board are proposing an 88% (I round up) hike in tolls. No one has had the audacity to make … Continue reading