Author Archives: Steve Reick

Creative Destruction in Education

People I’m talking to during the campaign tell me that property taxes are the top issue they want to see fixed in McHenry County. They all understand that the real driver of high property taxes is the cost of education. … Continue reading

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Dance Band on the Titanic

There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates under Obamacare are set to skyrocket by 43%-55% at the end of the year. Nothing about … Continue reading

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Providing Some Breathing Room to Seniors

As we search for ways to lower property taxes for everyone, there’s a simple remedy to allow those who live on fixed retirement incomes to gain some relief. If you take a look at your Illinois income tax return, you’ll … Continue reading

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“Mort de la Guerre”

Forty years ago while bicycling through eastern France, I took a break and walked into a small grove of trees which grew in the middle of a wheat field. There, sitting in a small clearing was a simple stone, inscribed … Continue reading

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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

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