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“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.” – Everett Dirsken When you’re as broke as we are here in Illinois, you don’t have that much margin for error. That’s what leads us to … Continue reading
I’ve written the following letter to the Governor, asking him to veto House Bill 171: Also, if you want to refresh your memory as to what this is all about, here’s a trip down memory lane:
In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have established a “County Executive” form of government. As described in an article by Kevin Craver in the Northwest Herald, the authority of the County Executive included: … Continue reading
They call it “Veto Session”, but it really ought to be called “Propose Bills and Make Speeches That Can Be Used on Campaign Materials Session”. Case in point: Senate Bill 851, which would require counties to freeze all property tax … Continue reading
Nothing has rocked Springfield in the past months more than an open letter describing an environment of sexual harassment “ranging from daily microaggressions to acts of pure viciousness”. Before I go any further, let me say that I have no … Continue reading