Tim Schneider Profile

For those of you who are interested in knowing more about Tim Schneider, who will be the new Illinois GOP Chairman after Saturday, here are a few details. Cook County Commissioner for the 15th District which covers Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, […]

Dorgan Out as Republican Party Chairman; Tim Schneider In

UPDATE:  Press Release from Blair Garber Friends and colleagues: It’s no secret I believe the election of Bruce Rauner as governor is the best thing that could possibly happen for the taxpayers of Illinois.  I’ve been and shall continue to be fully committed to that goal and a strong and united GOP. Never allowing our […]

LaSalle County Republicans Feud After County Convention

Don Jensen ousted Susan Thornton from her position as Republican County Chairman. Thorton’s response on facebook is below. When speaking with Susan Thornton about the comment, she stated she owned the page. She also would not be turning it over to Jenson and would be using it to report on the meetings and happenings of […]

No Endorsements for Republican State Central Committee

As outlined in my article “The Old Order Changeth Yielding Place to New!” last year, the Republican State Central Committee is organized incorrectly making it impotent. There’s a reason for this political policy disaster that has wound up in political impotency. The IRCC is organized for failure in its basic structure. This failure has been […]

Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee Applicants

UPDATE:  County Conventions will be held April 16th. The process for electing the State Central Committee will take place at each of the County GOP conventions being held by April 18th. At most conventions the precinct committeeman vote the weighted vote from their precinct.  In the counties with just township and ward committeeman these weighted […]

Governor Quinn Budget Address & Responses

Governor Pat Quinn finally presented his 2015 budget today.  You can read the full budget address here. Here is the basic outline: Make the temporary tax increase from 2010 permanent $500 property tax refund each year Job training tax cuts Establish solid spending caps $1.5 Billion for a Birth – 5 initiative Double the MAP […]

Dillard Should Explain Union Endorsements

Bill Brady held a press conference to ask Kirk Dillard to “come clean” on his union endorsements and money. Brady, of Bloomington, also said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, needs to “come clean” on how he won the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union. “I think it is imperative […]

Yes, there are black Republicans in Chicago

“With blacks, it’s like, your mother was a Baptist, so you’re a Baptist; your mother was a Democrat, so you’re a Democrat,” Darnell Macklin says. Macklin hopes to help change this inclination. Since 2012 he’s been the GOP committeeman of the 6th Ward, an office he won by amassing 62 votes, crushing his main opponent, […]

Which Republicans Sold Illinoisans Down the River on Pension Vote?

The House and the Senate today voted to pass the fake pension reform bill.  Below are the actual results and Republicans who sold Illinoisans down the river to give cover for Democrats who could have been vulnerable in the 2014 elections. House 62 Yeas, 53 Nays, 1 Present Update: Don Moffit was mistakenly included as […]

IL GOP: “like a frat house on the last day of college”

Below is an interesting tweet from current IL GOP Chairman Jack Dorgan about the dysfunction found in the IL GOP in the aftermath of Pat Brady. We now know a little bit about the failed leadership which typifies the IL GOP that past few years.