LTE: Higher property tax in CCSD33C does not mean a better education

By Steve Balich Amy Blank and Ed Compins voted not to raise the salaries of staff and non-certified members 3.237%. The Board needs to understand paying higher salaries at the expense of tax payers is unsustainable. Certified employees in CCSD 33C received 33.60% increase in wages over the last 7 years. Home values have dropped […]

Quinnocchio Opposes Term Limits on November Ballot

“While Pat Quinn and Mike Madigan continue to fight against term limits in Illinois, Bruce Rauner stands squarely with the people in their call for reform and accountability. The people of Illinois deserve the chance to make their voices heard.” – Rauner Campaign Spokesperson Mike Schrimpf As Bruce Rauner joins with the hundreds of thousands […]

Chairman Bruce Rauner’s Term Limits and Reform Petition Has Enough Signatures to Place the Term Limits Amendment on the November Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, chaired by Bruce Rauner, successfully completed the next step in the constitutional amendment petition process when the State Board of Elections determined Friday that the committee submitted 366,460 valid signatures, blowing past the minimum legal requirement of 298,400. Once the State Board of Elections […]

Editorial: Bad Management is Killing Illinois

Illinois is being destroyed because of bad management; bad management in cities and villages; bad management in school districts and especially bad management from Springfield. Michael Madigan is the longest serving Speaker of House in the entire country nearing 30 years.  During that time he has led this once great state to being the most […]

Cabello legislation targets pension loopholes brought to light by ex-lawmaker Farnham

When loopholes in current Illinois law allow for an ex-state lawmaker who is currently facing federal criminal charges for the most repulsive crimes to not only collect taxpayer-funded pension checks, but also to buy a last-minute retirement sweetener for time he didn’t work, alarm bells should be going off around the state. Believe it or […]

Editorial: Madigan and Democrats Tax Increase Attempts

We are now in the final week of the normal Legislative Session.  The House under Michael Madigan and Democrat control have passed 72 spending bills and so far all of them anticipate making the 2011 “temporary” tax increase permanent.  He also continues to put a so called millionaire tax on the ballot for November. Madigan […]

ICYMI: Dem Lawmaker Questions Quinn’s Integrity

Illinois Radio Network is reporting that another high-profile Illinois Democrat is questioning Gov. Pat Quinn’s integrity – this time, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) who took questions about the governor’s illegal hiring schemes: “Many of these people were hired because of their political positions as county chairpeople and (who) also happen to support the governor,” says State […]

“Take Back Your Power” Special Screening – Public Meeting

Naperville Smart Meter Awareness, West Suburban Patriots and Americans for Prosperity will jointly host a pubic screening of the award winning film, “Take Back Your Power” followed by a Q/A workshop featuring the film’s producer, Josh del Sol on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30pm at National Louis University (850 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL) Have you heard the […]

Pay No Attention – Smart Meters are Coming

In the latest [April 24, 2014] issue of Wheaton Weekly we read “ComEd soon will begin replacing analog electric meters in Wheaton with digital electric meters. Before your new meter arrives watch this…”  If you are typical, you think “who cares,”  “no big deal,” “it is new and improved…”  But, what if I told you that they […]

WVON Listeners: Why Illinois is in Such a Sad State!

I often speak with my friends on radio station WVON AM 1690 in the Chicagoland area regarding the poor state of things here in Il and Chicago in particular.  My radio handle is “Jim from S Elgin,” and as I like to joke, “I’m the diverse caller,” because my friends, Perri Small, Matt NcGill (my […]