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 […]

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 […]

Madigan: It’s Rauner’s Fault

We keep hearing from DC Democrats that it’s all Bush’s fault even though he hasn’t been President for nearly 6 years.  When that doesn’t work they resort to you’re a racist. Speaker Michael Madigan has now taken a novel approach here in Illinois that it is all Bruce Rauner’s fault even though he hasn’t even […]

Education Funding Bill- “We Have to Pass it to See What’s in it”

Without question, education funding is important for students, parents and schools. A quality education is a key to success in life. After a series of statewide public hearings on the topic, there is now legislation before the Senate (Senate Bill 16), which would drastically rewrite how education funding is determined for the more than 800 […]

IEA Busts Illinois

The Republicans in Illinois lost in 2012 because the Democrats are the party of the rich.  They will again win in 2014 if we don’t take out the big source of their money. That source is the Education labor unions, particularly the Illinois Education Association (IEA), subsidiary of the NEA.  These Illinois education unions took […]

Speaker Madigan drops cost shift for pension plan

After much debate on shifting the costs of pension to the local schools, Speaker Madigan has dropped that part of the pension reform. In addition he has put Minority Leader Tom Cross as the sponsor of the bill. Earlier this week, Madigan sponsored a pension reform bill in the House (SB 1673) that would have […]