Category Archives: Elections

Six Reasons to Oppose the ‘Pritzker Tax’


Over the next nearly 17 months, Illinois Democrats will try to persuade voters to profoundly amend the Illinois Constitution. Call their proposal the “Pritzker Tax,” placed on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot thanks to exclusively Democratic votes in the spring … Continue reading

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Illinois Teacher Pension Costs Continue to Soar After the Current General Assembly Session to Placate the Unions At Taxpayer Costs


Sen. Jim Oberweis compromise plan ignored as teacher pension spiking provision slips through State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with his Democratic counterparts to keep a cap in place that prevented teachers from spiking … Continue reading

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Here’s where you will (likely) be able to buy legal weed in the Chicago area Jan. 1, 2020


The recreational marijuana bill approved by state lawmakers allows Illinois’ 55 existing medical marijuana shops to buy an additional license and start selling recreational pot next year. Operators of Illinois’ 55 medical dispensaries — 11 of which are in Chicago … Continue reading

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Dozens of Illinois prisoners could be released when governor signs recreational pot bill


Of Illinois’ almost 40,000 inmates housed in state Department of Corrections facilities, a few dozen of them might be eligible for release if the recreational marijuana bill becomes law. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, as of April 30, … Continue reading

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Illinoisans will pay more for gas, vehicle registration, cigarettes and parking after a bipartisan vote for $45 billion in new capital spending.


Are you ready for all the taxes coming out of Springfield this past session!! The Gas Tax Increase and Vehicle Fee Increase Roll Call. See how did your legislator voted. Elections have consequences-Vote the tax hikers out next election !!! … Continue reading

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Illinois’ Reckless $45 Billion Capital Spending Binge


When Governor Pritzker announced a $41.5 billion capital spending plan a couple weeks ago we thought it was surely just a pie-in-the-sky first offer – that economic realities and unpopular tax hikes needed to fund so massive a plan would … Continue reading

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House skirts lawmaker salary-freeze vote, in line for $1,600 increase


The House surprised the Senate by slipping a pay raise into budget legislation, then refusing to take action on the Senate’s attempt to reverse it. Illinois lawmakers are in line for a $1,600-a-year salary increase after the House surprised the … Continue reading

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Illinois Residents Face a Massive Tax Increase To Pay For the Illinois General Assembly Spending Spree


It was a tax massacre in Springfield! They doubled your gas tax and passed a budget with out of control spending that will likely lead to a massive future tax hike. I thought I would give a brief review one … Continue reading

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Legalized marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes


There has been an increase by up to 6 percent in the number of highway crashes in four of the states where the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/legalized-marijuana-linked-sharp-rise-car-crashes-n921511

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SURPRISE……..STAND BY…….Governor Pritzker has just announced that he isn’t finished and told the General Assembly to stay and work through the weekend…….WOW!!!….And Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker


Illinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that would allow residents age 21 and older to legally possess 30 … Continue reading

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