Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider finds it difficult to seriously consider Gov. J.B. Pritzker's graduated income tax-hike proposal, given the source of the plan's own history of personal finance.
Republican state Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) says his vote in favor of state government assuming responsibility for what could be as much as $300 million in unpaid tuition debt comes with a major caveat.
Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) fails to see the logic in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to pay more into the pension system of Chicago teachers while leaving retired teachers across the rest of the state to essentially fend for themselves.
Former Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives views McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank’s public attack on Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) over a tax law that Frank essentially put in place as just another example of Springfield’s dysfunction.
With Illinois still in dire financial straits, new state Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) says, he did not feel comfortable taking advantage of a luxury he argues only a spattering of people across the state can still lay claim to.