When McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield challenged Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) in the Republican primary for the 66th District over three years ago, she received an endorsement from the Illinois Education Association (IEA). This spring, the powerful teachers’ union lobbied the General Assembly for approval of the progressive income tax, one of the largest tax increases in state history.
Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (East Dundee) is questioning the state’s priorities amid reports the wife of House Speaker Mike Madigan is seeking funds for her private Arts Council as part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $41.5 billion capital bill plan while the lack of funding is widely considered one of the primary factors accounting for the recent deaths of 112 children under the state’s care.
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) resorted to humor at a press conference last Tuesday, May 21 when discussing a bevy of eye-opening tax increases proposed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the most jarring being a gas tax bill that includes an electric vehicle (EV)-registration fee hike from $17.50 to $1,000 that's become a national punchline.
A Chicago Democrat lawmaker's second attempt to eliminate Illinois' statewide rent control ban is likely well-intended but will have "unintended consequences," state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) said during a recent interview.
Veteran state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is leading the charge among Republicans in speaking out against the state's Democrats granting even more power to the House Rules Committee they control.
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) argues the reasons for his proposed legislation that would prohibit newly elected House members from joining the state’s General Assembly Retirement System (GARS) are too many to count.
The state GOP continued its backlash against conservative members of the party when it passed over State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) to fill the 33rd Senate district seat vacated by Karen McConnaughay.
State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) is increasingly rumored to be among a list of candidates vying for the seat soon to be vacated by the planned retirement of Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) in the 33rd District.