Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mike Tryon, Pam Althoff & Karen McConnaughay Cast More Votes for Gambling Expansion Bills Than Other Legislators Representing McHenry County

-By Cal Skinner For the last week and a half, McHenry County Blog described gambling expansion bills that passed the Illinois General Assembly, plus the bill that would allow four new casinos (Chicago, Rockford, Waukegan-area and Danville), which passed only … Continue reading

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ASK PETER: Reducing Energy Costs

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman … Continue reading

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Roskam Introduces Taxpayer Bill of Rights Package‏

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WASHINGTON – In response to a slew of recent IRS scandals, including the targeting of conservative organizations applying for tax exempt status, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) today introduced a … Continue reading

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Mayor of Illinois’ 3rd Largest City Quits Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group

-By Warner Todd Huston New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-Second Amendment group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has lost another member, this time the mayor of Rockford, Illinois–the state’s third largest city. At a townhall-styled event sponsored by the Rockford Tea … Continue reading

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Racist Rant Gets GOP Chairman in Hot Water

-By Warner Todd Huston Former Miss America, Erika Harold recently announced that she is running to take the 13th Congressional District seat now held by Rodney Davis of Springfield. So, for the upcoming 2014 mid term elections, Davis has a … Continue reading

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Ask Peter: Protecting Our Soldiers

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)… WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this … Continue reading

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High Cigarette Taxes Embolden Dangerous Criminals

-By Warner Todd Huston Indiana’s cigarette tax is relatively low. Chicago has been complaining for some time that people will go to the Hoosier State, buy a few cartons, then come back to Chicago and sell them at prices undercutting … Continue reading

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Mercatus: Illinois Ranks in Bottom Among The Least Free States in the Nation

-By Warner Todd Huston One can’t be surprised that Obama’s home state of Illinois is one of the worst five states in the nation–like it is for most other things–in the Mercatus Center’s study of the level of freedom in … Continue reading

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Ill Sen. Kirk to Meet With Former Gangster Turned Congressman Over Plan to ‘Crush’ Gangster Disciples

-By Warner Todd Huston Chicago has been one of the most dangerous places in the country to live for the last several years with gang shootings wracking the city. To address this plague of gangs, Senator Mark Kirk (R, IL) … Continue reading

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Illinois Tops Nation in Growth of Food Stamp Recipients

-By Warner Todd Huston President Obama’s home state of Illinois has gained a new distinction: it tops the nation in the growth of the number of its citizens on food stamps. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15.7 percent … Continue reading

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