Friday, March 24th, 2017
Batinick, Skillicorn file legislation to give Comptroller greater discretion following court ruling on legislator pay

In response to the recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other outstanding obligations, State Representatives Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) filed legislation today,…

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
With one of the highest tax burdens in the nation, property tax relief must be priority

Speaking at a press conference at the Capitol, House Republican drew attention to the number one issue for many Illinois homeowners: the need for property tax relief. A recent poll…

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Skillicorn to Host Town Hall on April 8th

State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is inviting constituents to join him for a town hall meeting at his office in Crystal Lake on Saturday, April 8. The event will…

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
House Republicans call for vote on fair maps

Members of the House Republican Caucus called on House Democrats to respect the wishes of Illinoisans by allowing redistricting reform, HJRCA17, to be called for a vote immediately. HJRCA 17…

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Bill backlog hits all-time high of $12.8 billion

The Office of the Comptroller reported this week that Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills has reached $12.8 billion, representing $1,000 for each of the 12.8 million men, women and children…

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Revised figure shows 18,700 more jobs in December 2016 than previously thought

The revised number, from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), indicates that Illinois’ private-sector economy may be in better shape than has been publicly reported. Preliminary figures previously reported…

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Law enforcement survey shows threats from heroin, prescription drugs, and methamphetamine

A statewide survey on drug threats was commenced in April 2016 by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (CJIA). CJIA asked a sample of police chiefs and county sheriffs to…

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Illinois House Education Task Force holds first meeting

The 26-member bipartisan Task Force has been asked to develop proposals that can be offered to the General Assembly as legislative language to implement the recommendations of the Illinois School…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Skillicorn Bill Seeks to End Property Tax Increase Loophole

State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives to end the use of a loophole that allows school districts to levy taxes beyond the…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Translate the Illinois General Assembly website into various languages

In an effort to make state government and the legislative process more accessible to Illinois residents, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is providing a link to translate the Illinois…

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