LOTS OF TALK, BUT LITTLE CHANGE FROM OBAMA

East Dundee, IL – President Obama campaigned on themes of hope and change.

Seven years later Illinois looks very much like it did when Obama first made these promises.

Our state has the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest, the lowest credit rating in the nation, and has the 2nd highest property taxes in the nation.

A lot of talk, but little change, Illinois under Mike Madigan and the Chicago Democrats in charge looks remarkably similar, even worse, than it did seven years ago.

IT’S TIME TO INVESTIGATE AUDITOR GENERAL FRANK MAUTINO

East Dundee, IL –Frank Mautino was appointed to be the Illinois State Auditor General in October.

Records Mautino provided to the State Board of Elections regarding his expenses reveal that Mautino spent $213,338.31 on fuel and repairs for his campaign vehicle between March of 2005 and December 2015.

His campaign itemized expenditure reporting indicates $20,914.20 was used specifically for gas purchases during that same time frame, all at the same gas station, Happy’s Super Service Station. Additional instances of questionable spending continue to come to light.

“How does someone spend $21,000 at the same exact gas station?” Skillicorn continued, “I challenge members of the House Republican Caucus and my three Republican opponents Paul Serwatka, Dan Wilbrandt, and Carolyn Schofield to call for an independent investigation and for Frank Mautino to resign or be removed from office if allegations of improper spending are found to have merit.”

REPEAL BLAGOJEVICH 2005 WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

East Dundee, IL –Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for State Representative called for repeal of Public Act 094-0277, 2005 workers’ compensation legislation passed into law that has dramatically worsened Illinois’ competitiveness among national employers. Within 24 months of the legislation’s passage, Illinois went from the middle of the pack among fifty states to the fourth most expensive in the nation according to studies by the University of Oregon.

NO ONE ELSE OWNS ILLINOIS DEBT LIKE SPEAKER MADIGAN

East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for State Representative seeking Rep. Mike Tryon’s open-seat, challenges statements by Speaker Michael Madigan. During a public meeting arranged by local good government groups to facilitate budget negotiations, Madigan criticized Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposals as unbalanced and extreme.

“I have to point out that Speaker Madigan calling Governor Rauner ‘extreme’ for just a few modest reforms, is, in itself extreme.” Skillicorn continued, ”Speaker Madigan has been Speaker of the House for thirty years now… No one else owns Illinois debt like Speaker Madigan… He controls a veto proof majority. He could override the Governor and pass a budget today, yet he doesn’t.” Continue reading

Skillicorn Formally Enters House Race

East Dundee, IL – Speaking to a crowded room of supporters, Allen Skillicorn formally launched his campaign for State Representative Thursday evening.

“Months ago Representative Michael Tyron announced he would not seek another term. As one might expect, this has set about an avalanche of candidates chasing the Republican primary nomination. This announcement does not come first, but with everyone’s help here today, this will be the one worth remembering.” Skillicorn continued, “I’m Allen Skillicorn, the conservative reformer and I humbly ask for your vote to shake up Springfield.”

Skillicorn Gears-Up for Kick-Off

For Immediate Release | Thursday, November 19, 2015

East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn prepares to make his bid official, formally entering a four-way Republican primary for Mike Tryon’s open-seat in 2016. The kick-off is scheduled at Bandito Barney’s this evening during a campaign fundraiser.

“I’ve knocked on thousands of doors across the district. The reception to my message for lower property taxes is overwhelmingly positive.” Skillicorn has collected over 1,500 petition signatures, the maximum allowed, safely securing his name on the March 15 primary ballot. Earlier this week hand addressed letters introducing Skillicorn were delivered to Republicans across the district.

East Dundee Trustee Racing To Help Pets

East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn, East Dundee Village Trustee, and Rescue Pet Motorsports are raising awareness for thousands of pets waiting to be adopted at local pet shelters across the country. Rescue Pet Motorsports uses racing to promote Petfinder.com and pet rescue and shelter organizations.

Skillicorn and Rescue Pet Motorsports will be competing in the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb hosted by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina June 13-14.

Rescue Pet Motorsports and Team Skillicorn are committed to being competitive and making a run for the podium at the Chasing the Dragon Hillclimb.” Skillicorn continued, “We also want to remind people that thousands of pets are dropped off at shelters across the country. Because there is such an overabundance, I always remind people NEVER SHOP, ALWAYS ADOPT!”

McHenry County Has More Than 1,000 Government Pension Millionaires

By Jim Tobin | Taxpayers United of America

Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated study of the top pensioners of McHenry County, McHenry County government schools, McHenry County College, and McHenry and Crystal Lake municipalities.

“Well over 1,000 of the McHenry area government pensioners receive multi-million dollar lifetime pension payouts,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA president. “The pensioners’ average personal investment is only about 5.5% of the lifetime payouts.”

“While taxpayers struggle to make their property tax payments, working well beyond retirement age, these government pensioners enjoy lavish, gold-plated retirements beginning on average at the age of 58.”

“This is not a retirement system or a safety net for ‘the poor public servants’ who have given their lives to public service. This is theft. This is immoral and unethical theft of taxpayers’ hard-earned money to be given to the political elite to do absolutely nothing.”

Illinois’ Corporate Income Tax is Fourth Highest in US

The Illinois state corporate income tax continues to be understated by reporters and politicians, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer groups, Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

Press Release from Taxpayers United of America | View as PDF

“The total Illinois corporate state income tax rate of 9.5% includes a base rate of 7% and another 2.5% on top of that, which was added by constitutional amendment in 1980,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA. “The additional tax was called a ‘personal property replacement tax,’ which purportedly replaced a 19th-century tax that was not even being collected.”

The Ill. Dept. of Revenue’s own website states: “For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, corporations pay 7.0 % income tax and 2.5% replacement tax.”

“In 2011, the Democrat-controlled state legislature pushed through a huge, back-breaking 67% increase in the state personal income tax, as well as hiking the state corporate income tax. Every dollar from these gigantic tax increases is being used to prop-up the failed government employee pension system from which they and their special-interest supporters benefit.

Elgin, IL rebuked again in Federal Court concerning anti-Ultrasound case

Elgin’s motion to halt TLC lawsuit denied
Dec. 13, 2013

(Elgin, Ill.) Today judges Kenneth F. Ripple, Ann Claire Williams, and Diane S. Sykes for the U. S. Court of Appeals rejected Elgin’s motion to halt the lawsuit against it from TLC Pregnancy Services. Elgin’s motion was filed on Oct. 4.

This order follows several prior rulings. In March 2013, U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ordered Elgin temporarily to stop interrupting TLC Pregnancy Services from providing free services to expectant mothers. The injunction against Elgin was entered as permanent on Aug. 8. On Sept. 25, Judge Der-Yeghiayan then rejected Elgin’s motion to stop proceeding while the city appealed.

“Actually since December 2012, TLC Pregnancy has implored Elgin to allow their not-for-profit organization to provide free ultrasound services from their mobile unit, for the benefit of women and children,” said TLC attorney John Mauck. “Today’s ruling constitutes the fourth time federal judges have ruled against Elgin in this litigation.”