Chicago Tribune endorses Allen Skillicorn for State Representative

I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Chicago Tribune. Proves that the people of Illinois have the will to reform our state! #IL66

“66th District: Republican Allen Skillicorn has an important characteristic that makes him Springfield-ready: He led a movement to freeze the tax levy in East Dundee, where he is a trustee. He understands the urgency to enact policy changes that make Illinois friendlier for businesses and residents. He faces Nancy Zettler, D-Algonquin, an attorney who says she’s running to represent the middle class and end “corporate welfare.” Maybe she doesn’t realize most of the corporate giveaways during the last decade in this state were handed out by Democrats, not by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Skillicorn is endorsed.”

Daily Herald: Skillicorn is endorsed!

“Allen Skillicorn, in his second term on the East Dundee village board, has been a strong voice for fiscal conservatism in town, pushing for a property tax freeze and lobbying against special financing districts.

Skillicorn is endorsed largely for his experience pushing tax relief in his village.”

Reformers agree, Illinois needs to term-limits to thrive again

Allen Skillicorn, state representative candidate in House District 66, recently joined a group of supporters of a voter referendum for a state constitutional amendment that would limit the number of terms that members of the General Assembly may serve.

“After experiencing the decay and failure of career politicians in Illinois, voters want term limits,” Skillicorn said. “I agree with the majority of voters in calling for a constitutional amendment for term limits to appear on the ballot.”

It’s Time To Cut Legislative Pay and Benefits

Top 25 legislators receiving the biggest Illinois pensions

By Kevin Hoffman

Which retired state lawmakers have the biggest Illinois pensions?

Taxpayers United of America, an organization that advocates for tax relief and “fighting government pensions,” has released an updated list of lawmaker pensions in the General Assembly Retirement System.

At the end of fiscal year 2015, the pension fund had a funded ratio of 16.4 percent — the lowest of the state’s five retirement systems — and $278.8 million in unfunded liabilities. Here are some more fast facts from the 2015 comprehensive annual financial report:

McHenry County Property Taxes: Residents vote with their feet – NWH

By KEVIN P. CRAVER – Northwest Herald

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of our series Property Taxes: Follow the Money. For Illinoisans, property taxes are a sore spot. Illinois has the second highest property taxes in the nation, and McHenry County is in the top 10 for highest property taxes in the state. Illinois also ranks first in the country with nearly 7,000 taxing districts, which makes examining one’s tax bill a confusing exercise. While taxpayers are annoyed by the price tag, property taxes are also a primary source of revenue for local taxing bodies. This series examines some of the issues in Illinois for residents and taxing bodies.