The Chicago Tribune gets it right!
“66th District. In 2017, local officials gathered at an annual Illinois Municipal League conference in downtown Chicago. Some attendees behaved sensibly, using taxpayer money only on registration fees. Others acted like they just won the jackpot at the Bellagio, spending taxpayer dollars on chateaubriand, a seafood tower, fancy hotel rooms and top-shelf liquor. Nine Lake in the Hills employees ran up their bill to $11,000. State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, R-East Dundee, spoke up against the bacchanalian splurge, demanding that taxpayers get reimbursed. Skillicorn has stood up for taxpayers in other ways. He is pushing a pension reform package that, if implemented, “could restore the health of our (pension) system in a decade.” He also supports tax increment financing reform that restores TIF use to its original purpose — helping blighted communities.
We’ll go with Skillicorn for another term — in part because of his proven willingness to buck public officials behaving badly. Skillicorn is endorsed.“