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Tuesday, February 20, 2024
If Oprah Was Governor, Even She’d Be Ashamed Of This

When last year’s budget was rolled out, Speaker Welch said: “Today’s agreement proves once again that Democrats can produce a state budget that is both fiscally responsible and compassionate at…


Tuesday, February 13, 2024
A Taxpayer Subsidized Birthday Party, Next Week’s Budget Address and Why I Care So Much About Fixing DCFS

I know it’s hard to wrap one’s head around the idea of a $50 billion budget or $140 billion of unfunded pension liabilities. But here’s something I think most of…


Friday, February 9, 2024
House Republicans Back Estate Tax Legislation

The Family Farm Preservation Act is a step forward toward keeping family farms in families when facing Illinois’ burdensome death tax. https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/01/mccombie-and-house-republicans-back.html


Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Tele-Town Hall, Tonight!

State Representative Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) and I are hosting a joint telephone town hall meeting tonight, February 6, 2024, starting at 6 p.m. Join us!


Monday, February 5, 2024
House Republican Capitol Crimes: Andrew “AJ” Freund

The abuse, torture and subsequent murder of five-year-old Andrew “AJ” Freund at the hands of his parents stunned his community, but it was DCFS’ failure to protect AJ that shook…


Friday, February 2, 2024
Reps. Reick and Keicher to Host Tele-Town Hall February 6

WOODSTOCK – To assist constituents interested in asking questions or sharing concerns about state issues or legislation, State Representative Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) and State Representative Steve Reick (R–Woodstock) are hosting…


Thursday, February 1, 2024
Groundhog Day in More Ways Than One

Some time ago I read a book entitled “When Prophecy Fails”, which was a social and psychological study of an actual cult in Oak Park, Illinois (are you surprised?) in…


Tuesday, January 23, 2024
New Bills for the Spring Session, More DCFS and Dial-a-Ride Info

Back at It, Sort Of  Last week we were back in Springfield for the first week of the Spring legislative session. We got the same amount of work done as…


Friday, January 19, 2024
Rep. Reick Set to Host Mobile Office Hours at the Woodstock Library

State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is continuing his mobile office hours next week with an event next Friday at the Woodstock Public Library between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. On…


Friday, January 19, 2024
Happy National Popcorn Day!

Happy National Popcorn Day! Did you know popcorn is the state snack food of Illinois? Celebrate today by enjoying this great snack. Learn more about our state snack food: https://www.thecaucusblog.com/2024/01/national-popcorn-day-all-about-illinois.html