Saturday, May 27th, 2017
High Property Taxes Drive the Exodus from Illinois

A simple Facebook post about Illinois’ high property taxes draws impassioned responses from frustrated Illinois homeowners who have had enough.  My high school classmate and neighbor wrote:   “I wish…

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler Calls on Attorney General Madigan to Force Legislators to Comply with the Balanced Budget Requirement

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to propel the state budget process forward, State Representative Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) sent a letter to Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday calling on her…

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: May 12

Budget ·         Fresh thinking will fix Illinois.  House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno For too long, Springfield politicians have been stuck in the past. They think…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
In the News: Wheeler laments silence, stubbornness on other side of aisle over budget

McHenry Times The House returned to work on Tuesday after a brief break, but Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) said you wouldn’t know if from where he stood.     “On…

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Want an Illinois Budget? Adopt a Revenue Estimate!

As published in the State Journal-Register K-12 schools and state universities need a state budget. Social service providers need a state budget. The most vulnerable individuals and families across Illinois…

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: May 5

Budget – Thompson Center ·         Selling the JRTC a win-win for Illinois taxpayers and Chicago schools.  Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno and House Minority…

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
National Small Business Week

Welcome to National Small Business Week!   Small business has been called the backbone of the American economy for good reason.  Small businesses create more than 2/3 of the net…