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Illinois Conservatives endorse the Illinois Policy Institute’s budget plan

The biggest issue in Illinois is building to a volcanic crescendo. That issue is the state budget. As everyone knows, there has been a deadlock on the budget since Bruce Rauner was elected governor. The pressure to pass a budget has become so great that Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R) and Senate Majority Leader […]

Illinois Conservatives Interview Series: State Representative Allen Skillicorn

State Representative Allen Skillicorn was elected to his first term in the Illinois House of Representatives last November, defeating Democrat Nancy Zettler in a race that was a key hold for Republicans seeking to break the Democratic supermajority in the State House. Representative Skillicorn now represents the 66th Representative District. Skillicorn ran as a “Real […]

It’s time to cut Illinois property taxes

Property taxes are hurting Illinois families and each day that goes by without tax relief, the worse this problem becomes. Everywhere that I go in my district, people tell me that high property taxes are forcing them to think about leaving the state. We have to stop the exodus from Illinois. We not only need […]

Illinois Conservatives Endorse First Candidate of 2016

(Oregon, IL) Illinois Conservatives Endorse First Candidate of 2016 State Representative Avery Bourne has been a fresh and conservative voice in Springfield since being appointed in February 2015. A graduate of Pawnee High School she has been able to give a local voice of reason to the debate on how to fix Illinois. Bourne has been […]

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Senator Anderson: Repeal the FOID Act

By: Senator Neil Anderson State Senator for the 36th District This spring, I introduced legislation to repeal the outdated and redundant Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Act. The FOID Act is nearly 50 years old. Advancements in technology and changes in the law over the last 50 years have made it a redundant, unnecessary burden on the […]

CPS’ lawsuit shines light on its own bad fiscal practices

There are a lot of uniquely bad budgetary practices in Illinois that if ceased now, could save taxpayers millions. This is important to remember not only in the context of budget negotiations, but also when judging different groups’ complaints about the budget impasse. If nothing else positive, the impasse has brought certain bad practice to […]

Catching up With Former Congressman Manzullo

(Oregon,IL) This past December, the Illinois Conservatives PAC celebrated our eight year anniversary. During that time our group has grown to nearly 3,500 members. As a group, our first endorsement of a candidate was none other than U.S. Congressman Don Manzullo. To celebrate our anniversary, we thought it would be nice to catch up with […]

IC Exclusive: Illinois Needs Reform for Recovery

By: State Senator Kyle McCarter   Last fall, the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU-Carbondale surveyed 1,000 Illinoisans about state government issues. 84% of registered voters told them Illinois was heading in the wrong direction. The poll, released on Oct. 10, 2016 found that taxes (27%) were the single biggest reason for leaving. That […]