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East Dundee, IL – In light of the American Academy of Actuaries suspending Timothy W. Sharpe from membership for a period of two years for materially failing to comply with parts of its Code of Professional Conduct, Representative Skillicorn is calling for a recalculation and review of every Illinois pension Mr. Sharpe was involved in. 

Skillicorn stated, “You cannot begin to address a problem if the magnitude isn’t fully understood. With the suspension of Mr. Sharpe, it is imperative that we conduct a review and recalculation of every pension he was involved in. The state of Illinois carries a massive unfunded pension liability that is estimated to be anywhere from $150 billion to $250 billion affecting our credit rating, which is just barely above ‘junk’ status, while many municipalities are severely underfunded as well. The public has a right to know if the situation is even worse.”
Residents of Illinois’ 66th Legislative House District are invited to join State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and tax assessment experts on September 27th for a free seminar on understanding how your property taxes are determined and learning how to appeal property tax assessments. This is the second annual event and will be held at the Algonquin Village Hall in Algonquin from 7-8:30pm. This event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to drop by.

Joining Skillicorn at the informational session will be Robert Ross, the McHenry County Chief Assessment Officer and Warren L. Dixon III, Naperville Township Assessor.

“It’s my pleasure to assemble these tax assessment experts for this second annual event to explain how tax bills are created and outline the process to follow if a taxpayer believes they are being over-assessed,” said Skillicorn.

To view the presentation given by Mark Armstrong, the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments, click here

To view the presentation given by Warren L. Dixon III, Naperville Township Assessor, click here

To view the presentation given by Rep. Skillicorn, click here



Residents of Illinois’ 66th Legislative House District are invited to join State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and tax assessment experts on July 25th for a free seminar on understanding how your property taxes are determined and learning how to appeal property tax assessments. This event will be held at the Gail Borden Library in Elgin from 7-8:30pm. This event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to drop by.

Joining Skillicorn at the informational session will be Mark Armstrong, the Kane County Supervisor of Assessments, Warren L. Dixon III, Naperville Township Assessor, and Michael Bielak, the Dundee Township Assessor.

“It’s my pleasure to assemble these tax assessment experts together to explain how tax bills are created and outline the process to follow if a taxpayer believes they are being over-assessed,” said Skillicorn.



Crystal Lake, IL – You can’t solve problems when you’re on the take. I refused a pension and believe others should do the same.

When I consider the vision our Nation’s Founders had of the “citizen legislator,” I doubt that pensions would have ever come to mind. Considering that they pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to the cause of forming our country, the morphing of the citizen legislator into the modern day professional politician with the power, pay, perks and a pension to boot, seems inconceivable.


In a report by 
Congressional Research, “Most lawmakers in the 18th and early 19th century can be characterized as ‘citizen legislators,’ holding full-time non-political employment and serving in Congress on a part-time basis for a short number of years.” While pay and perks were almost non-existent early on, circumstances changed after the Civil War ushering in the rise of the career politician, resulting in the mess we find ourselves in today--where the political class from DC to Springfield enrich themselves on the backs of struggling taxpayers.

It is time to take a stand and return the politician to the proper place of serving the people as a citizen legislator, no pension required.





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Crystal Lake, IL – As the right to keep and bear arms is necessary to the security of a free state and shall not be infringed, Representative Allen Skillicorn, a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, is sponsoring FREE Conceal and Carry Training. This training will be available to twelve (12) people in the 66th District on a first come, first service basis. Please email my office at skillicorn@ilhousegop.org or call 815-893-4884 and include your name, address, age and contact information--must be 21 years old to participate. Must respond no later than Friday, June 22!

Two 8 hour training sessions will take place on Saturday July 21 and 28 starting around 9:00am.  The final time and location will be communicated to the participants.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to acquire your CCW Training at no cost!