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In reaction to Gov. Pritzker's budget address, State Rep. Allen Skillicorn says the proposal ignores constitutional requirements concerning revenue and adds to the pension crisis with another holiday on required payments.
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) invites residents of the 66th District to take advantage of a free ‘Constituent Education Resource Card’ that is available through his legislative office in Crystal Lake. The resource card provides for free entry for up to four people to several of Chicagoland’s world-class museums and zoos.

Any resident of the 66th District may reserve the Constituent Education Resource Card on a first come first served basis, to visit any of the following museums in 2019:
  • Adler Planetarium
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Dusable Museum of African American History
  • The Field Museum
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • National Museum of Mexican Art
  • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium
Because only one group pass is available at a time, reservations are required. To reserve the free pass, please contact Rep. Skillicorn’s office at skillicorn@ilhousegop.org or (815) 893-4884. A reservation can be made by providing a name and address, and the date(s) the card would like to be reserved.
In reaction to the Illinois House voting to nearly double the state's minimum wage, Rep. Skillicorn pointed out the small employers outside Chicago and downstate that will be put out of business, like a small manufacturer in Huntley that has been forced to leave Illinois to stay in business.
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has filed House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 14 to protect Illinois retirees from another tax increase.

Skillicorn, who filed HJRCA 14 at the end of January, expressed shock at recent news that both the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Civic Federation have called for the state to tax retirement income to solve its long-standing budget woes.

“Encouraging the state of Illinois to tax retirement income to solve its budget problems is like giving a no limit credit card to a spend-alcoholic already drowning in debt, it’s absolutely ridiculous,” said Skillicorn. “The State needs to take a major step toward cutting its out of control spending.”
This week, the Illinois Open Space Land Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) program announced more than $28 million in grants for local park projects across the state. One of the projects that was awarded grant funds is right here in the 66th House District at Turtle Island Park in Lake in the Hills. State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) said he was glad to see the project receive the 50 percent funding match given the positive impact it will have on the community.

“We are blessed to have an abundance of beautiful parks and open space in the 66th District, but I’m especially happy to see the project at Turtle Island receive this funding,” said Skillicorn. “Through this expansion project, the park will not only become a more inviting place for families and fishing enthusiasts, but it will ensure everyone can enjoy it to the fullest with the addition of a handicapped-accessible fishing pier.”
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) are partnering to host a free utility bill savings clinic on February 21. The clinic will feature experts to teach residents how to save money on their electric, gas and phone bills.

“Without even realizing it, many of us are being overcharged or paying for services that we don’t even need,” said Skillicorn. “At this clinic, experts from CUB will teach you how to save on your utility bills, answer questions and sit down with you to find ways to save. Be sure to bring current copies of your electric, gas and phone bills.”

The clinic will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Algonquin Area Public Library, which is located at 2600 Harnish Dr. in Algonquin. As Skillicorn noted, CUB experts will be available to sit down with residents to find ways to save on electric, gas and phone bills. Space is limited, please RSVP to Skillicorn’s office at (815) 893-4884 or skillicorn@ilhousegop.org.
If you or a loved one has diabetes and is experiencing difficultly affording the cost of insulin, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers resources for a number of programs to help. Resources are available for those with insurance and those without. Review the below tips from the ADA and then visit their website for more information.

General Tips:
  • If the cost of your medication is a barrier for you, talk to your healthcare team about your concerns, and see what options might be available to you.
  • Review your insurance plan’s drug formulary to understand coverage of your prescriptions and cost variation by tier, by pharmacy, and pharmacy type (mail order or retail). Depending on your health care plan, generic medications and biosimilar insulins may be less expensive than the original formulation.
  • If you use insulin: use of older human insulins may be a practical option for some people who use costly newer insulin analogues. In addition, insulin vials can be less costly than pens.
  • Align prescription needs: talk to your doctor to ensure that your prescription reflects your medication usage each month to avoid multiple monthly copays.
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