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Today, State Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) took the oath of office for his second-term to represent the 66th District in the Illinois House of Representatives.

“I want to thank the people of the 66th District for again entrusting me to represent you in Springfield,” said Skillicorn. “Illinois government is broken, but when we the people work together we can affect change. Our recent success to defeat a massive motor fuel tax hike in the waning moments of the 100th General Assembly that appeared to be a sure thing just a month again is proof of that.

“If the Governor-Elect holds to his word to work in a bipartisan manner, then I am optimistic we can find common ground to tackle issues like non-partisan redistricting, crippling pension debt and serious property tax reform to stop the exodus of people and businesses from our state.”
Join the McHenry County Conservation District for Search for Eagles.

Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and McHenry County Audubon will be on hand at locations along the Fox River in Illinois and Lake Geneva in Wisconsin to help you search for eagles. There will be scopes and binoculars available for use at each location, along with guided activities for children. Visit the site closest to you or visit them all!

Saturday, January 12 from 8 a.m.–10  a.m.
Four locations:
McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam, Carpentersville Dam, Fontana Beach

For more information, Click Here.
Today, State Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) were joined by concerned citizens and activists donning yellow jackets to speak out against the idea of Illinois becoming the state with the largest tax on motor fuel at a rally at the Illinois State Capitol.

“The worst kept secret in Springfield is a rumored massive gasoline and diesel tax hike,” said Skillicorn. “Just when gas prices are finally falling, and little more than a year after income taxes were hiked 32 percent, greedy politicians seem all too willing to take more of our hard-earned money. It’s just plain wrong.”
On Monday, January 7 at 10:45 a.m., State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) will hold a press conference in the Blue Room at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield to oppose increasing the state motor fuel tax. Following the press conference, Skillicorn will be joined by concerned citizens and activities for a rally to be held in the Capitol Rotunda at 11:30 a.m.

“The worst kept secret in Springfield is a rumored massive gasoline and diesel tax hike,” said Skillicorn. “Just when gas prices are finally falling, and little more than a year after income taxes were hiked 32 percent, greedy politicians seem all too willing to take more of our hard-earned money. It’s just plain wrong.”

Just before Christmas, Skillicorn was joined by Representative Jeanne Ives and other activists – all donning yellow jackets in solidity with similar protests in France – to speak out against the idea of Illinois becoming the state with the largest tax on motor fuel at a press conference in Chicago. On Monday, Skillicorn will address how the lock box amendment precludes the need for a motor fuel tax increase of 30 cents or more and the need for Illinois to first work with its congressional delegation regarding proposed infrastructure spending on the federal level.

Press Conference and Rally Details:
Who:        Rep. Allen Skillicorn, concerned citizens and activists
What:       Press conference and rally to oppose increase in the gas tax 
Where:     Illinois State Capitol, Springfield 
When:      10:45 a.m. – Blue Room Press Conference 
                  11:30 a.m. – Capitol Rotunda Rally
Donning yellow jackets, Representatives Allen Skillicorn and Jeanne Ives spoke out Tuesday against the idea of Illinois becoming the state with the largest tax on motor fuel at a press conference in Chicago.

“The worst kept secret in Springfield is a rumored massive gasoline and diesel tax hike,” Skillicorn said. “Just when gas prices are finally lower right before the holidays, greedy politicians, like the Grinches they are, seem all too willing to take more of our hard-earned money. Nothing like greedy politicians to ruin the holidays for middle class families.”

The motor fuel tax in Illinois is currently more than 37 cents per gallon plus an additional 6 and a quarter to 10 and a quarter percent sales tax on top of the motor fuel tax (sales tax rates vary depending on location). Raising the gas tax by 30 cents per gallon, which Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed, would mean Illinois would have the highest gas tax in the nation at more than 71 cents per gallon – about 22% higher than the next highest state of Pennsylvania.
Representative Skillicorn, along with the Fox Valley Library, is hosting a Recycling presentation by Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator.

Date: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
Time: 7pm – 8pm
Location: Fox Valley Library, 555 Barrington Avenue, East Dundee, IL 60118
RSVP: This program is FREE but space is limited. Please RSVP to the District Office at 815-893-4884 or skillicorn@ilhousegop.org.

Get the lowdown on what you should be recycling at home and at work presented by Jennifer Jarland, Recycling Program Coordinator for Kane County. Jennifer will cover what can and cannot go in your curbside recycling cart, the 2018 sea change in the recycling industry, and the state-wide work being done on reducing contamination in recycling streams. She will also share top recycling tips that answer the most commonly asked questions.