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State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is hosting a “4 Town Halls in 4 Weeks” series during the month of April at various locations throughout the 66th House District. The town hall events will be held each weekend in April in West Dundee, Elgin, Huntley and Algonquin.

“There are several contentious pieces of legislation and ideas floating around Springfield right now,” said Skillicorn. “Unfortunately, far too many of them are about raising taxes. Whether it’s a progressive income tax hike or a bag tax, I want to hear what people are most concerned about and discuss what we can do about it.”
From the Illinois Department of Revenue: Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2018 income taxes can receive free help through several trusted programs across the State of Illinois. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs are providing free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in over 300 locations statewide.

"With April 15 just around the corner, it is important for Illinois taxpayers to know that filing assistance is available," said David Harris, Illinois Department of Revenue Acting Director. "Volunteers at these locations are certified by the IRS and ready to assist qualified individuals in filing their state and federal tax returns accurately and on time."

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs offer free tax help for individuals making $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, limited English speaking taxpayers and individuals 60 years of age or older.

Even though Illinoisans already face one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country, Governor Pritzker and Springfield Democrats are debating more and more ways to tax you. The latest idea is to tax you for every “checkout” bag you get while shopping at retail stores.

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State Representatives Allen Skillicorn, Darren Bailey and Chris Miller presented legislation at a press conference at the Illinois Capitol on March 7th to clamp down on double voting reported by the Illinois State Board of Elections.
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) are partnering to host a bipartisan discussion about cannabis legalization legislation. The town hall event will be held at the Woodstock Opera House from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on March 25th.

“The prospect of cannabis legalization is a loaded topic for people on all sides of the issue,” said Skillicorn. “That’s exactly what this town hall is about. To have an open and honest discussion that welcomes all viewpoints and provide information about the proposals being discussed in Springfield.”

As Skillicorn noted, the town hall will provide information about what is being proposed in Springfield to legalize cannabis, as well as welcome discussion from residents about it. All viewpoints are welcome.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner who died in the line of duty. We owe a debt we can never repay to those who make the ultimate sacrifice to protect those whom they serve.”
From left to right: State Rep. Chris Miller, State Rep. Allen
Skillicorn and State Rep. Darren Bailey.
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is encouraging State’s Attorney’s offices across Illinois to protect voter integrity and pursue those who vote more than once in an election.

According to the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE), in the 2016 General Election, over a thousand records were identified with potential issues. Of those, almost 20% appeared to be double voting. 60% of the double voting cases were referred to the ISBE internal legal team with 40% being referred to local law enforcement. In order to determine whether cases are pending against violators, Skillicorn’s office issued a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the names of the alleged double voters, however the FOIA was denied.

“The State Board of Elections and State’s Attorney’s must prosecute those who violate our voting laws,” said Skillicorn. “Protecting our most sacred voting rights is long overdue and I have introduced two bills to do so.”