Category: Kirk Dillard

Dillard Slammed for Taking Teachers Union Endorsement for Guv's Race

-By Warner Todd Huston State Senator Kirk Dillard said he was thrilled to receive the Illinois Education Association’s endorsement for the GOP nomination for Governor today. He was so happy to get the endorsement he actually attended the announcement and gave a statement after the IEA’s president gave her endorsement. According to IEA president Cinda... Read more »

VIDEO: The First Attack VIdeo Against Kirk Dillard Shows on the Interwebs

-By Warner Todd Huston Thus far about the only GOP gubernatorial hopeful in the news has been Bruce Rauner (brucerauner.com). With his many promises to rewrite the whole Illinois Constitution to fix what ails us and his deep pockets he was early out of the chute. But this week a video slamming Kirk Dillard has... Read more »

Dillard Calls on Nybo to Reimburse Taxpayers for Using Loophole to Campaign with Tax $$

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… Lombard, IL – Despite a state budget mired in red ink, freshman Republican lawmaker Christopher Nybo continues to spend precious state dollars on politically-motivated mail pieces just days before the March 20 primary election. While Illinois law prevents lawmakers from spending state money on... Read more »
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U.S. Congresswoman Biggert Endorses Kirk Dillard for State Senate

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… United States Congresswoman Judy Biggert (IL-13th) strongly endorsed Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in Dillard’s race for re-election to the 24th Senatorial District. Biggert, the Chairman of the Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, represents many of... Read more »

Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Endorses Dillard

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci provided a strong endorsement of Illinois Senator Kirk Dillard in Dillard’s bid for re-election to the Illinois 24th Senate District. Ragucci, a former police office, cited Dillard’s deep knowledge of the issues confronting Illinois families and Dillard’s strong support... Read more »

Dillard Files for Illinois Senate

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont), in his bid for reelection to the 24th Senatorial District, announced that he has filed the 3000 maximum number of signatures allowed on nominating petitions to be included on the ballot for the March 20, 2012 primary election.... Read more »
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Illinois CAT Dealer: Illinois' Worst Business Climate Getting Worse

-By Warner Todd Huston

On Wednesday I attended a "government day" event at Patten Industries, a 78-year-old Illinois Caterpillar dealer situated in Elmhurst, a northwest suburb of Chicago. The event, led by current General Manager Garrett Patten, featured a discussion on the severely unfavorable business climate in Illinois and why the state is lagging so horribly behind the leading economic indicators of every surrounding state. Patten Industries has been guided by four generations of Pattens, the company having been founded by B. C. Patten, Sr. in 1933. But Illinois has not been good to the company or its employees over the last decade or so. Unfortunately, the company has gone from employing some 700 employees in 2006 to only about 400 today due to the harsh economic climate in the Land of Lincoln. This contraction is most certainly not something the Patten family wanted to see happen to their long-standing Illinois-based company. Patten Industries has faced a whole host of negative forces causing them to scale downward. And Patten is just one of many Illinois businesses facing the same problems -- problems faced in much less severity by businesses in other nearby states. Even as many corporations are just starting to see an upturn in their fortunes, Illinois government has set up so many hurdles to growth that other states are either taking our customers or even welcoming Illinois businesses themselves as new residents. Garrett Patten says that at least three major problems face Illinois businesses. Workman's comp, labor unions, and corporate taxes...

Jim Ryan Endorses Kirk Dillard

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… In a letter to residents of the Illinois 24th Senatorial District, former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and several noteworthy leaders endorsed Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont) in his bid for reelection. Considered one of the most successful prosecutors in the state, Ryan... Read more »

Elmhurst/Lombard Republicans Endorse Dillard

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… Hot on the heels of the recent endorsement by the Downers Grove Township Republican Organization, the largest Republican organization in Illinois, Addison Township Republicans followed suit and voted to endorse Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont) in his bid for re-election to the 24th... Read more »
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Citing Elmhurst Dillard Calls for Pressure on ComEd

From the office of Ill. State Senator Kirk Dillard (24th District)… In a Friday, October 14, 2011 interview on WLS radio’s Don Wade and Roma Show, Illinois State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Westmont) outlined his concerns about the SmartGrid legislation being pushed by Commonwealth Edison. Voicing concerns relayed to him by local citizens and elected officials,... Read more »