State Representative 52nd District

David McSweeney

A Champion for the Taxpayer

Connected to the Community

Focused on Results

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Rep. David McSweeney on WJPF Radio

Listen to Rep. David McSweeney talk about what is at stake for the future of Illinois  June 23, 2018 WJPF AM 1340

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The Battle for the Future of Illinois

By David McSweeney June 17, 2018 St. Louis Post Dispatch  As the late Congressman Jack Kemp said, “If we have better ideas, we will win.” In Illinois, the Republican Party has a good chance to win if we’re bold and stand firmly for lower taxes, less spending and real reform. There should be a GOP “Contract with Illinois” based on a commitment to cut property taxes by 10 percent and roll back the 32 percent increase in the income tax rate that was passed in 2017.

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CPS sex abuse findings result in proposals to change Illinois law

CPS sex abuse findings result in proposals to change Illinois law By Gary Marx, David Jackson, Juan Perez Jr. and Jennifer Smith Richards June 7, 2018 Chicago Tribune llinois lawmakers this week introduced a set of legislative proposals and began planning hearings in response to the Chicago Public Schools sexual abuse scandal.

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#MeToo Bills Headed To The Governor's Desk

#MeToo Bills Headed To The Governor's Desk By Mary Cullen June 6, 2018 NPR Illinois In addition to an overhaul of how the Illinois General Assembly deals with sexual harassment among its ranks, lawmakers approved several other measures meant to address concerns from the #MeToo movement. 

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Rep. McSweeney: New budget will cause more people to leave Illinois

Rep. McSweeney: New budget will cause more people to leave Illinois June 6, 2018 Northwest Herald Illinois is a great state with a great history. Two of the finest U.S. presidents of all time – Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan – have deep connections to our state.

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Rep. McSweeney: High taxes are driving people out of Illinois

April 27, 2018 David McSweeney If I have heard it once, I have it heard dozens of times. The conversation or correspondence usually goes something like this. “David, Illinois is a lost cause. We are putting our house up for sale and moving. We can’t afford to live in Illinois any longer.”

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Costello stands with taxpayers, signs resolution opposing progressive income tax

April 27, 2018 Austin Berg Calls to protect Illinoisans from a progressive income tax are now coming from both sides of the aisle in Springfield.   

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Op-Ed: The bipartisan bullies of township government

April 26, 2018 Austin Berg A great deal of what’s wrong in Illinois government can be explained by a socioeconomic theory called “concentrated benefits and diffuse costs.” What does that mean?

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Clock is ticking on federal funds for Quincy Veterans Home, McSweeney says

April 26, 2018 Angela Underwood Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) insisted Gov. Bruce Rauner contact President Donald Trump about $265 million in funding to build new facilities and renovate older ones at the Quincy Veterans Home.

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Northern IL County Could Abolish Townships

April 21, 2018 By Cole Lauterbach  One Illinois county is a step closer to giving voters the power to abolish townships.

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