ENDORSEMENT: Carolyn Schofield for Illinois House in 66th District Republican primary

Schofield understands that legislators do the public a disservice when they cling desperately to their end of the political spectrum, yet leave big problems to fester.

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Carolyn Schofield, 66th District Illinois Republican primary election candidate.

Carolyn Schofield is endorsed by the Sun-Times for Illinois House in the 66th District Republican primary.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Voters looking for a staunch conservative with impressive credentials would be well advised to look past the incumbent, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, and choose challenger Carolyn Schofield.

They can rest assured that Schofield strongly supports the 2nd Amendment, insists on curbing government spending and opposes the state’s proposed progressive income tax. Plus, Schofield has a wealth of experience as a public servant on the McHenry County Board, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and other governmental bodies.

At the same time, Schofield understands that legislators do the public a disservice when they cling to absolutist positions at all costs. Big problems — and Illinois has plenty — don’t get solved by saying “no” over and over. Skillicorn, for example, most recently stuck to his “no new taxes” stand, even to the point of voting against a motor fuel tax hike that would finance desperately needed road projects in his own district.

Schofield is the better choice in this race.


Illinois House 66th District map.

Illinois House 66th District map.

Illustration by Caroline Hurley


For more information about this race and others, including candidate questionnaires, go to our Illinois primary voting guide. Our newspaper is owned by a group of civic-minded and, in some cases, politically active investors; for details, see our owner information page.

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