PRESS RELEASE: House GOP Call Out Democratic Majority’s Broken Promises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2020

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ZOOM--State Representatives Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville), Deanne Mazzochi (R-Elmhurst), and candidate for State Representative Chris Bos (R-51st) today decried the broken promises of the Democratic majority in providing the major reforms Illinois residents so desperately need. In a press conference this afternoon, the House Republicans discussed the lack of progress on key reform initiatives for property taxes and ethics when there were clear opportunities to produce real change.

Representative Wehrli, who was assigned to both the Property Tax Relief Task Force and the Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform, discussed the failure of both the Democratic-controlled committees to produce actual results. The Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform was created to examine the allegations made against lobbyists and members of the General Assembly in an extensive pay-to-play bribery scheme. The Commission was tasked with producing a published report to the General Assembly and Illinois residents by March 31st.

“Six months later, we have made no progress on ethics reform,” said Rep. Wehrli. “The people of Illinois want answers on ethics, and not another broken promise from the Democrats.”


Bos calls governor's progressive tax plan a complete travesty: 'What we need is real reform'

Republican state House candidate Chris Bos fumes the progressive tax plan pushed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker only guarantees more financial mismanagement for the cash-strapped state.

“With the way businesses are already struggling, I think it would be a complete travesty,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “You’ve got all the tight regulations, red tape and growing tax burden. What we need is real reform. There’s a reason why we’re worse off today than we have been even though we’re making money.”

Running against incumbent state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-Libertyville) in the 51st District, Bos warns the tax the governor has been peddling since his days on the campaign trial only assures more of the same. ...

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“How can we trust the system to just operate now when it’s been broken for all these years?” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on Oct 20, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.


Bos isn't surprised by Madigan's defiance: 'Change needed in Springfield has to start with him being gone'

Republican state House candidate Chris Bos deems House Speaker Mike Madigan’s arrogance to be dangerously out of control.

“That part of the problem we’re facing as a state, when one of your so-called leaders' arrogance is so out of control he doesn’t see a problem with doing things that are ruing the whole state,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “He doesn’t think he’s capable of doing any wrong, and it’s a feeling that’s permeated the whole Democratic Party with the power they have in Springfield right now.” ...

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“Every legislator and candidate needs to clearly establish whether they’re voting for Madigan going forward.” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on Oct 11, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.


Bos condemns Democrats' threatening residents on tax plan: 'It’s like a little kid on the playground'

Republican state House candidate Chris Bos is not a fan of the tactics being used by J.B. Pritzker and his administration in trying to get the governor's progressive tax proposal across the finish line.

“It’s like a little kid on the playground saying, ‘Play by my rules or I’m taking my ball and going home,’” Bos, now running against incumbent state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen (D-Libertyville) in the 51st District, told the Lake County Gazette. “We live in the state with the top overall tax burden in the county and have some of the highest debt and this is the only solution they can come up with in terms of getting this situation under control.” ...

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“It’s clear people don’t want more taxes and that they don’t trust Springfield to do the honorable thing with any more money they can get their hands on” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on OCT 3, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.


SUN-TIMES ENDORSEMENT: Chris Bos for Illinois House in 51st District

Ela Township Trustee Chris Bos, the children’s and family pastor at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich, is pretty conservative. He is also inclined toward collaboration, willing to reach out to other lawmakers to solve problems. He is endorsed.

Bos has been active in his district beyond his service to his church. He helped a preschool that lost its building in a fire, and he worked with a safe house for minors rescued from sex trafficking and sexual abuse. Among his priorities, if elected, is working to enact a slew of measures to tighten government ethics. They include prohibiting lawmakers from lobbying other levels of government, toughening up statements of economic interest and preventing lawmakers’ immediate family members from working as paid lobbyists. He also hopes to work to lower the tax burden on residents and businesses. ...

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By  Read the full endorsement here.

Originally posted on Oct 3, 2020 by the Chicago Sun-Time.


Bos rips governor's ban on high school sports: 'Our kids need to be allowed to be kids'

Republican state House hopeful Chris Bos is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to put politics aside long enough to do the job he was elected to do.

“The governor needs to be following the will of the people in coming to the decisions he makes on behalf of all of us, not just doing the things he wants without regard for any of that,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “That’s what good government is all about.”

Pritzker recently doubled down on his decision to keep most student-athletes off the field over COVID-19 concerns, sparking protests from parents, students and coaches all across the state. ...

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“There is no perfect solution in the midst of what we’re dealing with, but we have to find ways to start moving forward ... We need to understand that our kids need to be allowed to be kids.” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on Sept 27, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.


Chris Bos: Candidate profile, Illinois House 51st District—Daily Herald

Republican Chris Bos, a Lake Zurich minister, is challenging incumbent Democrat Mary Edly-Allen of Libertyville in the race for Illinois House from the 51st District, which takes in all or parts of Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, and Waukegan.

The Daily Herald recently asked the candidates a series of questions. Here are their replies. ...

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By Daily Herald Editorial Board. Read the full profile here.

Originally posted on Sept 21, 2020 by Daily Herald.


Bos believes Illinois voters 'have finally come to understand what Mike Madigan has done to this state'

Republican state House candidate Chris Bos is hoping the current movement in Springfield can make all the difference for the long-troubled state.

“People have finally come to understand what (House Speaker) Mike Madigan has done to this state and how his system of corruption has run it into the ground,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “It’s been a long time coming, but they’re starting to feel for us to get Illinois back Mike Madigan has to go.”

With Madigan now at the center of an unfolding federal corruption probe involving ComEd and a pay-for-play scheme in which payments and perks where allegedly steered to the state’s longest-serving lawmaker in exchange for his support of certain legislation, voters have now taken to protesting outside of Madigan’s home in hopes that he walks away. ...

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“Voters realize none of the things this state needs the most, things like pension and ethics reform, can’t happen as long as Mike Madigan is in charge.” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on Sept 19, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.


Illinois House debate: Zoom interview with members of the Daily Herald Editorial Board

Chris Bos, along with 5 other major-party candidates for three Illinois House seats from the North and Northwest suburbs debated the proposed graduated income tax and the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a Zoom interview with members of the Daily Herald Editorial Board.

video interview

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By Daily Herald Editorial Board. Watch the full video here.

Originally posted on Sept 14, 2020 by Daily Herald.


Bos argues removing speaker is key to change

Republican state House hopeful Chris Bos hopes a still unfolding federal corruption probe is only the start to a long overdue push to clean up Springfield.

“Hopefully, in time, we can get to a point where people can trust Springfield again to do what’s in the best interest of people and not just the sharks,” Bos told the Lake County Gazette. “We’ve got to make changes in this state, or continue on the path of people leaving and an overall downward (economic) spiral.”

Federal authorities recently moved to charge Fidel Marquez, who formerly served as vice president of governmental affairs, with bribery and conspiracy stemming from his alleged part in a pay-for-play scheme ...

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“Mike Madigan is the key to cleaning up all of Springfield. We can talk ethics reforms forever, but until he’s out it's all just talk.” - Chris Bos

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By Glenn MinnisRead the full article here.

Originally posted on Sept 11, 2020 by Lake County Gazette.