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Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. Papers (Crystal Lake)

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Collection Overview

Title: Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. Papers (Crystal Lake), 1963-2000

ID: RHC/RC/196

Extent: 41.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The papers of Calvin L. Skinner, Jr.  are separated into seven series: Regional Transportation Authority, Income Tax, Politicians, Subject Files, Legislative Bills, Title X, and Correspondence.

The seventh series, Correspondence, is arranged chronologically from 1993-2000 and then alphabetically by subject or author.

Date Acquired: 01/16/1990. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: AIDS, Chicago Transit Authority, Crystal Lake (Ill.), Education., Illinois. General Assembly, Legislators, McHenry County (Ill), Ogilvie, Richard B. - Governor, Regional Transportation Authority, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Skinner Jr., Calvin L., Taxation., Title X Family Planning Program (U.S.), Transportation, United States--Politics and government

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. cover the years 1963 to 2000 and are separated into seven series:  Regional Transportation Authority, Income Tax, Politicians, Subject Files, Legislative Bills, Title X, and Correspondence.

The first series, the Regional Transportation Authority, is located in boxes 1-27 and contains the bulk of the collection.  This series includes House and Senate bills and analyses, correspondence, and notes.  It is concerned with the formation of and the opposition to the RTA.  While there are a few files supporting the RTA, most of the series is dedicated to the disap- proval of the RTA as Skinner was at the head of the opposition.  Of special interest are the photographs and a cassette tape of a report by S.H. Skolnick in box 27.

Series II, Income tax, is housed in boxes 28 and 29, and is comprised of reports dealing mainly with the proposed temporary tax hike of 1983.

The third series, Politicians, contains newspaper clippings, correspondence, and campaign material of public figures.  The series begins in box 29 and continues through box 40.  There are a few files on citizens that are not politicians, but the majority is devoted to legislators and would-be legislators.

Series IV, Subject Files, includes correspondence, House and Senate bills, newspaper articles, and reports.

The fifth series, Legislative Bills, contains House and Senate bills, House Joint Resolutions, information about HIV/AIDS as well as Appropriations on Education and Public Safety.

Series VI, Title X, contains various information and articles surrounding the debate over Title X in McHenry County. The seventh series, Correspondence, is arranged chronologically from 1993-2000 and then alphabetically by subject or author.

Collection Historical Note

Calvin L. Skinner, Jr. was born in Maryland in 1942. He received an A.B. in economics from Oberlin College in Ohio and an M.A. in public administration from the University of Michigan. Skinner and his family settled in Crystal Lake when he was a teenager, and although leaving to complete his education, he eventually returned to Crystal Lake and got into politics. He served as a budget examiner for the Small Business Administration for the U.S. Bureau of the Budget in Washington. In 1966, he became treasurer of McHenry County and then served as a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer before successfully running for the Illinois General Assembly as a representative of the 33rd District. He held this position until 1981, when an unsuccessful bid against a U.S. representative made him give up his seat. Among the committees he served on while a member of the Assembly were: Appropriations, Transportation (of which he was the Republican Spokesman), Human Resources, Legislative Audit Commission, Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission, Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Legislative Advisory Committee, and Chain-of-Lakes-Fox River Commission. Skinner served as a transportation consultant to House Speaker George Ryan after leaving office.

The RTA was established by the Illinois General Assembly in 1973 and was ratified by Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in 1974. RTA's major function was to extend, update, and standardize the suburban bus, the commuter rail, and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) networks. RTA was to increase the productivity and the practicality of transportation services while regulating costs. Cal Skinner contested RTA on the grounds that it aided the CTA at the expense of the collar counties.

He ran again in 1992 and was elected as the Representative of the 64th District. He served as the Republican Spokesman for the Appropriations Committee that handles the Department of Transportation and Corrections budgets. His legislative goals included improving traffic flow at the intersection of Rountes 62 & 31, stopping rape and the spread of AIDS in our prison system and halting state income tax hikes.

Skinner served until 2001 when he was defeated by Rosemary Kurtz.

Subject/Index Terms

AIDS
Chicago Transit Authority
Crystal Lake (Ill.)
Education.
Illinois. General Assembly
Legislators
McHenry County (Ill)
Ogilvie, Richard B. - Governor
Regional Transportation Authority
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Skinner Jr., Calvin L.
Taxation.
Title X Family Planning Program (U.S.)
Transportation
United States--Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addenda were added at later dates.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Calvin L. Skinner Jr

Acquisition Method: Calvin L. Skinner Jr., former McHenry County representative to the Illinois General Assembly, donated his personal and legislative papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 10, 1989 and January 16, 1990.

Related Materials: Other related collections include The Star Reporter Collection (RC 131), with Skinner's father's as the publisher of the newspaper and the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission Records (RC 159). Governmental collections include the papers of Dennis J. Collins, Joseph Ebbesen, and David Shapiro (RC 5, RC 168, RC 174) and Jack Schaffer (VFM 19.31).


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I.: Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)],
[Series II.: Income Tax],
[Series III.: Politicians],
[Addendum 1],
[Addendum 2],
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Addendum 1
Series IV.: Subject Files
Box 41
Folder 1: Alcohol-Gasohol and Air Pollution, 1978-1980
Folder 2: Arguments Against Chrysler Bailout, 1980
Folder 3: Barium in Drinking Water, Research Memorandum File 9-087, 1979
Folder 4: Calculating the Effect of Gasohol on Air Pollution Levels in the Chicago, Peoria, and East St. Louis Areas, 1979
Folder 5-6: Education, 1977-1980
Folder 7: Education: Accountability, 1969-1974
Folder 8: Education: Aid to Private School, 1968-1974
Folder 9-11: Education: Bilingual, 1979-1980
Folder 12: Education: Bills, 1973-1980
Folder 13: Education: Board of Higher Education, 1974-1979
Folder 14: Education: Bond Referendums, 1972
Folder 15: Education: Books, 1976-1979
Folder 16: Education: Budget, 1978
Folder 17: Education: Bus Reimbursements, 1973-1979
Folder 18: Education: Capital Assistance, 1972-1974
Folder 19: Education: Capital Construction, 1973-1974
Folder 20: Education: Capital Grants, 1973-1974
Folder 21: Education: Cary Unit District 26, 1975-1976
Box 42
Folder 1: Education: Chicago, Board of, 1973
Folder 2: Education: Chicago Schools, 1976-1977
Folder 3: Education: Crystal Lake Education Association (CLETA), Crystal Lake Elementary Teachers Association, 1974
Folder 4: Education: Collective Bargaining, 1973-1976
Folder 5: Education: Commission of the States, October 16, 1972
Folder 6: Education: Community Unit Number 175 "LOCON", Leepertown (Batavia, Illinois), 1979
Folder 7: Education: Community Unit Number 426, Kirkland, 1979
Folder 8: Education: Community Unit School District 428, DeKalb, 1973
Folder 9: Education: Con-Con, 1969-1970
Folder 10: Education: Congress, 1975
Folder 11: Education: Constituents Interested, 1977
Folder 12: Education: County Superintendent of Schools, 1972-1974
Folder 13: Education: Desegregation, 1976-1980
Folder 14: Education: Deuster Bill, 1975
Folder 15: Education: District 15, McHenry, 1970-1978
Folder 16: Education: District 26, Cary, 1973-1979
Folder 17: Education: District 46, 1974-1979
Folder 18: Education: District 47, 1968-1979
Folder 19: Education: District 100, Belvidere, 1973-1979
Folder 20: Education: District 122 (Harlem Consolidated School), Rockford, 1979
Folder 21: Education: District 155, High School, 1959-1978
Folder 22: Education: District 156, McHenry, 1973-1978
Folder 23: Education: District 157, Richmond Burton Community High School, 1972
Folder 24: Education: District 158, Huntley, 1975
Folder 25: Education: District 200, 1974-1977
Folder 26: Education: District 300, 1972-1979
Folder 27: Education: District 302, Kaneland, 1972
Folder 28: Education: District 424, Genoa, 1974-1977
Folder 29: Education: District 509, Elgin Community College, 1972-1975
Folder 30: Education: District Funds, 1976
Folder 31: Education: Driver's Education, 1978
Folder 32: Education: Dual Vs. Unit Districts, 1973-1975
Folder 33: Education: Education Educators, 1971-1974
Folder 34: Education: Elgin Schools, Herrick House, 1976, 1979
Folder 35: Education: Enrollments, 1974-1978
Folder 36: Education: Federal Study, 1974
Folder 37: Education: Formula, 1976-1979
Box 43
Folder 1: Education: General Finance, 1966-1979
Folder 2: Education: Handicapped, Multiple, 1976
Folder 3: Education: Illinois Community College Trustees Association, 1973
Folder 4: Education: Inner City, 1977-1978
Folder 5: Education: Johnsburg School, 1975-1980
Folder 6: Education: Junior Colleges, East St. Louis, 1974
Folder 7: Education: Junior Colleges, State Aid, Fiscal Year 75
Folder 8: Education: School Calendar, 1974
Folder 9: Education: Legislature and the Schools, 1973-1978
Folder 10: Education: Mandated Programs, 1976, no date
Folder 11: Education: Marian Central, 1975
Folder 12: Education: Minimum Requirements, 1977-1979
Folder 13: Education: Montessori Barr, no date
Folder 14: Education: Parochial Busing, 1980
Folder 15: Education: Physical Education, no date
Folder 16: Education: Poor Areas, 1979
Folder 17: Education: Private Schools, 1975-1980
Folder 18: Education: Public Opinion, 1976-1977
Folder 19: Education: Public Schools, 1975-1976
Folder 20: Education: Requirements, no date
Folder 21: Education: Rockford Schools, 1974-1980
Folder 22: Education: Salaries, 1975-1978
Folder 23: Education: School Financing-Clabaugh Committee, 1973
Folder 24: Education: Segregation, 1975-1976
Folder 25: Education: Serpo of Sedom, 1974
Folder 26: Education: Serrano Decision, 1972-1977
Folder 27: Education: South African Perceptual Training Program, 1976
Folder 28: Education: Special Education, 1974-1976
Box 44
Folder 1: Education: Special Education Funding, 1975
Folder 2: Education: Special Reg., 1974
Folder 3: Education: Special Session, 1976
Folder 4: Education: Special State Task Force, 1973
Folder 5-7: Education: State Aid, Fiscal Year 74-Fiscal Year 79
Folder 8-10: Education: State Aid Formula, Fiscal Year 76-Fiscal Year 79
Folder 11: Education: State Board of, 1974-1976
Folder 12: Education: Tax Rollback, 1975-1976
Folder 13: Education: Tenure, 1977
Folder 14: Education: Transportation, 1978
Folder 15: Education: TV, 1973
Folder 16: Education: Unit District Formation, 1975-1979
Folder 17: Education: Veto Override, 1975
Folder 18: Education: Vetoes, 1975-1976
Folder 19: Education: Vocational Schools, 1976
Folder 20: Education: Washington Monitor, 1974-1975
Folder 21: Education: Washington Perspective, 1975
Folder 22: Education: Winnetka School System, no date
Folder 23: Education: Work Study, 1975
Folder 24: Equal Rights Amendment, Anti-, 1972-1980
Box 45
Folder 1: Equal Rights Amendment, Pro, 1974-1980
Folder 2: Ethics, 1973-1979
Folder 3: Fair Employment Practices Commission, 1975-1978
Folder 4: FAP 420, 1980
Folder 5: Fears, Gary (Ghost Payroller), 1977-1978
Folder 6: Federal Aviation Authority, 1979
Folder 7: Financial Disclosure, 1976
Folder 8: Findley, Craig, 1979
Folder 9: Fire Marshall, 1978
Folder 10: Fire Protection Districts, 1975-1979
Folder 11: Fireworks, 1975-1979
Folder 12: Fiscal Notes, 1975-1979
Folder 13: Fitzgerald Death, 1975
Folder 14: Fox River, 1975-1979
Folder 15: Freeways, 1975-1979
Folder 16: Gas Crisis, 1975-1979
Folder 17: Gasohol, 1979-1980
Folder 18: General Assembly, 1975-1980
Folder 19: Generic Drugs, 1976-1977
Folder 20: Ghost Payrollers, 1975-1977
Folder 21: Grain Elevator Bankruptcy, 1978
Box 46
Folder 1: Grain Elevator Hearing, 1978
Folder 2: Grain Elevators, 1978-1980
Folder 3: Illinois Office of Education, 1976-1979
Folder 4: Legislative Audit Commission, 1976-1979
Folder 5: Legislative Corruption, 1976-1980
Folder 6: Legislative Council, 1975-1980
Folder 7: Legislative Newsletters, 1976-1980
Folder 8: Legislative Reference Bureau, 1975-1979
Folder 9: Legislative Salaries, 1974-1978
Folder 10: Libraries, 1971-1977
Folder 11: Library Financing Subcommittee, 1975-1976
Folder 12: License Plates, 194-1977
Folder 13: Licensing, 1976-1979
Box 47
Folder 1: Licensing, Denturists, 1979
Folder 2: Lie Detectors, 1975-1977
Folder 3: Lifeline, 1977
Folder 4: Limited Licensed Physicians, 1977
Folder 5: Lindberg, George, 1975-1976
Folder 6: Lobbyists, 1975-1979
Folder 7: Local Government Tax Study Commission, 1975
Folder 8: Lottery, 1975-1977
Folder 9: McClory, Robert, 1977-1979
Folder 10: McHenry County, 1975-1979
Folder 11: McHenry County Board, 1975-1980
Folder 12: McHenry County College, 1976-1978
Folder 13: McHenry County Defenders, 1976-1977
Folder 14: McHenry County Horsemen's Association, 1979-1980
Folder 15: McHenry County Mental Health 708 Board, 1976-1978
Folder 16: McHenry County Senior Citizens Council, 1975-1977
Folder 17: Malpractice Insurance, 1975-1976
Folder 18: Management Audit, Professional & Artistic Service Contracts, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), January 1979
Folder 19: Manpower and Human Development, 1977-1978
Folder 20: Manteno Prison, 1978
Folder 21: Maps, 1979
Folder 22: Marijuana, 1979-1980
Folder 23: Memorial Day, 1974-1975
Folder 24: Mentally Retarded, 1975-1978
Box 48
Folder 1: Merit Selection, 1978
Folder 2: Middle Fork Reservoir, 1976
Folder 3: Migrant Farm Workers, 1974-1977
Folder 4: Minors, 1977
Folder 5: Mobile Homes, 1974-1978
Folder 6: Mortgage, 1975-1976
Folder 7: Motor Vehicle Laws Commission, 1973-1977
Folder 8: Motor Vehicles, 1975-1976
Folder 9: Motorcycles, 1975-1980
Folder 10: National Guard, 1975-1977
Folder 11: Nazi Bill, 1978
Folder 12: Needed Legislation, 1977-1979
Folder 13: Newsletter, 1977-1979
Folder 14: No Fault Divorce, 1975-1977
Box 49
Folder 1: Northern Illinois Planning Commission, (NIPC), 1975-1980
Folder 2: Nuclear Plant, 1975-1979
Folder 3: Nursing Homes, 1974-1977
Folder 4: Off Track Betting, 1978
Folder 5: Ogilvie, 1976-1979
Folder 6: O'Neal, Lieutenant Governor Dave, 1979
Folder 7: Open Meeting Act, 1975-1979
Folder 8: Open Primary, 1977
Folder 9: "Open Space" Bills, 1975, 1977
Folder 10: Operation Health, Incorporated, 1974-1975
Folder 11: Overtime Pay, 1976-1977
Folder 12: Parent Locator, 1975-1976
Folder 13: Parochial Aid, 1975
Folder 14: Patronage, 1973-1979
Folder 15: Pensions, 1973-1977
Folder 16: Personal Property Tax, 1969-1980
Box 50
Folder 1: Physical Education in Schools, 1975-1977
Folder 2: Physicians, 1977
Folder 3: Plumbers, 1979
Folder 4: Political Honesty, 1976
Folder 5: Polls, 1974-1977
Folder 6: Pollution Control Board, 1975-1979
Folder 7: Precinct Committeemen, 1977-1978
Folder 8: Press Clippings, 1974-1980
Folder 9: Prisons, 1977
Folder 10: Privacy, 1976-1977
Folder 11: Product Liability, 1977
Folder 12: Property Tax Lid, 1978
Folder 13: Property Tax Rates, 1976-1980
Folder 14: Prosecution Assistance Program, 1974-1977
Folder 15: Questionnaires, 1974-1980
Folder 16: Radio Stations, 1974-1979
Folder 17: Railroad Crossing, 1975-1979
Folder 18: Railroad Relocation, 1975
Folder 19: Reagan, Ronald, 1976-1979
Folder 20: Redlining, 1975-1978
Folder 21: Redmond Administration, 1975-1979
Folder 22: Referenda, 1976
Folder 23: Regional Government, 1975-1979

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