About Steve Reick
After graduating from the University of Illinois (B.S.) and the University of Georgia (M.S. Accounting) and the University of Georgia Law School (J.D.), I helped families and businesses in McHenry County with my specialized knowledge of tax law for over 40 years.
My wife Deb and I have been married for over 40 years and raised our three children in Woodstock. We’ve both been involved in the community, from coaching soccer when the kids were young to running a successful business to being members of the Woodstock Rotary Club and volunteering in numerous causes.
Having retired from the practice of law, my attention is now focused on representing McHenry County in the Illinois General Assembly as a means to give back to the community which has given me so much.
Since March of 2020, the Pritzker administration has kept the people of Illinois from making their voices heard through a never-ending series of disaster declarations and executive orders, handing Illinois over to one-man rule. During that time:
- As a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules:
- I stopped the Governor from branding business owners as criminals for simply keeping their businesses open;
- Required that non-public schools be given the same due-process rights as public schools before having their recognition status revoked due to noncompliance with COVID mandates;
- Led the fight to keep our kids in school and “woke” curriculum out.
- I’ve been at the forefront of holding the Governor to account for his failure to repay the $4.4 billion deficit in the state’s Unemployment Insurance trust fund;
- As Republican spokesman on the Revenue and Labor Committees, I’ve spoken with authority on measures that help create jobs and expand economic opportunity;