The same Chicago Sun-Times reporter, Chris Fusco, who wrote an end of May Saturday story about an FBI search of Operating Engineers Local 150 Union President Bill Dugan’s Maryland buffalo farm, had one Saturday about Dugan’s retirement.
Dugan is of interest because his union is the only Chicago-area local that regularly supports Republicans.
The local leader is Wauconda’s Chuck August and I’m wondering if he might become Dugan’s successor. Probably more likely Vice President James Sweeney will step into the post.
August and former McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman Al Jourdan worked closely together to locate 150’s union and banquet hall in McHenry County, but couldn’t find a suitable location. The result was the union/banquet hall being built on Route 120 just over the McHenry/Lake County line in Lakemoor.
Union local members were quite active in Dan Regna’s campaign to unseat McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi during the primary election.
What you see above was found on Regna’s campaign web site under “Event Photos.” The web site is still up even though it is almost five months after the primary election. It is a picture of Dugan and Regna.