The founder of Freeport, Illinois, Tutty Baker, who died in 1855, is the pseudonym of a Stephenson County blogger. He calls his publication the Stephenson Blumdoggle.
The blog seems to have been inspired by Stephenson County’s Board Chairman, whose last name is Blum.
John Blum and his county board seem to have put the taxpayers in debt to build an industrial park that has not worked out too well.
Hence, the play on the word “boondoggle,”
Imagine my surprise when I discovered an article about an article about the McHenry County Finance Committee that ran on McHenry County Blog yesterday.
Tutty’s article is entitled,
I was finished a good novel–“Julian Comstock, A Story of 22nd Century America” by Robert Charles Wilson–last night, so didn’t make it to the County’s Administrative Building for the Finance Committee meeting.
But I am interested if the Committee members recommended selling Z Financial two lots in the Village of Wonder Lake with a market value, according to the assessor last year, of over $30,000 for $1,300.
While it probably has no connection, Z Financial gave three multi-thousand dollar contributions to County Treasurer Bill LeFew a couple of years ago.
Tutty suggests that his readers might be interested in looking at the Illinois State Board of Elections pages that show
Zajicek is identified as an “investor” in reports made to the state.
I note the Bill LeFew is not the only County Treasurer to whom the company and the man have made contributions.