The NWH Won’t Like This

I haven’t seen a copy of this week’s edition of the McHenry Times, the broadsheet put out by Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC to help local State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn, but Google has.

The Liberty Principles PAC newspaper helping Allen Skillicorn has been indexed by Google.

The Liberty Principles PAC newspaper helping Allen Skillicorn has been indexed by Google.

There was an article in the Northwest Herald about this campaign technique, plus a questionnaire on its web site, about these fake newspapers.

Neither the NWH nor those answering the questionnaire had a high opinion of the effort.


The NWH Won’t Like This — 7 Comments

  1. Has anyone actually put their hands on a copy of this ‘paper’?

    I wonder if it has the proper disclosures?

  2. I think a serious challenge could be made.

    If it does not violate the specifics of the rule, it certainly runs afoul of the spirit of the rule.

    I hope voters reject this Proft deception and vote “no” for any candidate supported by this PAC.

  3. So, what’s the rule?

    You can’t publish your own newspaper?

    (I think we did this as kids.)

  4. McHenry Times

    Two manufacturers relocating to Crystal Lake, bringing 2,400 new jobs

    by Vimbai Chikomo

    February 25, 2016, 2:05pm

    “DeMarco Industrial Vacuum Corp. and Metrom Railroad Safety Products are in the process of finalizing occupancy arrangements in their new Crystal Lake locations.


    Northwest Herald

    Manufacturer moves into Crystal Lake; Cary industrial vacuum maker likely to follow

    August 3, 2015

    “Metrom Railroad Safety Products completed its move in mid-July from Lake Zurich to a 15,000 square-foot facility at 1125 Mitchell Court within the Lakeview Business Center near Rakow Road and Route 31, said James Richter II, Crystal Lake planning and economic development manager.”

    “Currently located in Cary, DeMarco Industrial expects to finalize its move into Crystal Lake within the coming weeks, Richter said.”


  5. I always wonder when a “news paper” appears where the editor(s) are not willing to have their names published.

    Just more “fair and balanced” news

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