What Was the Best Story of the Year?

Hey, it’s Christmas and I’ve been running around.

Saw the play “Newsies” at the Marriott. Son of one of my wife’s co-workers was excellent as the youngest news boy.

So, if you want to exercise your brain, share with others what you think the biggest story of the year first seen on McHenry County Blog was.


What Was the Best Story of the Year? — 24 Comments

  1. Your multi series articles on the malfeasance of Algonquin Township tops my list!

    Keep up the great work Cal!

  2. The story on old junk political signs from the 80’s and 90’s tops the list; very representative of this sunshine blog, followed closely by cute stories about a lazy cat. keep up the good work sunshine blogger. Happy Holidays! Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. On January 20, 2017 tronald dump said with his tiny hands on the Bible he so often reads: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    October 18, 2017. “Late last night, a federal district court in Maryland issued a ruling blocking implementation of much of President Trump’s third travel ban order because it discriminates against Muslims, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Like previous iterations of the travel ban order, Travel Ban 3.0 bars all or most entry into the United States by citizens of several Muslim-majority nations, with the important difference that the latest ban is permanent rather than a temporary measure lasting for 90 days.

    The Maryland court relies on President Trump’s and his subordinates’ and advisers’ numerous statements equating the “territorial” ban adopted in all three iterations of the travel ban order with the “Muslim ban” Trump repeatedly advocated during the 2016 campaign. It concludes that Travel Ban 3.0 is largely a continuation and extension of the previous orders, and has the same underlying unconstitutional purpose of discriminating against Muslims. Judge Theodores Chuang’s opinion further notes that the President’s most recent statements about the travel ban issue “cast the Proclamation as the inextricable re-animation of the twice-enjoined Muslim ban, and…. convey the message that the third iteration of the ban—no longer temporary—will be the ‘enhanced expression’ of the earlier ones.” Judge Chuang previously wrote an opinion blocking Travel Ban 2.0.

    Like yesterday’s ruling against the travel ban by a federal district court in Hawaii, Judge Chuang also ruled that Travel Ban 3.0 violated the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which forbids discrimination in the issuance of immigration visas on the basis of nationality. His opinion includes some strong rebuttals to various defenses of the legality of the order under the INA. For example, he criticizes the distinction the administration seeks to make between visas and the right to enter, by noting that “receiving an immigrant visa is meaningless without later receiving permission to enter” and that “the denial of entry to immigrants would generally have the effect of causing the denial of immigrant visas” as well”.

    Happy Holidays tronald dump fans! The clock keeps ticking…Stay tuned, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. And God bless the United Sheishhh, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  5. A Holiday question for my compassionate conservative friends: Have tronald dump respected the office of commander-in-chief? Sit back and relax for a very entertaining answer…stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  6. I’d be remiss to not chime in with my favorite story of the year: http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/03/20/advertising-on-mchenry-county-blog/#comment-458237

    The story that Cal posted after soliciting advertisers and summarily deleted the post. I’ve wondered, “why did Cal delete the story?” “Why did has he since not asked for additional sponsors?” The truth is, this blog only caters to a population of less than 500 people. Cal’s regular readership is the only driving force to keeping this tabloid alive.

    So, happy Christmas Cal. What’s your readership? I’m interested in sponsoring and want to know if it’s worth it?!

  7. The story to which you refer was posted earlier than I planned.

    It was posted early the next week.

    Tnanks for reading.

  8. Observation: Some posters are products of the Illinois public education system which features teachers such as some who post on this blog.

    To repeat what Cal posted above: “the biggest story of the year first seen on McHenry County Blog was”


    Congrats to those who can read and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    Not only was this story first posted on this blog, I have yet to see it anywhere else: http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/03/23/of-weasels-chickens-and-county-government/

  9. The free lunch story was very inspirational and emblematic of our freeloader paparazzi sunshine blogger. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  10. Gasser is wrecking township government, the government closest to the people.

    He’s an extremist! He supports a military coup of this country!

  11. My favorite story from 2017?

    Finally have a budget for the State of Illinois.

  12. TownshipsMustLive, you’re clearly part of the problem! and you need to get back on your meds.

    Gasser taking down the Miller Taxfunded Empire is #1

    The revelation that our local Newspaper is no news organization at all, but more of a biased Leftist’s Tabloid is #2

    Nationally, Trumps win was #1

    and revelation of the biased Fake News #2.

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