A Quadruple Whopper from “Illinois Integrity Fund”

Dark Money Mud Slinging Now Includes Former State Rep. Despite former State Rep. Cal Skinner being awarded custody of his daughter after the alleged incident, the slander seems to surface every election. The allegations on the libelous mailer received yesterday … Continue reading

Jack Franks Wanted to Have Cal Skinner Arrested

We’re back to McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ paranoia. He thinks he is important enough that someone would want to kill him. [Cue canned laughter.] He pretends that he was scared for his life (and his family’s) when a … Continue reading

Trump Mocks School Gun Free Zones, Urges “Hardened” Schools, Armed Trained Teachers

I can’t give you the exact quotes, but President Donald Trump just trashed the nationwide concept of “gun free” school zones. He argued that schools should be come “hardened sites” which give prospective shooters the knowledge that there might be … Continue reading

Tribune Features Problem 1994 Skinner Legislation on Gathering Information on Teacher Sex/Physical Abuse Would Have Solved

Considering the legislation now being considered by the Illinois General Assembly, this article about my incredibly unsuccessful attempt to provide transparency in legislation from over twenty years ago might be of interest. The amendment was killed by over 100 votes … Continue reading

Censoring a 1952 Halloween Painting on a Barbershop Window in Easton, Maryland

I was reminded of how my 3rd grade teacher in Easton, Maryland, suggested my team of Halloween window painters change the sign on a wagon in a Halloween parade from “Vote for Ike” to “Vote” by a painting on a … Continue reading

Remembering Running for Office at Age 23

Jason Blumenthal, a 23-year old is running for State Representative. Boy, did that bring back memories from 52 years ago. I was the same age when I stood outside in the really, really cold weather on the steps of the … Continue reading

Billionaire Dem Candidate Pritzker Backs Term Limits for Legislative Leaders

Well, what do you know? Reading Capitol Fax yesterday, I learned that JB Pritzker has followed Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Danial Biss in supporting Term Limits for Legislative Leaders. As I have reported earlier, the idea was first put into play … Continue reading

Democrat Daniel Biss Supports Term Limits for Legistlative Leaders

Capitol Fax is reported this week that State Senator Daniel Biss, running for Governor as a Democrat, has adopted the proposal that I set forth on the day I announced my 2002 candidacy for Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket: … Continue reading

Unnamed “Has Been Blogger” Credited with Using “Fake News” to Drive State Reps. Out of Office

Woodstock resident Elliot Cassidy, who wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald. In an email he gave me permission to re-publish his letter. Cassidy says I am the reason that State Rep. Mike Tryon stepped down and State Rep. … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Visits the McHenry County Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks, a publication of the Edgar County Watchdogs: McHenry County – Lord Franks – Republic or Kingdom? BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 25, 2017 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –We got tipped off during a meeting in … Continue reading