2010 Family PAC Cruise – Part 2

Yesterday, I started telling you about my annual Family PAC cruise. I ended that installment before we boarded the boat. Before walking up the gangplank, I got a couple more politicians’ photos. Next was Randy Hultgren. I met Rich Morthland … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 5

This is the sixth article McHenry County Blog has published about Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. In the first, U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. Coburn was on the Senate committee considering the … Continue reading

Bear Steans’ Nick Hurtgen Pleads Guilty

One of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson’s “Wunderkinds” has plead guilty to federal charges concerning the Edwards Hospital Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board scandal. Nicholas Hurtgen, who at the time was Managing Director of the Chicago office of Bear Stearns, … Continue reading

Carol Marin Notes Illinois GOP Transition

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin notes the replacement of Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander by former Washington-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Brady, a resident of St. Charles. She explains Kjellander’s and his fellow Springfielder Bill Cellini’s connection to the Tony … Continue reading

Carol Marin Notes Illinois GOP Transition

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Carol Marin notes the replacement of Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander by former Washington-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Brady, a resident of St. Charles. She explains Kjellander’s and his fellow Springfielder Bill Cellini’s connection to the Tony … Continue reading

Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander Urges Later Primary Date to Avoid "Choas"

Saying there would be “choas” otherwise, outgoing Illinois Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander spoke on behalf of punishing states other than Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina that held primary elections before March. Kjellander advocacy comes after Illinois Democrats moved … Continue reading

Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander Urges Later Primary Date to Avoid "Choas"

Saying there would be “choas” otherwise, outgoing Illinois Republican National Committeeman Bob Kjellander spoke on behalf of punishing states other than Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina that held primary elections before March. Kjellander advocacy comes after Illinois Democrats moved … Continue reading

Republicans Elect Pat Brady to Replace Bob Kjellander as Illinois Republican National Committeeman

“I pledge to you that reform of the position of Republican National Committeeman of the great State of Illinois starts today,” said Kane County’s Pat Brady to Illinois Republican Party Convention delegates in Decatur Saturday. “I know a lot about … Continue reading