More Leaving Chicago Metro Area Than Any Other in Midwest

A Bloomberg News analysis of Census data shows that the Chicago Metropolitan Area is losing a higher percentage of its residents than any other Midwest metropolitan area. The time period was between July 2013 and July 2014. The loss was 69/100 … Continue reading

Ex-Boone County Circuit Clerk Employee Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

Boone County Watchdog reports on a former Boone County Circuit Clerk’s employee having pleaded guilty to felony theft. For admitting stealing over $24,000, Donna Osoria received a five year jail sentence. The theft took place from 2010 to 2012. It involved … Continue reading

Boone County Candy Police

I know more than one family who has moved from McHenry County to Boone County. It’s cheaper to live there. But, alerted by former McHenry County resident and Democratic Party Board member Bill Pysson’s “Boone County Watchdog,” I discovered a … Continue reading

Where Are We As Far as Real Estate Taxes Go?

The Tax Foundation has some remarkable work comparing property tax burdens across the United States. Want to know what part of the country to look at for retirement, if cutting your property taxes is one of your goals? Take a … Continue reading

Protecting Those Poor Madigan Judicial Minions

Ten years ago respected Republican State Senator Carl Hawkinson from the Peoria area narrowly lost a bid for the Illinois Supreme Court to a trial lawyer named Thomas Kilbride. It gave complete control of the highest level of the state’s … Continue reading