Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 30

State Rep. Jack Franks is after more Chicago money. You might think he is running for State Representative. Wait a minute. He is. Of course, all the reporters covering the McHenry County Board chairmanship announcement said that Franks was leaving … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 5 – Switching Parties, Moving to Salt Lake City, Middletown and Crystal Lake Copy

Earlier segments of this biography of my father can be found below on McHenry County Blog. In 1952, my youngest sister Ellen was born. That was also the year Dad switched his registration from the Democratic Party to the Republican … Continue reading

People Moving In, People Moving Out – 60 More in McHenry County over Year Before

The Chicago Metropolitan area lost population in 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau found 22,194 more people left the greater Chicago area than moved in. About 80,000 in and 105,000 out. That’s what the Chicago Tribune reported in its evening internet … Continue reading

Did NWH Try to Frame March Primary Election?

Sitting in front of my computer is the front page Northwest Herald article from December 9, 2015. It’s the article about Patrick Kenneally’s announcement of his candidacy for McHenry County State’s Attorney, complete with photo of and extensive quotes from … Continue reading

A Rahm Emmanual Crook

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools Indicted for Accepting Bribes and Kickbacks to Steer No-Bid Contracts CHICAGO — A federal indictment returned today charges BARBARA BYRD-BENNETT with using her position atop the … Continue reading

Blago Church Food Giveaway Crooks Indicted

A press release from Springfield’s U.S. Attorney: INDICTMENT CHARGES CHICAGO NEW BIRTH CHRISTIAN CENTER PASTOR AND OTHERS WITH DEFRAUDING SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM Springfield, Ill. – The grand jury today returned an indictment that charges the founding pastor of the New Birth … Continue reading