More Evidence of TIF Real Estate Tax Diversion

McHenry County Blog was started in reaction to the City of Crystal Lake’s announcement that it would be creating a Tax Increment Financing District to finance development of the Vulcan Gravel Pit. With the subsequent recession, that plan went askew … Continue reading

Cook County Voting Machines Not Certified by State Board of Elections

A press release from Sharon Meroni’s Defend the Vote: Illegal and Uncertified Voting Systems in Chicago and Suburban Cook County Defend the Vote has recently uncovered startling evidence that proves the voting systems used in Chicago and Suburban Cook County … Continue reading

Rahm Emmanuel Tries to Divert New U.S. Attorney From Political Corruption Fight

[I got my timeline mixed up when I said that Rahm Emmanuel had a role as President Barack Obama's Chief of Staff in assigning Patrick Fitzgerald the prosecution of Scooter Libby. [I have moved the incorrect assertion to the bottom … Continue reading

Will Concealed Carry Be a Game Changer for Women and Rapists?

Shortly after the concealed carry bill passed in Springfield with Governor Pat Quinn saying negative things about it, Chicago rape victim Sandra Al-Sakkai held a press conference in Rogers Park to talk about her having been raped. The deadline set … Continue reading