Honoring Dick Locher

The Sunday before, the Tribune syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip’s current creators Joe Staton and Mike Curtis honored Dick Locher for his time as chief cartoonist. Locher has retired and been honored with a statue of Dick Tracy in his … Continue reading

Lakewood Considering Referendum to Allow Bulk Purchase of Electricty

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith sent out the following letter to her constituents in the fall village newsletter. FROM THE PRESIDENT As we bid a fond farewell to summer, it’s appropriate to review what was accomplished during the past three … Continue reading

Roland Burris Remembers McHenry County

While his senior colleague United States Senate Dick Durbin ignored McHenry County in his requests for appropriations’ earmarks, Roland Burris did not. Here’s what Burris requested: $500,000 for McHenry County, Illinois Drinking Water Quality Initiative McHenry County, Illinois McHenry County … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Announces Member Initiatives

Congressmen call it “earmarks.” Illinois legislators call it “member initiatives.” If it’s in someone else’s part of the country or state, people commonly call it “pork.” Whatever you call it, here is what Crystal Lake State Rep. Mike Tryon got … Continue reading

Congressional Pork – Melissa Bean and Don Manzullo; $300,000 for Turning Point

sshjIt doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about Washington Pork. In fact, it was last March. Let’s look at what the two congressional representatives from McHenry County are requesting in the Commerce, Justice and Science budget. (Hat … Continue reading

Melissa Bean Earmark Requests

It’s long, but I thought you might be interested in what 8th District Democrat is asking be included in next year’s congressional budget. I have included the whole district so that you can get an idea of how McHenry County … Continue reading

Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 4

Again thanks to Taxpayers for Common Sense, McHenry County Blog can give you an idea what pork in this year’s congressional budget looks like. We continue in alphabetical order. Today we are reaching the middle of the alphabetical. We cover … Continue reading

Earmarks in the Health & Human Services and Labor Budgets – Part 3

Taxpayers for Common Sense made it relatively painless to find the projects that Illinois congressmen claimed credit for in this year’s budget. We have looked at Melissa Bean’s, Jerry Costello’s, Danny Davis’ and Dick Durbin’s previously. Today we see ex-Chicago … Continue reading