Mailed Sample Ballot Arrives

I haven’t noted this year that the post office continues to play the role of precinct worker. Think of how much dedicated manpower that candidates would have to have if all the post cards and other literature you receive in … Continue reading

Poll on State’s Attorney and Judicial Races

Just got a two question telephone survey. Two contests. Three choices. For State’s Attorney, Patrick Kenneally or Dan Regna. Or undecided. For Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras or James Cowlin. Or undecided. I got a good clue that the poll was not … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 3

This third installment of Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade starts with former Congressman Joe Walsh’s effort to honor our police officers. Walsh has been doing this since at least since a Memorial Day celebration at his Mundelein home that was … Continue reading

Judge Michael Feetterer Has Successful Fundraiser

Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer filled the room at Marzano’s Italian Restaurant in McHenry. Standing room only. Candidates for other officers attended. People were passing petitions. Two of three McHenry County Clerk candidates, Nick Provenzano and Mary McClellan, were in … Continue reading

McHenry Fund Raiser Set for Judge Michael Feetterer Thursday

A fund raising reception is being held for Judge Michael Feetterer at McHenry’s Marzano’s Italian Restaurant on Route 31 in McHenry this Thursday night from 5:30-7:30. The Judge, recently advanced from an associate judgeship to a full Circuit Court spot … Continue reading

The Terrorist Trash Can Bombing Planned for Rockford’s Cherry Vale Mall in 2006

With the location of the Boston Marathon bombs assumed to have been trash cans, I thought readers might be interested in what FBI Agent Jared Ruddy said about Black Muslim Derrick Shareff’s plan to bomb Cherry Vale Mall in 2006. … Continue reading

BGA Rolls Out State and Local Government Pension Data Base, Downstate Police & Fire Missing

An email arrived from the Better Government Association’s Andy Shaw. It announces the unveiling of its data base of state and local governmental pensions. “We’ve updated the BGA Payroll Database of 500,000 government workers with 2012 numbers and, for the first time, … Continue reading

Judge Joseph Condon Plans Retirement, Michael Feetterer Gets Replacement Nod

Circuit Judge Joseph Condon plans to retire when his term is up in December. His replacement is selected by our Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas. That person will be current Associate Court Judge Judge Michael W. Feetterer. I asked … Continue reading