Democrat Daniel Biss Supports Term Limits for Legistlative Leaders

Capitol Fax is reported this week that State Senator Daniel Biss, running for Governor as a Democrat, has adopted the proposal that I set forth on the day I announced my 2002 candidacy for Governor on the Libertarian Party ticket: … Continue reading

Idea Surfaced in 2002 Libertarian Party Gubernatorial Campaign Gaining Legs

When an idea gains strength journalists say it has “legs.” The idea for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms a person could be House Speaker or Minority Leader and Senate President or Minority Leader was a major … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Petitioners at Woodstock’s Fair Diddly

My wife and I went to Fair Diddly Sunday afternoon. She looked at stuff, while I was on the lookout for people seeking petition signatures. Two years ago, I found Jim Harrison supporters, complete with tee shirts, plus Libertarian candidate … Continue reading

Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 2

I left the air conditioned building and ventured into the fall-back location for the Faith Tent people across the road from Skinner’s (no relation) carnival. This is where the Environmental Defenders were last year. It was hot. I made a … Continue reading

Republicans Losing Because They Won’t Play Hardball on Abortion

Four years ago, I talked to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady before the annual summer Family PAC Cruise. Personal PAC had just begun what turned out to be a relentless whacking of Brady on his Pro-Life position on abortion. He … Continue reading

Reflections on Pending Passage of Personal Protection Act – Part 2

This is the second part of my reflections on the Appellate Court’s finding the prohibition against carrying guns to protect oneself outside the home to be unconstitutional.  The first part is here. “Controversial” could be used to describe the 2002 … Continue reading

Political Parties at the McHenry County Fair

There were three political party booths at the McHenry County Fair: Republicans Democrats Libertarians Sometimes the Republican Party booth was manned (or womaned, as is the case above). Sometimes it wasn’t. No indication that there is a Presidential election this … Continue reading

Karen McConnauhay Opponent Libertarian Doug Marks: Opponents “Have Sufficient Objections against My Petitions to Exclude…Ballot Access”

Below is an email from Carpenterbville Village Trustee Doug Marks. He has filed 3,400 signatures to run for the State Senate on the Libertarian Party ticket against Republican primary winner Karen McConnaughay. 3,000 “good” ones are needed to make the … Continue reading

The Libertarians’ Problem with the Illinois Republican Convention

Wonder why the Libertarians who went to the Illinois Republican Convention are dissatisfied with the folks who ran the Tinley Park gathering? I couldn’t find a way to ask for permission to reprint the following, but I wanted you to … Continue reading

The McHenry County Fair – Political Angles

While the teen were exploring other parts of the McHenry County Fair on Friday, I went looking for things political. Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks’ tent was first.  It was closest to the free parking. Then,  I saw the … Continue reading

McHenry County Libertarian Party to Close Shop

Before Dave Brady moved to Wonder Lake, local Libertarians identified with the Fox Valley Libertarian chapter. It met and meets in northern Kane County. With McHenry County being such a large county, Brady, from Pennsylvania, thought an independent party could … Continue reading

Conservative Blogger, WLS Radio Show Host Tom Roeser Endorses Libertarian Julie Fox

Former Quaker Oats lobbyist, now blogger and Sunday night WLS-Radio talk show host, Tom Roeser is endorsing Libertarian Julie Fox for State Comptroller. Julie was one of my running mates when I ran on the Libertarian Party ticker to Governor … Continue reading

Democrats Mail 2nd Hit Piece Against Mark Kirk

Not a bad piece, but it came the same day as the first one. It, like the other one, was mailed by the Lake County Democratic Central Committee. Apparently it went statewide. This one has a Time Magazine-time cover. “Our … Continue reading