Second Telephone Poll Last Night

Two nights ago I received a “one-minute poll” from an unidentified source. Just three questions. Last night Susan Anderson called to ask me seven questions. The end of the survey said it was from Communications Express at 618-528-5700. Area code … 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

Libertarians Meeting at Crystal Lake Colonial Thursday

County Libertarians, newly empowered by gaining ballot access for the first time since 2002,are holding their monthly meeting Thursday night from 7-9 at Route 14’s Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake. The group’s email says, Social time starts at 7 pm … Continue reading

Looks as if Libertarians Will Be on Fall Ballot

An email from the Illinois Libertarian Party appears below: Illinois Libertarian Party Statewide Slate Survives Challenge, Seems to Have 33,545 Valid Signatures The Libertarian Party statewide slate of candidates in Illinois submitted approximately 45,000 signatures at the end of June, … Continue reading