My Daughter Alexandra’s 30th Birthday

In 1982, I was running for State Comptroller, probably to test my hypothesis that one could not win a office above State Senator without selling one’s soul. (Needless to say, I lost. To incumbent Roland Burris, no less. Soul still … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 4 – Sewer Grates, Miles River Yacht Club, Slot Machines, Chesapeake Bay Bridge

This is the fourth in a serialization of my father’s biography. Previous parts can be found below on McHenry County Blog. One of Dad’s inspirations for running for office involved an unresponsive city government. Plunk, plunk, plunk. I can hear … Continue reading

My Mother’s Pictures of Alexandra

It’s my daughter Alexandra’s 26th birthday. I wonder what’s she up to. At that age, I was McHenry County Treasurer. Is she still in college, working on a graduate degree? Is she in her first job? Her second job? Her … Continue reading

Duplicate – My Mother’s Pictures of Alexandra

It’s my daughter Alexandra’s 26th birthday. I wonder what’s she up to. At that age, I was McHenry County Treasurer. Is she still in college, working on a graduate degree? Is she in her first job? Her second job? Her … Continue reading

My Mother’s Pictures of Alexandra

It’s my daughter Alexandra’s 26th birthday. I wonder what’s she up to. At that age, I was McHenry County Treasurer. Is she still in college, working on a graduate degree? Is she in her first job? Her second job? Her … Continue reading

Duplicate – My Mother’s Pictures of Alexandra

It’s my daughter Alexandra’s 26th birthday. I wonder what’s she up to. At that age, I was McHenry County Treasurer. Is she still in college, working on a graduate degree? Is she in her first job? Her second job? Her … Continue reading

Of Receptions, Judicial and Prosecutorial – Part 1

Amy Mack, the former Northwest Herald’s hit piece reporter and intimidator of unwelcome candidates, now works for the Daily Herald. She did several hit pieces on me during 1998 and 2000 elections, using my ex-wife’s divorce filings, among other sources, … Continue reading

Of Receptions, Judicial and Prosecutorial – Part 1

Amy Mack, the former Northwest Herald’s hit piece reporter and intimidator of unwelcome candidates, now works for the Daily Herald. She did several hit pieces on me during 1998 and 2000 elections, using my ex-wife’s divorce filings, among other sources, … Continue reading