Ex-Crystal Laker Don Udsteun Surfaces in Latest RTA Report

Don Udstuen was a lobbyist for the Illinois State Medical Society, ultimately rising to the well-paid post of heading up the Society’s medical malpractice company. On the Metra Board representing McHenry County, he was caught up in a bribery scheme … Continue reading

Metra’s Jack Schaffer Calls Proposed Personnel Policy Way to Increase “Patronage”

Back when Jack Schaffer was State Senator and I was State Rep., we once had a conversation about patronage. Both of us agreed that we were pleased to let McHenry County Republican County Chairman Al Jourdan handle that aspect of … Continue reading

Governor Releases 2003 Jack Franks’ Patronage Request Memo

“Ask and you shall receive.” Jesus said that, but it’s pretty good advice, regardless of what you want. It is obvious that if one does not ask, one will not get. So, when I saw on Capitol Fax Blog that … Continue reading