Algonquin Township Republican Party to Vote on Nepotism & Patronage

In a move that seems antithetical to a political party the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will consider a policy statement on nepotism and patronage at its upcoming 7:30 May 10th meeting at Republican Headquarters next to Joseph’s Market in … Continue reading

Corruption in the Dan Walker Administraton

My first public meeting was in the Algonquin Township Garage. It was about putting roads in the Silver Lakes, an unincorporated subdivision. I was in college (1960-65) and my father suggested I might find it of interest. Larry Lee was … Continue reading

Governor Decentralizes Patronage

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Signs Executive Order 15-16 to Improve Hiring Process in State Agencies SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 15-16 today to remove a layer of government bureaucracy in hiring civil-service positions … Continue reading

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