Honoring Dick Locher

The Sunday before, the Tribune syndicated Dick Tracy comic strip’s current creators Joe Staton and Mike Curtis honored Dick Locher for his time as chief cartoonist. Locher has retired and been honored with a statue of Dick Tracy in his … Continue reading

Lakewood’s SportsPlex Makes “Summertime Blues” Critique of Pork

Summertime Blues 100 Projects to Give Taxpayers the Blues Today, United States Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain released “Summertime Blues,” a compilation of “100 Stimulus Projects that Give Taxpayers the Blues during the Summer of Recovery.” The introduction of … Continue reading

Roland Burris Remembers McHenry County

While his senior colleague United States Senate Dick Durbin ignored McHenry County in his requests for appropriations’ earmarks, Roland Burris did not. Here’s what Burris requested: $500,000 for McHenry County, Illinois Drinking Water Quality Initiative McHenry County, Illinois McHenry County … Continue reading

Take Down of Chicago Latin King Gang Leaders In Major Federal Push

The following press release has been received from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Whether it was hurried along by the horrific gang fight murder at Fenger Academy High School is anyone’s guess, but not an entirely illogical one. Perhaps today’s announcement … Continue reading

Chicago Tribune Notices $40 Million in College Pork McHenry County Blog Reported Over Two Months Ago

June 27th McHenry County Blog ran a story about Chicago State’s University got $40 million from state government to build a new campus on Chicago’s West Side. It was a travesty then and it still is now that the Chicago … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Announces Member Initiatives

Congressmen call it “earmarks.” Illinois legislators call it “member initiatives.” If it’s in someone else’s part of the country or state, people commonly call it “pork.” Whatever you call it, here is what Crystal Lake State Rep. Mike Tryon got … Continue reading

Congressional Pork – Melissa Bean and Don Manzullo; $300,000 for Turning Point

sshjIt doesn’t seem that long ago that I was writing about Washington Pork. In fact, it was last March. Let’s look at what the two congressional representatives from McHenry County are requesting in the Commerce, Justice and Science budget. (Hat … Continue reading

McHenry County Municipal, County, Etc., Pork

Besides the township road commissioner pork amounting to $1.9 million, cities and villages in McHenry County got some pork, too. Hebron is going to get $150,000 for “public safety construction and roadinfrastructure.” Pretty broadly defined, wouldn’t you say? I figure … Continue reading