McHenry County Citizens for Choice Picket Skillicorn CL Chamber Appearance

State Rep.Allen Skillicorn spoke to a Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce group yesterday . He was greeting by women wearing red from the McHenry County Citizens for Choice, whose Facebook page reported: “Six McHenry County Handmaids braved freezing temperatures in … Continue reading

Illinois Right To Life PAC Endorses

The Illinois Right to Life PAC has issued its endorsements. Here they are for our area: 6th District  Congress – Peter Roskam (over Republican opponent) 14th District Congress – Randy Hultgren (unopposed Republican incumbent) 14th District Congress –  John J. … Continue reading

More on the County Fair Isolation of Pro-Life Booths

A couple of days ago, I posted the Thomas More Law Center’s letter to the McHenry County Fair Association regarding the forced relocation of three Pro-Life booths. Now, I have come into possession of a description of two phone calls … Continue reading

Pro-Lifers Seek Witness Slips Against Pro-Choice Bill

From Informed Choices Pregnancy & Parenting Center located behind McDonald’s in Crystal Lake and Grayslake: A pending bill that could have serious implications for the way in which we minister to our clients is scheduled to be heard in the … Continue reading

McHenry County Fair Sets Up Faith Ghetto

The management of the McHenry County Fair apparently has a problem with religious-based exhibitors. The Association has notified a number of exhibitors with a religious bent that they will be removed from their past locations, where the general public walked … Continue reading

Republicans Losing Because They Won’t Play Hardball on Abortion

Four years ago, I talked to Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady before the annual summer Family PAC Cruise. Personal PAC had just begun what turned out to be a relentless whacking of Brady on his Pro-Life position on abortion. He … Continue reading

What Do Dee Beaubien & Tammy Duckworth Really Believe about Abortion? The Personal PAC Questionnaire

After the deluge of publicity about how “extreme” Congressman Joe Walsh is on the abortion issue went unanswered, my frustration level grew so much that I posted the following on Capitol Fax Blog: Cal Skinner – Monday, Oct 15, 12 … Continue reading

Madigan Doesn’t Wait for Personal PAC to Launch Abortion Attack

Late last week Democrat Mike Madigan’s campaign folks unleashed the first attempt to drive people away from Republican David McSweeney using the abortion issue. Most observers thought that it would be the pro-abortion Personal PAC that would do the heavy … Continue reading

Dave McSweeney Distributes Pro-Life Comparison Piece Showing No Endorsements for Kent Gaffney at Catholic Church

So, what do you do on the morning of the Sunday before election day? State Rep. candidate David McSweeney had volunteers handing out the piece you see below at at least one Catholic Church in Crystal Lake. Probably at all … Continue reading

The “Safe Haven” Shield Pro-Choice Politicians Use in the Abortion Argument

There is a concept used in campaigns that could be called a “political shield.” Abortion being a distasteful subject not often discussed in private or public is, nevertheless, one that motivates political activists and, at least on the pro-choice side … 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

Barb Wheeler State Rep. Fund Raiser Successful

An impressive crowd turned out for McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler’s fund raiser for her State Rep. campaign. From those attending, I concluded that she will be the favorite of most of the McHenry County part of the 64th … Continue reading

Mark Beaubien State Rep. Replacement Kent Gaffney Identified as “Social Moderate” in Daily Herald

Guess I didn’t read Eric Peterson’s Daily Herald article about Kent Gaffney’s replacing State Rep. Mark Beaubien carefully enough. In my article on the House Appropriations Committee Budget Director’s advancement from staff member to state legislator, I missed the apparent … Continue reading

Could What the Democrats Did for Ill Benefit McHenry County Disproportionately? Or, Why I Think Donna Kurtz Will Win the Primary

I’ve written previously that McHenry County will gain congressional clout because those of us who live in Algonquin Township will be represented by U.S. Representative Peter Roskam, assuming no court challenge is successful. Recently I’ve been thinking how McHenry County … Continue reading