“Chainsaw Jack” Franks Blames Constituents for Introducing his Com Ed Clear Cut Bill

Not only was State Rep. Jack Franks spanked by the Chicago Tribune Sunday, but Chuck Sweeney, the political columnist for the Rockford Register-Star took negative notice of his Com Ed tree removal legislation, House Bill 3884. After hostile reaction from … Continue reading

Winnebago County Board Drops Pension for Board Members, Invites Other Part-Time Elected Officials to Follow Example

Hard to remember the last time I bought a newspaper on a newsstand. I think it was while we were in West Virginia. Monday, when I was in Belvidere, I saw the Rockford Register-Star story above about the the Winnebago … Continue reading

JimRod, the Two-Headed Chicken Comes Home to Roost – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog featured the origination of JimRod, the two-headed chicken. We looked at the first 2002 gubernatorial debate. It’s usually sponsored by the Illinois League of Women Voters, but, when I received 5% in the Daily Southtown 1,000-person … Continue reading

JimRod, the Two-Headed Chicken Comes Home to Roost – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog featured the origination of JimRod, the two-headed chicken. We looked at the first 2002 gubernatorial debate. It’s usually sponsored by the Illinois League of Women Voters, but, when I received 5% in the Daily Southtown 1,000-person … Continue reading