Rockford Solicitation Sting Nets Marengo & Woodstock Men

A press release from the Rockford Police Department: Arrest Release – Prostitution Detail 021715 On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the evening hours, the Rockford Police Department District 2 M3 Streets Team conducted an undercover prostitution detail targeting internet-based prostitution … Continue reading

Harvard’s Milk Day Day Parade with Emphasis on Politics – Part 2

Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was Saturday. I was there looking for election tea leaves. What I saw in the first part of the parade can be found here. Another Democrat came next. He is Dennis Anderson, the minority party’s second-time … Continue reading

The Terrorist Trash Can Bombing Planned for Rockford’s Cherry Vale Mall in 2006

With the location of the Boston Marathon bombs assumed to have been trash cans, I thought readers might be interested in what FBI Agent Jared Ruddy said about Black Muslim Derrick Shareff’s plan to bomb Cherry Vale Mall in 2006. … Continue reading

McHenry-Raised Iain Johnston Appointed Federal Magistrate in Rockford to Replace P. Michael Mahoney

A press release from Northern Illinois Federal District Court Chief Judge James F. Holderman: DISTRICT JUDGES SELECT IAIN DAVID JOHNSTON TO SERVE AS MAGISTRATE JUDGE IN WESTERN DIVISION ROCKFORD- Chief Judge James F. Holderman today announced that attorney Iain David … Continue reading

Post Office Talks of Merging Mail Sorting Center In Rockford with Madison’s

These two press releases from Congressman Donald Manzullo tell something about Rockford’s decreasing desirability as a hub for mail and packages distribution. The Post Office  hearing press release came yesterday.  The one below came today. One can easily surmise that … Continue reading

Manzullo’s Rockford Office Targeted by Moveon.Org

The Rockford Tea Party invites folks to a counterdemonstration near Congressman Don Manzullo’s Rockford office tomorrow about noon. The stimulus is the local contingent of Occupy Wall Street, as you can see in the email below: Tomorrow Thursday Dec 1st, … Continue reading

Murder-for-Hire Indictment Handed Down for Algonquin Attorney Jason Smiekel

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: ALGONQUIN MAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL MURDER FOR HIRE CHARGES Rockford – An Algonquin, Ill. man was indicted today and charged with seven counts of using interstate facilities in a murder-for-hire scheme. The … Continue reading

Walsh Campaigning in New 14th Congressional District

It is unclear where Congressman Joe Walsh will run for re-election.  It is clear he will run somewhere. But, he has announced that he will run for re-election. Walsh now shares McHenry County with veteran Congressman Don Manzullo. His district … Continue reading

Joe Walsh & Bobby Schilling Featured in Rockford Tea Party Baseball Game

A press release from Joe Stefani, President of the Rockford Foresters Baseball Team: FORESTERS TO HOST TEA PARTY NIGHT FEATURING TWO CONGRESSMEN ROCKFORD, IL – June 17, 2011 – The Rockford Foresters Baseball Team announced today it will be hosting … Continue reading

Massive Gambling Bill Passes with a Little Help from a McHenry County Friend

And who is that friend who voted for a casino in Chicago and many other places? State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Barrington Hills). The 65-50-2 vote roll call is below: In McHenry County State Representatives Jack Franks and Mike Tryon voted, … Continue reading