Cartoon Gives Hint of IMRF Political Attack Potential

Last weekend our family was in Springfield attending the Old Capitol Art Fair. A local weekly called the Illinois Times is distributed for free throughout the area. What did I find inside but a cartoon aimed at Springfield Aldermen and … Continue reading

Peter Roskam Commentary on Former State Senate Colleague Barack Obama’s Speech

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam: Roskam Statement on Former State Senate Colleague’s Homecoming Speech Washington, D.C. — Today, President and former state Senator Barack Obama returned to Springfield to address the Illinois legislature. U.S. Representative Peter J. Roskam … 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

McHenry County Residents Lobby Springfield on Gun Issues

Mickey Schuch, President of McHenry County Concealed Carry, reports, “We had huge turnout from McHenry County and upwards of 3,000 from around the state “I brought some of our group to meet with Representatives Tryon, Wheeler, Andersson, and Senators Althoff … Continue reading

Forbes Ranks Springfield 4th “Most Dangerous U.S. Cities For Women”

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent the following paragraph from Forbes: “The fourth most dangerous city as ranked by our list is Springfield, Ill., a metro area of 200,000 four hours south of Chicago where the FBI reports 855 … Continue reading

Memories of Springfield’s Red Light District

When I was staying at the Hotel Governor (now a parking lot where the the Old Capitol Art Fair Wine Tasting is held), the cheapest place in the Illinois State Capitol to rent a room, there was a row of … Continue reading