U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, Critic of McHenry County Board’s Lakewood SportsPlex Stimulus Loan, Retiring

The United States Senator who put the McHenry County Board’s Stimulus loan for the McHenry County SportPlex on the national map in his 2010 Wastebook has announced he is retiring at the end of the year. That’s what the National … 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

Sally Wiggins Offers Copy of Birth Certificate; Satisfied, Sharon Meroni Drops Election Challenge

“I don’t think I could have been more victorious,” Barrington Hills resident Sharon Meroni told me after the the conclusion of her challenge to Independent judicial candidate Sally Wiggin’s candidacy. “I have respect for her for doing that (revealing a … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 4

So far, McHenry County Blog has published four articles on Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. The first was about U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. The rest are full of pictures of participants: … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 3

This is a delayed third part of my view of Paul Caprio’s August 11th Family PAC cruise. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. A story about guest of honor Oklahoma U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s views on … Continue reading

Senator Tom Coburn Dissects Democrats Health Care Bill for Family PAC Cruise

Oklahoma United States Senator Tom Coburn was in Chicago Tuesday night as the featured speaker for Paul Caprio’s Family PAC’s annual cruise. Having heard people senior to myself question whether the real purpose of the bill was to withhold expensive … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Pork Search Bill Passes Pork Finder, Plus More

Crystal Lake State Rep. Mike Tryon passed House Bill 4765 this week. 118-0. That’s everybody voting for it. That probably means it’s not objectionable, but, considering the Democrats control everything, what bill sponsored by a Republican that is controversial is … Continue reading