Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 30

State Rep. Jack Franks is after more Chicago money. You might think he is running for State Representative. Wait a minute. He is. Of course, all the reporters covering the McHenry County Board chairmanship announcement said that Franks was leaving … Continue reading

Does Tom Dart Know His Concealed Carry Plan Will Hurt Poor Blacks and Latinos?

Basic economics teaches that when one prices something high that few will be sold. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has proposed that Cook County residents be charged $300 to apply for a concealed carry license. That’s what the Chicago Sun-Times … Continue reading

Jack Franks Sets Chicago Mike Madigan Fund Raiser

Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks is mining for gold in Chicago Wednesday night at the Paris Club, 59 W. Hubbard, Chicago. The minimum price is $250 for the unopposed candidate for State Rep. Unopposed because the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

Modern Day “Slavery” in Chicagoland Massage Parlors

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER SUBURBAN MASSAGE PARLOR OPERATOR CONVICTED OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF FOUR WOMEN CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a northwest suburban massage parlor owner of various federal crimes including sex-trafficking, forced … Continue reading

Chicago Dem Wants to Require Income Tax Disclosure for All State Candidates But Legislators and Judges

Every day Dave Diersen of DuPage County puts together a compilation of articles about Illinois politics at GOPUSA Illinois. That’s where I got the idea for this story. (You can subscribe to his daily email here.) Today’s email pointed me … Continue reading

Franks Raising Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog ran a story about State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) having spent almost $208,000 or $8.86 per vote. The “News and Events” page of Franks’ campaign web site highlights a Maggiano’s Little Italy fund raiser in Chicago. … Continue reading

Sheriff Tom Dart Targets “Johns”

Going after the family vote, I suppose, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is conducting a highly publicized campaign against “Johns,” the customers of prostitutes. It must be a bigger problem than in McHenry County. And, anyway the Illinois State Police … Continue reading

Young Chinese Leaders Come to Crystal Lake and Woodstock – Part 1

At the end of June, 2007, I had the opportunity to host young political leaders from China. It was an exchange trip sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Back in the fall of 1976, I had an … Continue reading

What Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Can Do To Come Out Smelling Like a Rose – Part 1

Last week was so busy I didn’t get to read the three daily newspapers that land on my driveway every morning. When I picked up the Wednesday Sun-Times, I saw Mark Brown’s column entitled, Jail’s weekly stats:42 fights, 11 shanks … Continue reading

What Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart Can Do To Come Out Smelling Like a Rose – Part 1

Last week was so busy I didn’t get to read the three daily newspapers that land on my driveway every morning. When I picked up the Wednesday Sun-Times, I saw Mark Brown’s column entitled, Jail’s weekly stats:42 fights, 11 shanks … Continue reading

Part 7 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Housekeeping and Conclusions

This is the seventh and last installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. It looks at maintenance, housekeeping, sanitation, pest control, plus the report’s conclusions. There seems … Continue reading

Part 7 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Housekeeping and Conclusions

This is the seventh and last installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. It looks at maintenance, housekeeping, sanitation, pest control, plus the report’s conclusions. There seems … Continue reading

Part 6 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Suicide & Fire Prevention

This is the sixth installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. It addresses suicide and fire prevention. There is a section entitled, “Inadequate Suicide Prevention” (page 66). … Continue reading

Part 6 – Pervasive Problems at Cook County Jail – Suicide & Fire Prevention

This is the sixth installment of what was contained in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report about Cook County Jail. It addresses suicide and fire prevention. There is a section entitled, “Inadequate Suicide Prevention” (page 66). … Continue reading