Nancy Zettler’s Campaign for State Senastor

Two years ago Nancy Zettler ran for State Representative against Republican Allen Skillicorn and lost. This year she thought she was running against State Senator Karen McConnaughay, but McConnaughay resigned to take a post in the private sector. Then Republican … Continue reading

Sun-Times Endorses Tom Georges for the State Senate over Incumbent Dan McConchie

The Chicago Sun-Times has endorsed Tom Geroges over Republican incumbent Dan McConchie for the State Senate. Here is the endorsement: Tom Georges in the 26th District Tom Georges of Mundelein spent 31 years in the Army, achieving the rank of colonel. … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Gains Attention with Drinking Age Increase Bill for 18-21 Year Olds, As Long As with Parents

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Phil Kadner, who was previously with the Daily Southtown, wrote an article about State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s bill to allow teenagers 18 and over to drink alcohol, as long as their parents are present. That’s the law … Continue reading

Transparency – Following the Money

The Chicago Sun-Times ran an article yesterday that took three years to write. It was about how UNO, the charter school outfit backed by House Speaker Mike Madigan, spent money provided by governments. Since UNO doesn’t operate in our back … Continue reading

What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

Hanky Panky by the Democrats

Chicago politicians are making a big deal about robo-calls that went to Cook County and Chicago election judges that apparently caused a number not to report for duty. Barrington Hills’ Sharon Meroni of Defend the Vote and the one who … Continue reading

McHenry County Has Highest Percentage Applying for Concealed Carry Permits in Chicago Area

Thanks to a statistical analysis by the Chicago Sun-Times, we know today that McHenry County has more people, on a proportional basis, applying for concealed carry permits than any other Chicago-area county. (Graphic here. Map here.) With 822 people applying … Continue reading