September House Republican Organization Support for Steve Reick’s State Rep. Campaign

According to just posted campaign disclosure information from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Republican State Rep. candidate Steve Reick is receiving assistance from four people financed by the House Republican Organization. They are Nicholas Blanusha Jordan Ryan Dane Thall … Continue reading

More Contributions for Steve Reick

Republican State Rep. candidate Steve Reick reports $4,000 more in contributions. Recent  donors are $2,000 – Illinois State Medical Society PAC $2,000 – Norman Hart, Barrington $1,580.29 – House Republican Organization for salary of Jordan Ryan $1,163 – House Republican Organization … Continue reading

Workers’ Comp Reform House Roll Call


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You may be surprised to see Democrat Jack Franks voting “Yes.” He didn’t vote that way right away, however. He waited until he knew that the bill would not get the necessary 60 votes to pass. Look at the video … Continue reading

Why the U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep George Ryan in Jail

This is a long one and for that I apologize. But I want to have the basics of the U.S. Attorney’s case against former Governor George Ryan on McHenry County Blog and this seemed a good way to put it … Continue reading

Unopposed Jack Franks Pulls in $4,000, While Mike Tryon, with an Opponent, Gets $2,000

State Rep. Jack Franks isn’t running against anyone, but organizations are still putting large chunks of money into his political action committee. Here are the most recently reported contributions, reported Tuesday, October 7th: $1,000 – Construction & Genl Laborers Dist … Continue reading

Unopposed Jack Franks Pulls in $4,000, While Mike Tryon, with an Opponent, Gets $2,000

State Rep. Jack Franks isn’t running against anyone, but organizations are still putting large chunks of money into his political action committee. Here are the most recently reported contributions, reported Tuesday, October 7th: $1,000 – Construction & Genl Laborers Dist … Continue reading

Part 2 – IBM & Honeywell – What the Feds Say Don Udstuen Did Relating to George Ryan and Larry Warner

The U.S. Attorney’s Januray, 2004, outline of what it’s case would contain continues with an outline of lobbying of the Secretary of State’s Office by Don Udstuen, a former long-time resident of Crystal Lake, and his alledged co-hort Larry Warner. Several … Continue reading

Ex-McHenry County Resident Donald Udstuen’s Actions Related in Biggest Day for Prosecution in Former Governor George Ryan’s Corruption Trial

You know it was a big day for Federal prosecutors when the Chicago Tribune puts the corruption trial of former Governor George Ryan back on its front page as the lead story. “AIDE: Ryan helped pal,” screams the five column headline. … Continue reading