Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Pop for $12,300 in Signs for Andy Zinke

My guess is the billboard above from the Bill Prim for Sheriff campaign spooked the Andy Zinke campaign. In any event, the Operating Engineers Local 150 union made a $12,308.50 in-kind contribution for “campaign signs” to the Zinke campaign on … Continue reading

Many Beneficiaries of Toll Tax Hike Talk Before First Opponent

I got to the Huntley Village Hall for the 7 PM Toll Tax Hike hearing just after 6:30. I wanted to testify, but didn’t want to stay late. First there was a 30-minute infomercial by one of the engineering technocrats, … Continue reading

Will the Strikers Agree to Offer?

Capitol Fax Blog reports from a union press release that “the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and the Laborers’ District Council of Chicago & Vicinity reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Chicago Area Independent Contractors Association (CAICA), … Continue reading

Ex-Operating Engineers Chief Bill Dugan to Plead Guilty to Buffalo Feeder Misdemeanor

With Monday’s Federal charge for getting $900 of buffalo feeders from a firm when Operating Engineers 150 union members worked, Tuesday’s Chicago Sun-Times brings the news that Western Maryland buffalo rancher William Dugan is going to plead guilty to the … Continue reading

Bill Dugan, Long-Time, Now-Retired, Head of Operating Engineers Local 150 Indicted

The U.S. Attorney has released the following press release about the indictment of Bill Dugan, long-time president of Local 150 of the Operating Engineers. The Operating Engineers are the only Chicago-area union that tends to side with the Republican Party … Continue reading

Biggest Political Meeting of the Year

OK, so it’s still January. Nevertheless the approaching 500 people who showed up at the Operating Engineers Local 150 Lakemoor Banquet Hall was impressive. On the dias were, from left to right, county board candidate Nick Provenzano, McHenry County Sheriff … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Make Five McHenry County Political Contributions Totaling $2,000

In its pre-election report, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 State County & Local Area PAC made 97 contributions from July 1st through October 10th. They went to both Republicans and Democrats, even in McHenry County. With a … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Make Five McHenry County Political Contributions Totaling $2,000

In its pre-election report, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 State County & Local Area PAC made 97 contributions from July 1st through October 10th. They went to both Republicans and Democrats, even in McHenry County. With a … Continue reading

McHenry County Entrepreneur Faces Union Picket in Rockton

A lot has happened since McHenry County Blog last looked at Jim Athens’ relocation efforts for Chemtool. The growing Crystal Lake lubricants company concluded that McHenry County was not the place to expand. It gained zoning permission in Garden Prairie, … Continue reading

McHenry County Entrepreneur Faces Union Picket in Rockton

A lot has happened since McHenry County Blog last looked at Jim Athens’ relocation efforts for Chemtool. The growing Crystal Lake lubricants company concluded that McHenry County was not the place to expand. It gained zoning permission in Garden Prairie, … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Dance Saturday

McHenry County Republicans will have their annual Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday night at the Lakemoor Banquet Hall just across the county line in Lake County. I remember hearing former Republican County Chairman tell of searching for a site in McHenry … Continue reading