Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan Ally Doug Ulrich Resigns, Stephan Appoints Janet Barron, Continuing “Disaster” Results in No Audience Being Allowed in Meeting Room

From the agenda of the Lakewood Village Board’s April 20, 2021, meeting comes the following:

Assuming approval, Janet Barron will be sworn in to complete the final two years+ of Ulrich’s term.

The meeting will be broadcast over the internet. Connection information is below:

Doub Ulrich
Doug Ulrich

In light of the current COVID-19 public health emergency and Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation in response thereto, the President has determined that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent because of the disaster.

Therefore, this meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

The public can observe and comment, when appropriate, by calling in to participate at: 312-626-6799.

In order for a member of the public to be recognized for comments, dial *9 on your telephone at the appropriate times during the meeting.

Members of the public can also attend online by clicking here:

Questions may also be forwarded before 5:00pm on April 20, 2021 via email to Audio recordings are available, after the meeting date, on the website at

Meeting ID: 880 1474 0094
Passcode: 312061

Another Hit and Run Driver Tracked Down in Harvard

From the Harvard Police Department:


On 04-18-21 at 1132 hrs, Isaiah Jimenez (m-22 yoa) 114 Shawnee Ln,
Harvard was arrested for Failure to Report an Accident to Police Authority
after Harvard Police investigated a Hit and Run accident that occurred earlier in the morning.

Jimenez had driven a 2013 Chevrolet off the roadway in the 1000 blk of Yellowstone Ln and struck two trees and left the scene.

Jimenez was issued a citation for

  • Failure to Report an Accident to Police Authority
  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Damage to Property
  • Changing Lanes Unsafely and
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

Jimenez posted $250.00 bond and was released with a court date of 05-28-21 at 1330 hrs.

Mike Buehler Sets State of the County Talk for Tuesday Night Board Meeting

From McHenry County:

Chairman Buehler to Deliver First State of the County Address

WOODSTOCK, Ill. – McHenry County Board Chairman Michael Buehler will tout the county’s stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, and lay out plans for ongoing economic recovery, in his first State of the County Address.

Mike Buehler

The address, which will be delivered at next Tuesday evening’s board meeting, is unique in that Chairman Buehler is not waiting until his first full year in office to deliver it, given the urgency of the ongoing pandemic emergency.

Also, for the first time, the Chairman’s speech will be delivered in a multimedia video format to enhance the presentation.

Chairman Buehler’s address, which will last about 18 minutes, will take place shortly after the start of the County Board’s monthly voting meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. April 20 at the County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock.

Besides being streamed live with the meeting itself on the county Meeting Portal at, it will also be posted to county government’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Harvard Hit and Run Driver Returns to Scene of Crime, Eludes Police, Crashes and Caught Running Away, Pot Arrest

From the Harvard Police Department:


On 04-13-21 at 2049 hrs, Police responded to the 700 blk W McKinley
St regarding a hit and run property damage accident.

Harvard 700 block W. McKinley, Harvard

It was reported a vehicle had struck an unoccupied parked vehicle and left the scene.

Upon arrival on scene the victim report reported and pointed to the offending vehicle which had returned to the area.

Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver failed to stop and fled the scene again.

Frank Hernandez

Several blocks away the driver lost control of the 2008 Chevrolet he was driving and crashed into a telephone pole at the intersection of 2nd St and Burbank St.

Upon striking the pole it caused the electrical wires to come down and a transformer to start on fire.

The driver then fled the scene on foot.

After a short foot pursuit the driver Frank A Hernandez (m-30 yoa), 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock was arrested and issued a citation for

  • Leave the Scene of Accident Involving Damage to Unattended Vehicle,
  • Failure to Signal when Turning,
  • Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police Officer in Motor Vehicle,
  • Not Driving on the Right Side of the Road,
  • Driving too Fast for Conditions,
  • Operate Uninsured Motor Vehicle,
  • Failure to Report Accident to Police
  • Unlawful Possession of Cannabis – Driver.
  • Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Hernandez was released with a court date of 05-19-21 at 1330 hrs.

IL-16: Catalina Lauf & Gabriella Hoffman on Attempted Hijacking of America First

Gabriella Hoffman
Catalina Lauf

Proposed U.S. House “America First Caucus” latest example

Full context of Twitter exchanges between Lauf, Hoffman and a congressional candidate from Texas with distorted view of America First

Towards the end of the nearly 33 minute interview of IL-16 Republican candidate Catalina Lauf and freelancer media and outdoor writer Gabriella Hoffman, a topic about the hijacking of America First came up.

The interview published April 9 on YouTube and here on McHenry County Blog is cued to the reference of something that happened in Twitter-land where Hoffman came to Lauf’s defense on March 29.

The interview between Hoffman and Lauf was recorded towards the end of the same week, and published on YouTube on April 9. The exchange of the hijacking of America First lasts 5 1/2 minutes:

McHenry County Blog believes in full context and I witnessed the Twitter exchanges between Lauf and Hoffman, which included conservative activist Scott Presler and TX-14 congressional candidate Joshua Foxworth.

Here’s the play-by-play, with my commentary of what I witnessed and where Lauf, in my honest opinion showed why she is ready to be a member of Congress by the convictions of a real Patriot who firmly supports the real, mainstream America First agenda of 2021.

At the end of the tweets, I will give my commentary on the news stories which broke this week about a proposed new caucus in the U.S. House, the America First Caucus, being the latest example, in my honest opinion, of this hijacking of the America First movement.

Before we begin, my definition of a “patriot” is one I apply from Scripture based on the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NIV).

The 2nd, as the Lord taught in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as you would yourself.” (Mark 12:31 NIV)

So, a real God-fearing, God-honoring Patriot loves God and country, in that order.

Here is the tweet Lauf, sent in response to a tweet with a screenshot from Lauf’s Twitter profile by Foxworth of Texas, and I will be honest, the language gets a little rough during the exchange:

It must be pointed out, the screenshot of Lauf’s Twitter profile shows Lauf Twitter following at “63.6K”. When Lauf announced her IL-16 campaign at 5PM CT on February 23, she was at 63.3K followers, which quickly grew by tens of thousands, so this screenshot was taken on the early evening of February 23.

Enter Hoffman with a 2-tweet defense of Lauf:

Lauf responded to the tweet attack from Foxworth, who responded to Lauf a few minutes after Hoffman’s response:

Hoffman responds with two tweets:

I couldn’t hold back witnessing this exchange, so I responded (note, the “lock” symbol on my Twitter account was in place after April 7. I locked my Twitter account for about 5 days, but my tweets were unlocked to the public on March 29, and are unlocked now):

Enter Scott Presler with some information about Mr. Foxworth and his unsuccessful primarying of Congressman Randy Weber (R, TX-14) in 2020:

And the exchange between Presler and Foxworth on March 29:

Lauf responded to the money quote from Foxworth, and I responded accordingly:

So what is “AmercaN First” opposed to “America First”? Just like Lauf and Hoffman discussed on the interview segment highlighted above in the cued video.

Responding to Hoffman’s tweet:

Scott Presler

COMMENTARY: I mean what I said that I pray for anyone who have such distortions about not only America First, but what it really means to be a genuine, God-fearing, God-honoring Patriot, who loves God and country in that order.

In Scripture, the entirety of John chapter 4 deals with centuries of hatred between the Jews and Samritans and how Jesus healed it in less than a day.

Galatians chapter 2 shows how the Apostle Paul applied Jesus’ teaching confronting the Apostle Peter for displaying bigoted behavior.

On the above exchange, Scott Presler’s participation was very welcome to defend Catalina Lauf from the outrageous attack on her candidacy. Presler had predicted such attacks would come:

Indeed, it was Presler’s tweet above that prompted Joshua Foxworth to respond, attacking Catalina Lauf, and Presler’s open support for her candidacy, on Sunday March 28.

Finally, the proposed U.S. House “America First Caucus”. The proposed draft of the platform, which drew the forceful objection of House Republican Leader Keven McCarthy (R, CA-23) this past week, can be viewed here.

Foxworth and others who hold the “AmericaN First” view, as Presler pointed out, tend to talk tough on immigration.

The “Biden Border Crisis” was manufactured by Biden and his people.

The overzealous responses against “legal immigration”, to the point people dispute the United States being a “nation of immigrants”, instead calling Americans “settlers” like Foxworth used, or “conquerers” as I’ve seen others use, is part of the distortion I pray is healed.

I thank Lauf, Hoffman and Presler for the maturity to call out the distortion of America First for what it really is.

Dems Refuse Floor Vote on Trailer Tax Slashing Bill That Has More Co-sponsors Than Needed to Pass

From The Center Square:

Despite enough votes to slash $100 from Illinois’ trailer plate fee, measures not advancing

(The Center Square) – Despite broad bipartisan support for measures to reduce the tax Illinois levies on trailers, legislation has failed to advance. 

State Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond, has House Bill 636.

There are 62 co-sponsors on the bill, more than enough to pass the House with a simple majority of bipartisan lawmakers.

Bourne said there are nine identical bills from Republicans and Democrats that decrease the trailer fee that was increased in the governor’s capital bill enacted in 2019.

Wonder Lake trailer licenses will cost $100 more each this year.

“I don’t need my bill to be the one to pass, but this is a terrible, terrible thing that we are not able to repeal this huge increase that went from $18 for the Boy Scouts to pull a parade float to $118,” Bourne said Wednesday.

When the House Rules were being crafted, Bourne said she asked if there could be a rule to allow votes on a bill if there are enough cosponsors to pass.

“The answer was ‘no,’ and I was kind of laughed at,” Bourne said.

“They said ‘that doesn’t happen, we don’t get the majority of the body cosponsoring a bill a not get a vote,’ but it is happening right now.”

State Rep. Mike Zalewski, who is the chairman of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, said despite having more than enough cosponsors to pass the measure in the House, he won’t let it out of committee.

“Until I’m provided with a funding alternative, I’m not going to willy nilly send every single bill to the floor,” said Zalewski, D-Riverside.

The following day on the House floor, state Rep. Tim Butler said the fee increase wasn’t negotiated as part of the governor’s capital plan. Some Republicans said they were told it was a drafting error, but Butler said it’s led to as many as 150,000 fewer trailer plate renewals and needs to be addressed because people can’t afford it.

“Because it is something that we’ve talked about, and talked about, and talked about, and it drives the public nuts when they contact our offices and nothing ever gets done on something that would be easy to fix,” Butler said.

State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, followed Butler’s comments Thursday reiterating there are several bills from Republicans and Democrats to drop the fee. He supports the push.

“Sometimes we have to take a stand and this is one and we need to call this bill and call this bill this session, thank you very much,” Moylan said.

Lawmakers are set to return to Springfield on Tuesday.

Uncool Behavior in Harvard’s Cool Music Stop

From the Harvard Police Department:


Kendra Lewis

On 04-06-21 at 2315 hrs, Police responded to Cool Music Stop, 10 N Ayer St regarding an unknown dispute.

Upon arrival it was determined there was a patron inside the establishment that was refusing to leave after being asked.

Officers attempted to get the patron to leave and after numerous unsuccessful attempts Kendra S Lewis (f-34 yoa), 9925 South Normal Ave, Chicago was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property.

While attempting to take Lewis into custody she resisted officers by pulling and twisting away from them and kicked an officer in the arm and leg. Lewis was charged with

  • aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer,
  • two counts of Resisting a Peace Officer and
  • Criminal Trespass to Real Property.

Lewis was transported to the McHenry County Jail in lieu of bond.

McHenry Township Fire Protection District Reports on Friday Johnsburg House Fire

From the McHenry Township Fire Protection District:

Johnsburg House Fire

On April 16, 2021 at approximately 6:50 pm, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded to a reported house on fire in the 4100 block of Riverview Drive in Johnsburg.

4100 block of Riverview Drive, Johnsburg

On arrival, the first fire company found moderate smoke conditions from the rear of a two story, single family dwelling.

Crews quickly initiated an attack on the fire from the interior of the home.

A search of the home was conducted in an attempt to locate any occupants still inside, but the home was not occupied.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire within 20 minutes of arrival.

Extensive damage was sustained to the structure and contents of the home.

The home is uninhabitable and the fire is under investigation.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries involved.

The house had working smoke detectors, but there were no occupants home when the fire was detected.

Several other surrounding agencies covered the fire district while the fire was extinguished, including mutual aid from Cary Fire Department, Wonder Lake Fire District, Huntley Fire District, Nunda Rural Fire District, Spring Grove Fire District, Round Lake Fire Department and the Lake Villa Fire District.

Chicago Democrat’s Effort to Diminish Representation in Downstate Illinois [REWRITTEN]

For legislative reapportionment purposes, prisoners have been counted as living where their cells are located.

Most do not come from the counties where the correctional facilities are located.

They come from the Chicago metropolitan area.

Now comes Chicago State Rep. La Shawn Ford discussing a bill to count inmates from where they lived before imprisonment.

If he succeeds in changing the law, Downstate Illinois will have less representation than they would otherwise.

Found on The Daily Line is the following:

Published Monday, April 12th, 2021 

The effort to end prison gerrymandering in Illinois

In January, when Illinois lawmakers approved a comprehensive measure to overhaul criminal justice and policing, the legislation contained a provision that would effectively end prison gerrymandering. Today, prisoners across the country are counted by the U.S. Census as residents of legislative districts with prisons, rather than at a person’s last known address. Critics of the process say it artificially inflates the population of counties with prisons, giving those areas more federal money. On this episode of The CloutCast, Joel Ebert talks to Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Common Cause Illinois executive director Jay Young about prison gerrymandering and the effort to end it in Illinois.

Listen Now>>>

The legislation was passed in the omnibus criminal reform bill, but below is how Ford’s bill is described:

Creates the No Representation Without Population Act.

Defines terms. Provides that beginning in 2030, the Department of Corrections shall deliver information to the Secretary of State including a unique identifier for an incarcerated person, the address of the correctional facility where the person is incarcerated at the time of the report, the person’s last known address, the person’s race and age, and other information requested pursuant to law.

Provides that beginning in 2031, the Secretary of State shall prepare redistricting population data to reflect incarcerated persons at their residential address. Provides for determinations and data for publication by the Secretary of State. Makes other changes.

Sheriff Hiring for Corrections Department, Starting Pay $55,313

From the McHenry County Sheriff:

Now Accepting Applications for Correctional Officers

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for immediate openings for the position of Correctional Officer. The physical agility test will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and the written exam will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Applications and all required documents must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Applications for Correctional Officers and additional information can be found at or at the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facility.

Qualifications to apply are as follows:

 Age: Minimum 21 years of age. Applicant must be 21 years of age upon hiring date but not testing date. 
 Education: High school diploma or GED. 
 Citizenship: United States Citizen. 
 Experience: No prior experience is required. Job training provided upon hiring. 
 Driver’s License: Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. 
 FOID Card: Applicant must possess or have the ability to obtain a Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) upon employment. Apply for a FOID online at 
 Residency: Employees must live within McHenry County, any bordering Illinois counties, or Kenosha & Walworth counties in Wisconsin, within one year of hire. 
 Pay & Benefits: Starting hourly rate is $55,313/annually. Employees also receive paid holidays, paid vacation, annual raises, and sick time after one-year probation. Medical, dental, and life insurance is offered by the County for the employee and dependents (co-pay).* Benefits are subject to change, dependent upon the Union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.

McHenry County Jail entrance.

Applications and all required documents can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or picked up and returned in-person to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Facility.

The public entrance to the Corrections Facility is located near the corner of N. Seminary Ave. (Route 47) and Ware Road.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office – Corrections Division

2200 N. Seminary Avenue
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815)334-4933 Fax: (815) 334-3031

Feds Indict Another for Straw Gun Purchase

From the U.S. Attorney:

Chicago Man Indicted for Allegedly Straw Purchasing Handguns in Suburban Store   

CHICAGO — A Chicago man has been indicted on a federal firearm charge for allegedly straw purchasing handguns in a suburban store on behalf of another individual.

On July 15, 2020, DARIUS BROWN purchased three handguns from a licensed firearms dealer in Mokena, Ill., and falsely certified on federal forms that he was the actual buyer, according to an indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Chicago. 

In reality, Brown purchased the guns on behalf of another individual, the charges allege.

Brown, 24, is charged with one count of making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of firearms. 

He pleaded not guilty today during his arraignment in federal court in Chicago.  A status hearing was set for April 30, 2021, before U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee.


The indictment was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Kristen deTineo, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ankur Srivastava.

“Straw purchasers too often play a grave role in enabling the unlawful possession of guns and the violence that can follow,” said U.S. Attorney Lausch.  “Our office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to stop the flow of guns to individuals who cannot legally purchase them.”

The public is reminded that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

The charge in the indictment is punishable by a maximum sentence of ten years in federal prison.  If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

Com Ed Takes Action to Protect Birds from High Power Lines in Moraine Hills State Park

Photo credit: Com Ed.

WBBM-AM report,

On Thursday, a crew used a helicopter to install bird diverters on the power lines running through a marsh at Moraine Hills State Park.

The diverters are supposed to make the lines more visible to birds and prevent collisions.

“It looks like a large pig tail. I don’t know how else to explain it expect it looks like a swirly – it’s actually called a swan diverter…” said Sara Race, Principal Environmental Program Manager at ComEd.

ComEd – Not Called the “Power Company” for Nothing

Commonwealth Edison is bellying up to the Springfield bar for another shot of higher electric rates.

Bailing out their nuclear power plants yet again.

Here are two articles explaining the “ask”:

Study Urges $350 Million Nuclear Bailout For Exelon – WBEZ (Chicago)

The study represents an important marker by the governor’s office about how far it’s willing to go in helping the power-generating company prop up its financially ailing Dresden and Byron nuclear plants during the ongoing spring legislative session in Springfield.

Subsidizing 2 more Exelon nuclear plants key to meeting Pritzker’s climate goals, audit finds THURSDAY, APR 15

After Gov. Pritzker blocked a new round of ratepayer subsidies last year, ComEd’s parent company announced plans to close two of the state’s nuclear plants. It surely felt like a test of wills between, pardon the pun, two power players.Now a new audit commissioned by the Democratic governor’s office — Tribune ace Michael Hawthorne obtained a redacted copy — could pave the way for a compromise deal.

Expect the legislators and Governor JB Pritzker to cave and expect your electric rates to climb.

UPDATED: Democrat State’s Attorney’s Office Orders Republican County Clerk Not to Collect Taxes from 2020 Referenda in Dundee and Elgin Townships

Jamie Mosser

Lame duck Democrat supervisors cry foul, cite voter suppression at the order delivered by county clerk last week preventing tax extension of levy for 708 mental health board on 2020 property tax bills

The Kane County state’s attorney’s office (KCSAO), under the leadership of Jamie Mosser (D, St. Charles) has instructed the Kane County clerk’s office under the leadership of Jack Cunningham (R, Aurora) to not, through the tax extension office, extend a tax levy for the 708 mental health boards approved by the voters in Dundee and Elgin townships in separate referendum questions in March of 2020.

The ruling by the KCSAO was due to the two townships, in drafting the referendum questions, did not use the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL). Instead, both township boards used the Community Mental Health Act as their legal reference.

According to the Chicago Tribune in an article published early Thursday evening:

“Kane County Clerk’s Office and Dundee Township officials exchanged a series of emails in which they sparred over the legality of the referendum that authorized creation of the township’s 708 Mental Health Board and whether the clerk could legally collect taxes on its behalf.

“Clerk John ‘Jack’ Cunningham took the matter to the state’s attorney’s office and was advised not to extend the tax levy for Dundee Township or for Elgin Township, where voters also approved a 708 board in the same March 2020 election.”

Chicago Tribune, “Battle over tax collection for 708 boards in Elgin and Dundee townships boils down to differing referendum laws”, 4/15/21


The actual referendum question, approved by voters by 4,688-2,489 margin reads below:

“Shall Dundee Township levy an annual tax of not to exceed .15% for the purpose of providing community mental health facilities and services including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or a substance use disorder?”

Actual Dundee Township referendum question approved on 12/18/19 by 5-0 vote of township board
Trish Glees


Both township supervisors, seeking reelection as Democrats, lost in the April 6 election. Currently, all incumbent Elgin Township trustees are losing to Republican challengers.

In Dundee Township, the three incumbent trustees seeking reelection all won, plus a Republican newcomer, where Republicans will hold a 3-1-1 township board majority when Supervisor-elect Arin Thrower (I, West Dundee) takes office next month.

The Tribune article states it’s unknown if the incoming Dundee Township board would seek legal action on the issue of not funding the 708 Mental Health Board.

Outgoing Dundee Supervisor Glees let loose on social media over the clerk executing the KCSAO’s advice:

“This is purely suppression of the will of the residents who voted for the 708 mental board.”

Trish Glees, Facebook reply


Mike Bielak

Dundee Township Assessor Mike Bielak (R, Algonquin), who also chairs the Dundee Township Republican Organization (DTRO), commented on the development:

“Trish Glees is wrong citing the people voted for it and passed it. The people voted for something they were not fully informed about.

“PTELL law covers that and specifically requires ballot language that estimates what it would cost a taxpayer who owns a home in the taxing district.

“Shame on Trish.

“The people were not correctly informed. End of story.

“The referendum will have to be voted on again to hope to levy a tax.”

Mike Bielak, 4/15/21


Linda Prestia

Linda Prestia of Carpentersville, who’s also a precinct committeeperson in the DTRO, added these comments Thursday evening:

“Taxpayers need all the right, clear information to make educated decisions about whether to create another taxing body.

“Glees can claim all she wants until she’s blue in the face that voters who want the new taxing body are being disenfranchised.

“But the truth and facts will prevail that this referendum not only passed in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown with limited information afforded to the voter, but the Democrat State’s Attorney ordered the Kane County clerk to not collect taxes on the flawed referendum question.”

Linda Prestia, 4/15/21

Appellate Court Rules County Clerk Joe Tirio Should Have Placed McHenry Township Abolition Referendum on March Ballot

The 2nd District Appellate Court in Elgin ruled in favor of the outgoing majority of the McHenry Township Board’s effort to place a referendum to consolidate McHenry Township into McHenry County at last year’s {corrected from last March’s] November election.

Considering that the referendum put on the ballot to place the Township Road District under the new Township Board failed over 4-1 and a previous consolidation referendum failed by almost that much,, it seems unlikely that one putting township government under county government would have succeeded.

April 9, 2021, results reported for referendum to put McHenry Township Road District under the control of the newly-elected McHenry Township Board.

McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio concluded that the proposed referendum was duplicative of the one defeated earlier.

Associate Judge Kevin Costello ruled in favor of Tirio.

However, Dillon’s Rule was what tripped up Tirio’s decision.

Dillon’s Rule says that local officials may not do anything not specifically authorized in state law.

The Appellate Court put it this way:

Had the legislature that a county clerk may use his or her knowledge of past ballots to ascertain whether a question submitted for the next election runs afoul of Section 28-7’s prohibition, we believe that it would have made such power clear.

Robert Hanlon was the attorney for McHenry Township.

Assistant McHenry County State’s Attorneys Norm Vinton and Carla Wychoff represented County Clerk Tirio.

McConchie Honors Memory of AJ Freund

From a Tweet from State Senator Dan McConchie:

Dan McConchie

As of April 1st, the appeals of the firing of DCFS employees Carlos Acosta & Andrew Polovin, both deeply involved in AJ Freund’s case, still have not been completed.

House Democrats’ Child Abuse Prevention Month poster.

“Who Was the Cop Who Shot Adam?” And Who Shot Ashli Babbitt?

The question about Adam Toledo WBEZ asks in its newsletter today.

From the video of Adam Toledo, just before the shooting.


Authorities still have not released the name of the officer.

To put that in perspective, the name of the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota was released just days after the shooting.

That leads me to wonder why the Feds refuse to reveal who shot Ashli Babbitt, the female Trump supporter in the U.S. Capitol more than three months ago.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Columbia has announced there will be no criminal prosecution.

So, what’s the reason for the secrecy?

Today I received the following email:

“REDPILLED MEDIA EXCLUSIVE: US Capitol Special Agent David Bailey Who Killed Ashli Babbitt is a Brazilian Immigrant and Black Lives Matter Militant — HE REPEATEDLY THREATENED TO KILL TRUMP SUPPORTERS ON FACEBOOK FOR MONTHS!” 

“Bailey has been in the spotlight before, seen sporting the exact same wristband on many occasions, including when the media was celebrating him for his incompetence in allowing a deranged leftist gunman to open fire on congressional Republicans during a baseball practice in Virginia in 2017.

“GOP House Whip Steve Scalise suffered bullet wounds and nearly died on the spot as a result of Bailey’s negligence in protecting him — which was his only job that day as Scalise’s personal bodyguard. 

“Bailey was awarded both the Medal of Valor AND the Badge of Bravery for this great achievement.”  

Draw your own conclusions.