Bill Prim Sets Feb. 17th Fundraiser

McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim will hold a fundraiser at the Bull Valley Country Club on Monday, February 17th. The affair costs $45 for regular folks, but only $25 for elected officials and precinct committeemen and public safety personnel. … Continue reading

Tribune Drives Metra Transparency for On-Time Stats

A bit ago, the Chicago Tribune ran an article showing that Metra, Chicago’s commuter rail operation’s transparency. Metra  brags about having over 95% of its trains on time, but some lines are well below that level, the Tribune found. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Patriots United Hear Political Predictions, Congressional Action

Fifty members of Patriots United hear campaign consultant Jim Thacker and Don Manzullo press representative Rich Carter speak at Crystal Lake’s Park Place Wednesday night. Thacker, who gained his reputation by managing Don Manzullo’s 1992 primary victory over former State … Continue reading

Bill Brady Wows Crystal Lake TEA Party Crowd

Governor Pat Quinn has said he started the tea party movement with his inundation of state legislators and Governor Jim Thompson’s office with tea bags when the Illinois General Assembly conspired with Thompson to raise legislative salaries 40% in 1978. … Continue reading

Patriots United Plan Second Health Care Meeting–This Time with Congressman Don Manzullo

The following is a press release from Patriots United: Patriots United, McHenry County Chapter, in conjunction with Americans For Prosperity, hosted yet another highly successful townhall meeting on July 24th at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn, featuring a panel of … Continue reading

Alexander Lumber’s Move to Ridgefield, Proposed Metra Station Implications

When I was posting about the 400th day of Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley’s 75% city sales tax increase, I was fantasizing that Alexander Lumber was moving to the unincorporated Ridgefield location of the old 84 Lumber property in order … Continue reading

Johnsburg Democratic Party State Rep. Tom Hanahan Dies – Part 2

The last Democrat to serve in the Illinois House before Jack Franks died in Arizona April 3rd. This is the second installment of some of my memories of Tom, who died of cancer in Prescott, Arizona, on April 3, 2009. … Continue reading

Jeff Ladd Returns to Tony Rezko Trial Witness Stand Today

At Thursday’s session of the government’s case against Rod Blagojevich fund raiser and influence peddler Tony Rezko concluded, McHenry County’s own Jeff Ladd was on the stand being led through his political history. Monday morning when the trial resumes, the … Continue reading