Karen McConnauhay Opponent Libertarian Doug Marks: Opponents “Have Sufficient Objections against My Petitions to Exclude…Ballot Access”

Below is an email from Carpenterbville Village Trustee Doug Marks. He has filed 3,400 signatures to run for the State Senate on the Libertarian Party ticket against Republican primary winner Karen McConnaughay. 3,000 “good” ones are needed to make the … Continue reading

The Libertarians’ Problem with the Illinois Republican Convention

Wonder why the Libertarians who went to the Illinois Republican Convention are dissatisfied with the folks who ran the Tinley Park gathering? I couldn’t find a way to ask for permission to reprint the following, but I wanted you to … Continue reading

The McHenry County Fair – Political Angles

While the teen were exploring other parts of the McHenry County Fair on Friday, I went looking for things political. Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks’ tent was first.  It was closest to the free parking. Then,  I saw the … Continue reading

McHenry County Libertarian Party to Close Shop

Before Dave Brady moved to Wonder Lake, local Libertarians identified with the Fox Valley Libertarian chapter. It met and meets in northern Kane County. With McHenry County being such a large county, Brady, from Pennsylvania, thought an independent party could … Continue reading

Conservative Blogger, WLS Radio Show Host Tom Roeser Endorses Libertarian Julie Fox

Former Quaker Oats lobbyist, now blogger and Sunday night WLS-Radio talk show host, Tom Roeser is endorsing Libertarian Julie Fox for State Comptroller. Julie was one of my running mates when I ran on the Libertarian Party ticker to Governor … Continue reading

Democrats Mail 2nd Hit Piece Against Mark Kirk

Not a bad piece, but it came the same day as the first one. It, like the other one, was mailed by the Lake County Democratic Central Committee. Apparently it went statewide. This one has a Time Magazine-time cover. “Our … Continue reading

Lake County Democrats Hit Kirk on Behalf Libertarian Mike Labno

Something called “Illinois Victory, a Project of the Lake County Democratic Party,” financed two mailings pointing people toward Libertarian Mike Labno. Here is the address side: Here’s the outside of the mailing: Inside this is what one sees (click to … Continue reading

Libertarians Meeting at Crystal Lake Colonial Thursday

County Libertarians, newly empowered by gaining ballot access for the first time since 2002,are holding their monthly meeting Thursday night from 7-9 at Route 14’s Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake. The group’s email says, Social time starts at 7 pm … Continue reading

Only CPA Candidate for State Comptroller Holding Wonder Lake Fundraiser Saturday Afternoon

Of all the candidates for State Comptroller, only one is a Certified Public Accountant. She is Julie Fox, the Libertarian Party candidate. Julie led the ticket in 2002, when I ran for Governor against Rod Blagojevich. She got over 4% … Continue reading

Looks as if Libertarians Will Be on Fall Ballot

An email from the Illinois Libertarian Party appears below: Illinois Libertarian Party Statewide Slate Survives Challenge, Seems to Have 33,545 Valid Signatures The Libertarian Party statewide slate of candidates in Illinois submitted approximately 45,000 signatures at the end of June, … Continue reading

County Fair Politicians

The McHenry County Fair is a place that a politician can meet a lot of people. I loved working them while I was running for County Treasurer and in that office from 1966-70. Not to mention the 16 years I … Continue reading

Libertarian Opposition to Ban on Slot Machines Surfaces

The following email popped into my inbox last night about how Libertarians favor allowing the slot machines that the Illinois General Assembly (including State Senator Pam Althoff, plus State Reps. Mike Tryon and Mark Beaubien) voted for and Governor Pat … Continue reading

Libertarians Encourage Participation in TEA Parties

I received this press release from Dave Brady of Wonder Lake, the president of the Illinois and McHenry Libertarian Parties. Libertarians Urge TEA Party Participation McHenry County Libertarian Party is urging McHenry residents to join millions of libertarians and other … Continue reading

Illinois Libertarians Express Support for Patrick Fitzgerald’s Retention

Below is a press release that arrived from the Illinois Libertarian Party. It’s political point is that, with a Republican governor in jail and a Democratic one about to be indicted, “It is clear that Illinois voters deserve to have … Continue reading