Message of the Day – Who You Gonna Call?

At the Old Capitol Art Fair the weekend before last in Springfield, we found a photographer who photoshops images into usually old photos. The one you see below of the Ghostbuster Pillsbury Dough Boy behind a state capitol caught my … Continue reading

Madison Paper Sets Sights on Turning Wisconsin’s I-90 into a Tollway

The Wisconsin State Journal isn’t satisfied with the economic shot in the pocket book that Illinois tourists and students bring to its state’s economy. It wants more of Illinois residents’ shrinking family income. The Skinner family was in the Wisconsin … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

When we went to the Kalahari Water Park in Wisconsin Dells a couple of weeks ago, I was on the lookout for posters about the bargaining rights dispute, the demonstration about which a Friend of McHenry County Blog sent me … Continue reading

Wisconsin Poll Shows 55-44% Disapproval of GOP Gov. Scott Walker’s Job Performance

This press release from We Ask America takes a look at political reactions in Wisconsin to the Republicans’ move to weaken collective bargaining for public employees. We Ask America was the only firm known to have surveyed the 8th Congressional … Continue reading

The Saturday Demonstration in Madison

One of McHenry County’s representatives to the Madison demonstration Saturday was kind enough to send me all sorts of photos so you can get a sense off what went on. First, let’s look at instructions handed out by the union … Continue reading

Area Missed by High Speed Rail

Monday Rockford-area (and McHenry County) 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo tried to get President Barack Obama and his Peoria-based Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to allocate some high speed rail money to a Chicago route that would include Winnebago County. … Continue reading