What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

McLaughlin Campaign Reports Charges that McConchie & Proft PAC Broke Election Law

A press release from State Senate candidate Martin McLaughlin: Lobbyist Dan McConchie Caught Breaking Election Law Illegally Coordinated Campaign Activities with PAC and 501c3 BARRINGTON, IL – The McLaughlin campaign has received word that multiple complaints have been filed against … Continue reading

Barrington Hills Tax Levy Decreased Under McLaughlin

A Barrington Hills resident took offense at former Village President Robert Abboud’s commentary on property taxes under his successor, Martin McLaughlin. McLaughlin is running for the Republican nomination for retiring State Senator Dan Duffy’s seat. Here are the results of … Continue reading

McConchie Supporter Sends Comparison Mailing

An independent expenditure from Illinois Restoration Political Action Committee financed a mailing last week for State Senate candidate Dan McConchie. It’s a comparison piece trying to pin the donkey on McConchie’s opponents. It echoes Dan Proft’s PAC’s attack on Urlacher … Continue reading

Independent Committee Sends Senatorial Candidate Comparison Piece

A newly-formed committee called the “Committee for Bold Leadership in Illinois” popped up on February 8th. It was formed by former Barrington Hills resident Jonathan Knight. He served briefly as a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Algonquin Township near Haegers Bend. … Continue reading