Paul Schimpf, GOP Candidate for Attorney General Coming to Crystal Lake

Three new precinct committeemen will be hosting Paul Schimpf who is running for Illinois Attorney General.  Eric Dowd (Nunda 24), Craig Asbach (Nunda 22), and Matt Meyer (Richmond 2) are giving McHenry County an opportunity to meet the Republican nominee. … Continue reading

Echoes of Blagojevich

The second trial of disgraced ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich is but an echo of the first. Who cares the second time around? It’s not front page news. No Saturday Night Live skits about his hair and swear words. “If Illinois politicians … Continue reading

Jason Plummer Goes Negative

Not today. Today I heard this ever-so-positive ad on radio driving to pick up my son from school. But Friday night’s and Saturday’s phone calls were something else. A woman’s voice comes on the answering machine: “Hello. I’m calling with … Continue reading

Senator Matt Murphy Gains His Senate Republican Leader’s Endorsement

The following press release has been received from the campaign of State Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine). He is running for the lieutenant governor spot on the Republican ticket in the February 2nd primary. He has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Andy McKenna.  … Continue reading

Althoff Endorses Matt Murphy for Lt. Governor

I guess I’ve slipped off State Senator Pam Althoff’s press release list, but, fortunately, I discovered on < that one of McHenry County’s legislators is endorsing her colleague Matt Murphy for Lieutenant Governor. Murphy started off running for governor, then … Continue reading

YR Meeting Tonight at Crystal Lake’s 1776

While the McHenry County Young Republicans met Sunday in Crystal Lake’s Veterans Acres for a Petition Party, they will meet tonight at 7 PM at the upscale 1776 Restaurant on Route 14 in Crystal Lake. The YR weekly newsletter reports … Continue reading

Senate Democrats Pass Income Tax, Sales Hikes, Four New Casinos

A 50% income tax hike was not high enough. Slot machines in every convenience store and tavern wouldn’t tempt enough people. Senate Democrats caved into the Rev. and Senator James Meeks’ goal and voted 31-27-1 to raise income tax rates … Continue reading