Jesse White Graces Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade

For the second time I can remember, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White drove the van for his Jesse White Tumblers at Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade. When the Tumblers came down Dole Avenue toward the First United Methodist … Continue reading

Noticing the License Plate Tax Hike to Aid Mainly Downstate Parks

If you drive around Illinois, you will see lots of state parks. They are as common in many non-Chicago metropolitan counties as forest preserves and conservation district sites. The difference is that state taxpayers (disproportionately from the Chicago metropolitan area, … Continue reading

In State Senate Length of Term Lottery Althoff & Duffy Get Four-Year Terms, McConnaughay Two Years, Terms for All Districts

This doesn’t mean a lot to anyone but the candidates themselves, but the lottery results are in for length of terms for State Senators. With four-year terms, the two 2012 winners in McHenry County are Pam Althoff  (Term lengths are … Continue reading

Chinese Boss of Identity Theft Ring Sentenced, 200 Illinois Driver’s License Bribes

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: BOSS OF FRAUDULENT IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT RING BASED IN CHICAGO’S CHINATOWN SENTENCED TO 81 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON CHICAGO — The leader of an identification document fraud ring that was based in Chicago’s … Continue reading

Why the U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep George Ryan in Jail

This is a long one and for that I apologize. But I want to have the basics of the U.S. Attorney’s case against former Governor George Ryan on McHenry County Blog and this seemed a good way to put it … Continue reading

Turn About is Fair Play

In June, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton extended federal employee benefits to homosexual couples. That’s not expensive to do because there aren’t many applicants. But there’s that “equal protection under the law” question. And, guess who’s bringing it up. It’s … Continue reading