The statement is intended as a "response to comments made by a Lake County representative pertaining to township equalization and the federal lawsuit."
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Assessors have no legal right to have the values they set upheld, Gettleman said, and they have no personal interest at risk if their valuations are changed. Gettleman also said Paulson's reversals properly followed the assessment process. Additionally, Gettleman ruled the property owners' complaint against Paulson and the other defendants belongs in state court, not federal.One township-level spokesman said: "We didn't want to risk filing our suit in County Court, because Lake County is notorious for issuing wrongful convictions."
Federal lawsuit against Lake County officials over land values dismissed
Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton says he's no fan of "circus" town hall meetings and prefers a more controlled setting for town-hall-style meetings by telephoneOn the other hand, Randy Hultgren, Lake County's boreal congressman, held a civil townhall meeting this week. According to the Daily Herald ...
Roskam says he prefers doing town hall meetings over the phone
"Participating in big circuses is not productive," Republican Peter Roskam of Wheaton said earlier this year. We disagree -- and give kudos to Hultgren and the League of Women Voters for proving it can be done.Civility prevailed even though Hultgren represents Lake County's Wisconsin border towns, as well as the unexplored areas of McHenry County. A constituency where the standard of living is based on fishing, hunting and subsistence farming, these are not the voters you would expect to meet in the bedroom communities that Peter Roskam represents.
Editorial: Hultgren, league prove town halls can be effective
Give the People What They WantAnd there's another old saying ...
Politics is show business for ugly people.So it should not come as a surprise that Randy Hultgren, this week, gave the people what they want. As readers of this blog are aware ...
The focus of many of those protests has been the call for a town-hall meeting with Hultgren. After working with multiple League of Women Voters chapters on the logistics, Hultgren, of Plano, provided that town hall at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.Of course just as an attorney should never ask a question unless he knows the answer, a politician should never hold a townhall unless he knows who will be in the seats. One credible spokesman explained how it's done: "Don't bother filling the room with friends and relatives. Pack that room with all your lobbyists instead!"
Hultgren draws jeers, cheers
After not meeting openly with constituents for far too long, Rep. Hultgren is having a question and answer session this Tuesday, the 18th of April, from 7p to 8:30p at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles.Those wishing to attend may want to book a room at Airbnb. While Hultgren is Lake County's boreal Congressman, St. Charles is nowhere near northern Lake County. Your LakeCountyEye looked it up: St. Charles is located between Virginia Ave and States Ave ...IranAir Airbus, last week, by Iranian Revolutionary Guards. And as a consequence, Roskam has been voluntarily admitted into the Federal witness protection program.
Congressman Hultgren, IL 14th District, Holding Open Q&A Tuesday, April 18th
The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing a new sales tax on cable TV and streaming services such as Netflix. The resolution, introduced by Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, takes aim at Senate Bill 9, which is part of the so-called grand bargain package of budget bills being considered in the Senate.McSweeney, Lake County's corporeal State Representative, last month sponsored a similar measure to block a tax on soda:
Rep. David McSweeney passes resolution opposing 'Netflix tax'
State Representative David McSweeney has been joined by 66 fellow members of the Illinois House of Representatives in sponsoring House Resolution 148, which opposes any new taxes on beveragesConsumer watchdogs had kudos for McSweeney: "The people of Illinois do not want their right to binge infringed. Thanks to Rep McSweeney they can binge on their favorite carbonated beverage while binge-watching their favorite Netflix shows. We urge Rep McSweeney to also pass legislation to protect the rights of binge-eaters and binge-gamblers and binge-smokers."
MCSWEENEY LEADS EFFORT TO STOP NEW BEVERAGE TAXES
|Q:||Why is the 2017 Illinois election held right after April Fool's Day?|
|A:||2017 is an election year? Gotcha -- April Fool's!|
Suburban voters are seeing plenty of local races on their ballots this week, but they don't always see much choice. Barely 30 percent of the hundreds of races being decided Tuesday are contested, according to a Daily Herald analysis. That's down from about 45 percent of races that were contested in local elections eight years ago.One unquestionable source told your LakeCountyEye that this is part of a long-range plan to lower voter turnout to zero percent. When the day comes that no one votes, then office holders will be appointed -- just like they do in the rest of the undeveloped world. Where their democratically-elected governments are subject to the dictates of one-party rule.
Where did the candidates go? Why most voters have few choices at the polls
More than two out of three races are uncontested in Tuesday's election. Here are some reasons why
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), a former member of House Republican leadership, is leading a charge to bury Speaker Paul Ryan's Obamacare replacement once and for all and start over, multiple sources told POLITICO. The move by the senior House Republican who sits on the Ways and Means committee could complicate any GOP leadership attempt to resurrect the bill that Ryan pulled from the floor Friday.Note #2 to Ops: From your LakeCountyEye's lips to Peter Roskam's ear.
Roskam rejects bid to revive failed GOP Obamacare repeal bill
Six-time Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam said he would have voted in favor of the president's proposed health care bill but it was pulled from consideration before it could proceed to a full House vote on Friday.If the North Cook News looks familiar, it is published by the same outfit that publishes the Lake County Gazette -- Lake County's #1 source of pro-GOP fake news.
Illinois' Roskam felt rug pulled out on health care bill
Your activism is making a difference!
Protest Against the Vote to Repeal the ACA
Thursday March 23
81 E. Van Buren
Protest the Paul Ryan Fundraiser in Chicago
Friday March 24
81 E. Van Buren
March against Paul Ryan and Peter Roskam who want to repeal the ACA. It's going to be important to draw attention to Roskam and the ACA on both days, so bring signs about Roskam and the NEW cruel Republican replacement proposal.
Protest Peter Roskam in Barrington
Tuesday March 21
5:30 pm -- 6:30 pm
Roskam District Office
200 S. Hough St.
Sponsored by Indivisible Resist the 6th and NWSOFA, this protest will be covered by the news media. So please show up in force.
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Protest Against Peter Roskam and Paul Ryan in Chicago
Thursday March 23
81 E. Van Buren
There is a massive protest planned outside Paul Ryan's Republican fundraiser in Chicago Thursday. It's going to be important to draw attention to Roskam and the ACA during this, so bring signs about Roskam and the NEW cruel Republican replacement proposal.
"We have to work together to counter the $14,000 in Korean money you have funding your race. We are pooling our money together."If you are all like ... What is Korean Money? ... you are not alone. Your LakeCountyEye looked it up on Google:
Mundelein trustee draws heat for 'Korean money' comment on Facebook