Saturday, June 16, 2018

Disappointing the Lake County Assessor

The Lake County Assessor wars may go nuclear. A Bill waiting to be signed on the Governor's desk could allow Lake County voters to elect their County Assessor. The Lake County Assessor is currently an appointed position.

The Bill has wide bi-partisan support. One exception is Lake County Board Chair Aaron Lawlor. As Chair, Lawlor has the sole authority to appoint the Lake County Assessor and stands to lose that authority if the Bill becomes law.

Aaron Lawlor may not think that Lake County voters can be trusted to choose their County Assessor:
Lawlor said Friday that he feels voters should be "very concerned about this bill," adding that "this is not the type of office you elect someone who you'd like to have a beer with," because you want someone who is qualified.
Push is on for Rauner to sign bill allowing referendum for electing Lake County assessor
For the record, Aaron Lawlor holds an elected office, and wants to be re-elected in November:

Visit Lake County Illinois,
Best Day of My Life in Lake County,
Illinois. Tourism
May Mr Lawlor put you down for a yardsign?

Friday, June 15, 2018

Bunker Mentality

Note to Ops: Those hoping to meet Peter Roskam in person, may have to wait until after the November election, or later still.

Your LakeCountyEye has obtained fresh video of Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam delivering a podcast from deep within his bomb-proof bunker:

Peter Roskam -- More great news on tax cuts!
The audio of the podcast has been heavily encrypted. Certified lip readers have confirmed however that Roskam is assuring his voters that they will never be asked to sit through a Peter Roskam townhall -- not as long as Peter Roskam remains safe, deep in his undisclosed underground location.

Coming Up: Drilling begins soon on the Elon Musk Deep Tunnel to O'Hare. Experts warn that a collision with Tesla Tunnel equipment and the Peter Roskam underground bunker is "immanent".

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Blame Canada

pas de train de pétrole qui explose
The Lake County exploding oil-train once again failed to explode yesterday.

In Barrington this time,
residents and commuters experienced a "perfect storm" during last night's rush hour as a Canadian National train stalled on the tracks for more than 30 minutes due to mechanical issues, blocking all four Village crossings in the 5:00 p.m. rush hour timeframe. Traffic was unable to move in any direction, causing backups throughout town and into our surrounding communities.
"PERFECT STORM" LAST NIGHT WITH CN TRAIN BLOCKAGE
The stoppage occurred on the heels of tariffs and other trade barriers imposed on Canada by legitimate businessman and US President Donald J Trump. One knowledgeable Canadian said: "This was no coincidence. If our trains cannot get back to Canadian soil we have to park them somewhere. Capisce?"

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, June 11, 2018

In God We Trust -- All Others Vote for Kash

Kash Jackson knows you can run for Governor despite lacking even the money to pay child support:
Libertarian governor candidate found in contempt of court
You do it by leveraging your insolvency into free media, courtesy cable TV:
Of course, unless your name is Donald J Trump, being the butt of humor on Comedy Central is not a strategy for electoral success.

He may be Lake County's favorite-son candidate for Governor, but a ballot-name like Kash Jackson isn't going to jack someone up to the top of the electoral totem-pole. JoeBlows named Kash Jackson come a dime a dozen. Just ask anyone who has seen as many porn movies as your LakeCountyEye has.

Note to Ops: What a Kash Jackson needs is a good middle name. Like for instance, Kash Action Jackson. Here are 10 to get things going:
Ten Middle Names
to Print on Kash Jackson Yardsigns
  1. Is King

  2. For Gold

  3. Out

  4. And Concealed Carry

  5. Flo

  6. Eddie

  7. Onthebarrelhead

  8. Only (No Credit No Checks)

  9. 4 Klunkers

  10. Amstutz
Look out for your LakeCountyEye. Danger is your LakeCountyEye's middle name.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Taking Liberties

... and bears Oh My!
It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that the Libertarian candidate for Governor whose sole source of income is a generous government pension is not Cal Skinner. For the record, Skinner -- the brains behind the McHenryCountyBlog -- does enjoy a generous government pension. However the last time Skinner was the Libertarian candidate for Governor was in 2002.

The 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor whose sole source of income is a generous government pension is, in point of fact, Kash Jackson:
He said he is unemployed and living exclusively on disability and pension payments from serving 20 years in the Navy. He's admitted in court he takes home about $4,500 a month from those benefits.
Libertarian governor candidate found in contempt of court
For those unfamiliar with the term, a libertarian is defined as a person who believes in individual liberty. And being free from government.

Note to Ops: It's good to be the Libertarian.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

From the Big House to the State House

QOTD #1: How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg?
A #1: Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

QOTD #2: How many State Reps are there in Illinois if you call Peter Roskam a State Rep?
A #2: Haha, this one is not so easy is it?

This week, the Chicago City Wire called Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam a State Rep:
Chicago businessman lauds state Rep. Peter Roskam for listening to constituents
In their defense, the Chicago City Wire is no doubt held to the same exacting journalistic standards as its sister publication, the Lake County Gazette -- aka Lake County's #1 fake news source.

One insider explained things this way: "They use Russian news bots to generate all of their stories. The facial recognition algorithm probably mixed up Roskam with [State Rep] Nick Sauer."

Peter Roskam?

Peter Roskam?
If this looks to you like a another hilarious
LakeCountyEye Double Vision™
you need your eyes examined!
Note to Peter Roskam campaign Ops: Be thankful your boss doesn't look like Stormy Daniels.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Whistle Stopped?

mums the word
Lake County celebrity whistle blower Denise Rotheimer did not blow the whistle today.

Rotheimer is witness to allegations of harassment aired publicly against some high profile elected officials.  She has also been a guest on Morning Answer with Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson. This is the same Morning Answer radio talk-show where Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said:
Um, Amy, um, I, um, not really met. She's six feet tall, got awesome skin, she's really nice looking lady. That's not bad waking up to, Dan?
Lake Co Sheriff Mark Curran joins Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to talk community safety & life at the jail
For the record, your LakeCountyEye does not know what it is like waking up to Amy Jacobson. But your LakeCountyEye digresses.

To date, Denise Rotheimer -- who knows Amy Jacobson -- has not accused Sheriff Curran of harassment. If and when and why not remain a mystery.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Well Accuse Me

He's So Fine
Lake County whistle blower Denise Rotheimer blew another whistle this week:
Big news! The allegation that is coming out on Thursday is a game changer. When his name is mentioned ... time is up. I am so grateful for the courage that she has to go public.
Ives to attend tomorrow’s press conference about “leading lawmaker” who is “longtime abuser”
The allegation was harassment.  Rotheimer did not name names, but her finger-pointer subsequently ...
appeared on conservative activist Dan Proft's Chicago radio show the Thursday morning before her press conference.
Miller: Are Loncar claims a lot of smoke?
At the press conference, the finger-pointer said the finger-pointee ...
put his hand on her lower back and asked her if she knew "how lucky" her husband was to have a wife like her.
She says Lang ‘harassed’ her — he dismisses her as disgruntled pot profiteer
It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention however that the person accused of harassment was not Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran ... even though Curran had said this on Dan Proft's Chicago radio show:
Um, Amy, um, I, um, not really met. She's six feet tall, got awesome skin, she's really nice looking lady. That's not bad waking up to, Dan?
Lake Co Sheriff Mark Curran joins Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to talk community safety & life at the jail
Your LakeCountyEye regrets the error.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Prisoner of Love?

In case you missed it, Chicago's Morning Answer broadcast live from the Lake County jail:

Lake Co Sheriff Mark Curran joins Dan & Amy
to talk community safety & life at the jail
Dan Proft: Good morning we're Dan & Amy coming to you live from Lake County jail this morning. So in addition to my normal security detail, we have law enforcement from Lake County around.
Amy Jacobson: Yeah I'm feeling very safe this morning. It's great.
Dan Proft: And we're pleased to be joined now by our friend Mark Curran who is the Lake County Sheriff. Mark thanks for joining us and hosting us.
Sheriff
Mark Curran:
Awesome to have y'all here. Um, Amy, um, I, um, not really met. She's six feet tall, got awesome skin, she's really nice looking lady. That's not bad waking up to, Dan?
Dan Proft: Now, uh ... now you have to compliment me.
Amy Jacobson: Yeah what are some of his ...
Sheriff
Mark Curran:
Dan is one of the brightest individuals in this industry if not right at the very tops.
Note to Law Enforcement from Lake County Ops: Could someone please ask the Sheriff to get a room?

And thank you for playing Get a Room! Your LakeCountyEye Get a Room!™ competition is open to anyone 18 or older, of minimal self awareness, and just a hunka hunka burnin love. Decision of the judges are final.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Low on Kash

Dough!
It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that the right-wing personal-responsibility candidate from Lake County who is being sued for child support is not ex-Congressman Joe Walsh. No, this Lake County right-wing personal-responsibility absentee-father is gubernatorial candidate Kash Jackson:
A Lake County judge ordered a Libertarian gubernatorial candidate from Antioch to pay his ex-wife more than $10,000 in past medical and education expenses for his children. Before Thursday's decision, Grayson "Kash" Jackson told Judge Joseph Salvi he isn't making the money to cover the $12,559 in arrearages awarded to his ex-wife for day care, medical, education and extra curricular activities expenses.
Judge orders Libertarian candidate for governor to pay ex-wife over $10,000 in support
To be sure, $12,559 is small potatoes when compared to the over $117,000 that Joe Walsh owed back in his salad days. Logic however dictates that Lake County voters get no more than one favorite-son deadbeat-dad to vote for, per election. And Kash Jackson will be on the ballot in November. While shock-jock Joe Walsh will be (everything else being equal) only on the radio.

Note to Ops: Walsh settled his child-support claim after he was elected to Congress, which draws a salary of $174,000:
Joe Walsh Settles Child Support Dispute With Ex-Wife
When Lake County favorite-son Kash Jackson is elected Governor of Illinois he will draw a salary of $177,412. Will it hurt to give just once, this November?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wither Winderweedle

See you in the funny pages.
Appearances to the contrary, Kash Jackson is not the name of a character in the new Stormy Daniels movie. No, Kash Jackson is is the name of Lake County favorite-son and candidate for Governor:
Kash Jackson of Antioch is running as the Libertarian candidate for governor in Illinois.
Father's rights fuel Antioch Libertarian's bid for governor
With a name like that, the walk-card almost writes itself!

How does one go about acquiring a sexy ballot-name like Kash Jackson? Not by accident, apparently, either of birth or any other way.  Kash Jackson ...
legally changed his name from Benjamin Winderweedle to Grayson Kash Jackson in 2017.
Father's rights fuel Antioch Libertarian's bid for governor
Note to Ops: While it is easy to legally change your name ...
The Porn Star Name Generator
You may want to think twice before signing the paperwork. A ballot-name like Winderweedle comes along once in a lifetime. Could you resist casting your vote for the guy named Winderweedle? Your LakeCountyEye could not.

One political scientist however did tell your LakeCountyEye: "This might work out well for Kash Jackson. He doesn't need to recruit a suitable Lt Governor candidate to be his running-mate. He can run on the Jackson-Winderweedle ticket. Who would suspect anything?"

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Young Guns

Little Neddy, Grab Your Gun
It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that the three teens taken into custody after firing a stolen gun in public were not the same three teens taken by Congressman Peter Roskam to a closed-door meeting on gun violence.

The one group of three pro-gun teens were stopped early this week by Woodstock police:
Three teens were taken into custody Sunday after one of them fired a stolen gun in Woodstock, authorities said.
Teens arrested in Woodstock after shots fired Sunday
While the the other group of three pro-gun teens were with Peter Roskam, two weeks ago, for a discussion with high school students about school shootings:
In addition to the six students from Glenbard North, South and West high schools, five of whom originally requested the meeting after the town hall, Roskam added three pro-gun rights students from Wheaton Academy to the closed meeting — something the town hall students said they did not expect.
In closed-door meeting, Roskam brings pro-gun rights teens to talk gun violence prevention with students
A careful inspection of publicly available reports does show that the first trio of pro-gun teens and the second trio of pro-gun teens are different trios of pro-gun teens.

Your LakeCountyEye regrets the error.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child

I was five and he was six we rode on horses made of sticks.
If you keep a loaded handgun in your car ... and if two boys break in and steal that handgun ... and sell the gun to another teen ... who fires the gun in a public square. Then you may be a redneck.

Haha, point in fact, you may be from McHenry County (where some 5,000 concealed carry permits have been issued).

According to the Daily Herald:
Three teens were taken into custody Sunday after one of them fired a stolen gun in Woodstock, authorities said. Two of the teens, ages 14 and 13, had broken into several vehicles over the weekend and found a handgun in one of the cars, which they sold to a 17-year-old for an undisclosed amount of money, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department.
Teens arrested in Woodstock after shots fired Sunday
One spokesman had a cautionary warning: "Anyone planning to randomly discharge a weapon in public, should at least take a class at a McHenry County target range. You're going to shoot yourself in the foot anyway, and will appreciate a trained professional nearby."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Raise? No Objections!

What does $90,000 get you these days? Not a County Board Chairman. At least not in Lake County.

The Lake County board raised the salary of their Chairman from $90,000 to $100,000 last week:
Chairman Aaron Lawlor's county board seat is up for election in November. His base annual salary is $90,931 and rises to $100,931 with an auto allowance and liquor commissioner stipend.
Lake County Board members' pay frozen, but chairman gets a boost
Is one county board chairman worth $100,000? This Lake County Board Commissioner thinks so:
"It's a full-time, demanding position with a great deal of responsibility," board member Chuck Bartels said.
Lake County Board members' pay frozen, but chairman gets a boost
So true it is, with great power comes great responsibility. And those responsibilities include sorting through discarded pharmaceuticals:

Lake County's Dirty Jobs:
Pharmaceuticals Collection Program
Note to Ops: Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hired Guns?

Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just keeping calm?
Rule #1 in politics: Never bring a knife to a gun fight. And if Peter Roskam is any indication, never bring a knife to a high school debate, either.

Haha, this week Peter Roskam met with high school students to discuss gun violence. But Roskam (Lake County's vestigial Congressman) failed to tell anyone that he would be bringing along some pro-gun students:
One month after declining to participate in a 6th Congressional district town hall on gun violence prevention organized by area high school students, Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam met with a group of teens to discuss the topic in a closed-door session Saturday in Wheaton. In addition to the six students from Glenbard North, South and West high schools, five of whom originally requested the meeting after the town hall, Roskam added three pro-gun rights students from Wheaton Academy to the closed meeting — something the town hall students said they did not expect.
In closed-door meeting, Roskam brings pro-gun rights teens to talk gun violence prevention with students
Note to Ops: To date, Peter Roskam is the only Illinois politician known to take his gunsels to work with him.