Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cartoon Violence

If you see a youngster dressed as an action superhero at your door that may be a sign that you live in the Lake County Fairgrounds. That's because the Lake County Comic-Con is at the Fairgrounds this weekend.

Haha, Count-i-Con – Lake County's Biggest Pop-Culture Event -- will be here faster than Quicksilver and The Flash in a 3-legged race ...
Count-i-Con 2017

October 20-22, 2017
Friday: 6pm-10pm
Saturday: Noon-7pm
Sunday: Noon-5pm

Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 East Peterson Road
Grayslake, IL 60030
Informed sources have informed your LakeCountyEye that no firearms will be raffled off at the event.

Weapon/prop policy
for Count-i-Con 2017
Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Q the Eye/10.17.17

Dear LakeCountyEye,

I just found out the Lake County Republicans held a "Second Amendment" fundraiser last week, and they gave away AR-15 Assault Weapons. Did you shoot any photos?

They Got the Numbers but We Got the Guns
Dear Math Death,Ὥρος Hōros

Your LakeCountyEye is under injunction to maintain a 500 ft perimeter whenever near a gun auction, and regrettably did not attend the GOP firearm raffle. However your LakeCountyEye did find a picture of an AR-15 that was seized in Round Lake Beach this week:

An AR-15 with a loaded 30 round magazine was seized in a warrant search Friday in Round Lake Beach that also uncovered a large cache of marijuana, authorities say. (Round Lake Park Police)
Drug cartel linked to 600-pound marijuana bust in Round Lake Park, police say

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just a private citizen under indictment, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

Monday, October 16, 2017

24 Gun Salute

Mrs Peel, We're Needed
The message sent by the Lake County GOP is loud and clear:
Suit Up
Last Friday, the Lake County Republican Party held a gun raffle. As a result, County statisticians now track at least twenty-four more firearms:
Twenty-four firearms were raffled off at the $75-per-person fundraising dinner, including at least two safes filled with guns.
Lake County GOP gun raffle draws about 100 protesters
In related news, the Lake County 911 Emergency Dispatch Task Force estimates that a consolidation of 911 centers would realize nearly $3 million in cost reductions. A Task Force report proposes a two-step process where ...
The first phase would result in about $400,000 in annual savings and the second phase would result in savings of about $2.3 million, according to the report.
'Turf wars' challenge effort to consolidate Lake County's 911 dispatch services
One 911 dispatcher told your LakeCountyEye: "With all those new guns on the street, we're going to need that $3 million!"

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Sources of North Korea's Conduct

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Bruce Cumings, Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, will discuss the current conditions in North Korea and the historical factors that led up to them.
  • Sunday
    October 22, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Forseeable Future

It's official. Not everyone in Illinois will be running for State Attorney General next year. That's because Jack Franks will not be running for Attorney General.

The news was dutifully reported by the old media this week:
McHenry County Chairman Jack Franks won't run for attorney general

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks says he won't run for Illinois attorney general
No surprise, your LakeCountyEye predicted the same all the way back on September 21, three weeks ago.

Here is an actual unretouched screencap taken from this blog:

Same Name Different Race
It is not known if the news has made it to McHenry County yet.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Silencers are Deafening

What if they gave a gun raffle and nobody came?

As readers of this blog are aware ...
Please Pass the Guns and Butter
The Lake County Republicans are hosting a 2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle fundraiser in Kildeer on Friday.  The controversial event has resulted in a media firestorm and at least one high-profile no-show:
Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, a Republican, said Thursday evening he would not attend, sponsor or contribute toward the 2nd Amendment Dinner.
Protest organized ahead of GOP gun raffle in Kildeer
Will anyone from the Lake County GOP be in attendance? Your LakeCountyEye notes at least one willing participant:
Larry Falbe, president of the Lake County Republican Federation, an independent group that raises money for Republicans including the local party organization, supported moving forward with the fundraiser. "I would think that canceling the event would suggest there's something wrong or something to be ashamed of for having this kind of dinner that is supporting people who believe very strongly in the 2nd Amendment," said Falbe, whose group bought a sponsorship.
Suburban Chicago Republicans moving ahead with gun giveaway fundraiser 2 weeks after Las Vegas massacre
This is the same Larry Falbe who created Lake County's #1 political blog ...
Sharpeyed operatives will observe there is a $75 ticket price to get in the 2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle. Which may be beyond the means of anyone who draws a blogger's salary. Particularly a blog that hasn't published anything since 2013.

Your LakeCountyEye notes however, that tickets are reduced to $50 for "Joe Walsh Volunteers". Do not be surprised if you see Mr Falbe after all!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Please Pass the Guns and Butter

The Lake County Republican Federation will be raffling off a Mossberg 500 shotgun on Friday. There is no truth to the rumor, though, that the winner will be chosen with a spin of a russian-roulette wheel.

Haha, the Lake County GOP is hosting a fundraiser:
Lake County Republicans are moving ahead with a fundraiser where at least a dozen firearms will be given out to donors Friday night, less than two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas. The "Lake County Republican 2nd Amendment Dinner & Gun Raffle" in northwest suburban Kildeer features an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle for those who pay $2,000 to sponsor the event, raffles for a 12-gauge shotgun and a 9 mm handgun, and other gun-related packages.
Suburban Chicago Republicans moving ahead with gun giveaway fundraiser 2 weeks after Las Vegas massacre
The Lake County Republican Party bought a domain to publicize the event:
If you're bad at remembering web URLs, here is a helpful mnemonic that is easy to learn:
Lake County Republican Gun Dinner Dot Com
The GOP website provides a nice color catalog of the guns that will be available:
One military analyst observed: "That's enough firepower to launch a ground assault on Pyongyang!"

While in outward appearance a gun show, the GOP fundraiser, from a legal perspective, is a dinner event. One source showed your LakeCountyEye a menu. "Be sure to sample the stuffed shells in the bump stock broth. To die for!"

The cash bar is open at 5:30 PM. Innocent bystanders are asked to steer clear of Lake County the night of the event.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A Foreclose Conclusion

We wish to welcome you to Mnuchin Land
Did you hear the one about the Sheriff's deputy who had himself incarcerated? He wanted to work from home. Haha, as readers of this blog are aware ...
House Arrest?
the Lake County Sheriff has been buying residential homes throughout Lake County. News of these purchases was first broken by the Lake County Gazette ...
Sheriff LK Cty and Kaplan acquires 188 Woodstone Drive, Buffalo Grove

Sheriff LK Cty and Ross acquires 3832 Harwick Lane, Park City
Even so, Sharpeyed operatives will point out that the Lake County Gazette is not only Lake County's #1 fake news source, but that both stories are erroneous. These were not purchases made by the Lake County Sheriff, but in fact were tax sales.  This can be verified by the very sources cited in the same Lake County Gazette stories:
BlockShopper: 188 Woodstone Drive Buffalo Grove

BlockShopper: 3832 Harwick Lane Park City
Note to Ops at the Lake County Gazette: Your web-bot is scraping up inaccurate reader content. Please notify your minimum-wage botmaster that a home purchaser and a home seller are totally different. At least within the State of Illinois.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

House Arrest?

Lake County's #1 fake news source, the Lake County Gazette knows where you live.

The Lake County Gazette has been looking up the public records and publishing the names and addresses of home sales in Lake County:
Lake County Gazette: Real Estate
Sharpeyed operatives will observe a pattern of acquisitions being made by one buyer ...
Sheriff LK Cty
While the Lake County Gazette no doubt has scored a big financial scoop, the identity of this buyer remains a mystery:
  • Who is Sheriff LK Cty?
  • Why is he acquiring all of this property in Lake County?
  • Is he a land speculator?
  • Or simply flipping homes?
As far as your LakeCountyEye is concerned, any news story that only raises more questions than it answers has not been put to bed.

Louis CK Cty was unavailable for comment.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Warren Piece

Lake County's #1 fake news source, the Lake County Gazette knows what you get paid.

The Lake County Gazette has been looking up the public records and publishing the paychecks of municipal employees in Lake County:
Highest Paid Municipal Employees in Lake County
The salaries of employees at some 35 Lake County villages are disclosed. For instance, do you know who is the highest-paid employee in the Lake County Village of Warren?
Who are the Village of Warren's highest-paid employees?
If you do not know the answer, that may be because there is no Village of Warren in Lake County. Wikipedia does say there is one in Jo Davies County:
Warren, Illinois
Warren is a village in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,428 at the 2010 census, down from 1,496 at the 2000 census.

Warren, Illinois
Note to Ops at the Lake County Gazette: Cable Russia immediately and tell your minimum-wage content providers there that the Village of Warren and Warren Township are totally different. At least within the State of Illinois.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hold the Bezos Bus

Overheard today somewhere in Lake County:
"Siri, tell Mr Bezos to build his new Amazon headquarters in Waukegan."
Haha, everyone is in a bidding war to get the new world headquarters. And by everyone, your LakeCountyEye means the City of Waukegan:
Waukegan has joined the legions of communities vying to be the home for online retail giant Amazon's proposed second headquarters, hoping that its proximity to Chicago and the interstate system will give it an edge. The city's planning and zoning department is in the process of reviewing potential sites, which will then be submitted to Lake County Partners
Waukegan, Lake County Partners plan bid for Amazon's second headquarters
Naysayers will say that they are more likely to see a $5 minimum casino built in Waukegan than a $5 billion corporate megaplex. But the smart money says Waukegan not only has an edge, it has the inside track.

Your LakeCountyEye recently discovered this internal document ...
Amazon Route 53
Those who click the link will as surprised as your LakeCountyEye to learn that has purchased the naming rights to the Route 53 Extension:
Amazon Route 53
Note to Ops: If you haven't invested in any northeast Lake County bottomland yet, what are you waiting for?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

French Fry the Franchise

Question of the day ...

If Russian hackers are eligible to vote in Illinois. And if the potato is the national vegetable of Russia. Does that mean you should vote like a couch potato?

Haha, this may explain a recent video made by the Lake County Clerk's office, called Vote Like a Couch Potato:
A short video called Vote Like a Couch Potato! starring a faux Mr. Potato Head was created and posted on YouTube, the county website and in newsletters.
Lake County honored for 'Vote Like a Couch Potato' campaign
Sources tell your LakeCountyEye that the video is a followup to a successful GOTV campaign by the previous Lake County Clerk. That one was called Vote Like a Goldfish:
In related news, a Fish & Chips dinner announced that he will be a candidate for Illinois Attorney General:
Note to Ops: Petition period began only a week ago and already the slates are filling up!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Same Name Different Race

This actual, unretouched screengrab proves there are no spam filters on this blog:

Yes We Have a 2nd Banana
In related news, Lake County favorite son Scott Drury says he is running for Illinois Attorney General:
Drury says he’s in the AG race
Drury, it is widely believed, is a former federal prosecutor. You can now add to that: Former Gubernatorial Candidate.

It is not known who Cal Skinner is:

Yes We Have a 2nd Banana
Your LakeCountyEye: Uncannily predicting the future since 2008!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The United States and the World Economy

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
Lyric Hughes Hale, editor in chief of EconVue, a website which publishes independent economic news and analysis, will speak on:
The United States and the World Economy:
Why Things are Really Different this Time
  • Sunday
    September 24, 2017
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Yes We Have a 2nd Banana

a hot button
Did you know that Lake County favorite son Scott Drury is a former federal prosecutor? And if that don't beat all, next year Drury will be a former gubernatorial candidate.

As readers of this blog are aware, State Representative Scott Drury is running for Governor this cycle:
Q the Eye/06.09.17
Anyone twenty-five years old (and/or worth a billion dollars) is qualified to be Governor in Illinois. But election law stipulates that anyone who wants to appear on the Illinois ballot must also meet an inflexible requirement: Find a Lieutenant Governor candidate to be your running-mate.

The Capitol Fax reports that Drury's last campaign manager is his Lt Governor choice:
Drury's apparent running mate ran his last campaign
To be sure, nothing says the wheels have flopped off the campaign wagon than when you have to ask an old campaign manager to be your running-mate. Well, short of asking a pro-Palestinian socialist -- but who's counting?

One knowledgeable insider told your LakeCountyEye: "When you have a plan you stick to it. Your guy runs for Governor. After he loses the Primary, he runs as an Independent for his old State Rep seat and wins easy. He goes back to a divided Statehouse in Springfield and there is a bidding war for his allegiances. It's a big win for Democracy!"

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.