Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dedistricting

drain the swamp
If you are anything like your LakeCountyEye you wouldn't know a Drainage District from a hole in the ground. How many Drainage Districts are there in Lake County? One fewer than you thought:
A century-old relic of Lake County's agricultural past officially has been retired. The Lake County Board on Tuesday voted to dissolve the Seavey Drainage District, marking the end of a unit of government officials say has outlived its purpose.
Lake County dissolves inactive government body: the Seavey Drainage District
A Drainage District, as its name suggests, is a unit of government with authority to levy taxes. It is also a unit of government that nobody knows about -- but that won't stop nobody from wanting to eliminate it anyways.

Independent auditors recently made an unexpected discovery: in Lake County the layers of Government go all of the way down. And these are not all Drainage Districts. Your LakeCountyEye did some digging and flushed out a whole slew of Lake County taxing bodies that no one knows about. Ten to be exact:
10 Little Known
Lake County Units of Government
  1. Red Light Camera District

  2. Eminent Domainage District

  3. Toxic Gas Cloud District

  4. Mosquito Abatement District
    Not to be Confused with Toxic Gas District

  5. Chain O'Lakes Drinking District

  6. Police Revenue Generating District

  7. Endangered Lake County GOP Habitat Preserve

  8. Foxconn Industrial Waste District

  9. Stupid Premise for an Internet Top 10 List District

  10. Lake County Southern Border Wall District
Look for your LakeCountyEye circling the Drainage District near you.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

The Elephant in the Room

The Creepy Chicago Tribune CartoonistTM cannot hide his contempt for RINOs Rhinos. He drew this picture of a Rhinoceros in a tee-shirt that reads: $22 TRILLION NATIONAL DEBT

You know what won't be mentioned in the State of the Union?
The drawing implies that the African Black Rhinoceros is the reason why the US Government owes its creditors $22 Trillion.

Why does the Tribune Creepy Cartoonist bear this sort of ill will against critically endangered African mega-fauna? A large animal like a rhino would be a convenient choice for symbolizing something as big as $22 Trillion. But there are other African mammals that could just as easily represent the enormous national debt.

Like the elephant.

The elephant weighs more than two times the rhinoceros and can consume 300 lbs of food per day -- again more than twice the rhino. But your LakeCountyEye has never seen the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist use an elephant to symbolize the national debt. Why not?

The elephant would be a good choice to illustrate other national concerns as well. Like government corruption. Has the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist ever chosen an elephant to depict the scandals at the highest level of the US Government now under investigation? Your LakeCountyEye does not think so.

And what about Climate Change and Gun Violence and the high cost of Health Care? Has the Creepy Chicago Tribune Cartoonist ever symbolized any of these with the picture of an elephant? No, No and No.

Is there something obvious that your LakeCountyEye is missing?

Monday, February 4, 2019

Hit the Road

Your brand is your business.
Townships are like snowflakes. No two are alike.

Some Townships have many many miles of roads. Others have very few roads. All Townships however have a Highway Department.

But as readers of this blog are aware ...
Meet the New Bill
A handful of Townships could lose their Highway Departments if a Bill becomes Illinois Law. The Law gives voters the power to eliminate some Lake County Township Highway Departments:
six county townships with less than 15 miles of roads to maintain could be effected by elimination referendums. They include Avon, Newport, Shields, Vernon, Waukegan and West Deerfield.
Avenue open to drive off some township road posts
Townships with more than 15 miles of road will not be affected.

While some snowflake Township Officials strongly oppose the Law, do not expect any Lake County Township Highway Departments to disappear any time soon. One pseudonymous official told your LakeCountyEye under conditions of pseudonymity: "Even if the Bill becomes Law, once they build the Route 53 Extension, every Township will have hundreds of miles of road to maintain."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.