Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Concealed Weapons

Question of the day: How many Lake County Commissioners are gun importers?

Answer: At least one.

Bonus Question: How many of those are Michael A Danforth?

Bonus Answer: No fewer than one.

Lake County Commissioner Michael A Danforth (District 17) has an ATF license to import firearms:
Look for the details in Michael Danforth's bio on the Lake County Board website:
HaHa, J/K.

His bio page says nothing about Danforth's ATF license. The bio says that Danforth is on the Trinity Oaks Christian Academy Board of Trustees. And it says he served as a member of the DeKalb County Board. But does his CV say anywhere that Michael Danforth is an ATF licensed Importer of firearms or ammunition for firearms other than destructive devices or ammunition other than armor piercing ammunition?

Nope. Good luck finding that anywhere.

Lake County Commissioner Michael Danforth, apparently, is reluctant to mix business with politics.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Ammunition Dump

Question of the day: How does your LakeCountyEye spend recreation time?

Answer: Monitoring overseas arms shipments into Lake County, of course.

Your LakeCountyEye found this US Customs bill. The fine print says 8 shipping containers were brought into the U.S. Each contained 1536 "H2A METAL BOXES", with each box containing "CARTRIDGES FOR WEAPONS INERT PROJECTILE". These were imported into the U.S. on June 3 of this year:
The cargo was shipped from India.

The cargo was shipped to this consignee address:
  • Strategic Defense Imports
  • 1107 VICTORIA DRIVE
  • FOX RIVER GROVE IL 60021
  • U.S.A.
County records indicate the the address belongs to Michael A Danforth:
County records indicate that Michael A Danforth is a Lake County County Board Commissioner (District 17):
Board member Danforth represents the 17th District, which includes Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Port Barrington, North Barrington, Barrington Hills, Tower Lakes, Fox River Grove, and portions of Wauconda and Hawthorn Woods. He has been on the board since February 2017, and is currently a member of the Ethics & Oversight, Law & Judicial, and Legislative committees. His main priorities on the board are property tax reform, fiscal accountability, safety and security for our communities
Michael Danforth (District 17)
Note to canvassers: Before you go knocking on the door of Michael A Danforth, put out those cigarettes!

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hugh Blewitt

There is no truth to the rumor that Hugh G. Rection is the wrestling coach in Woodstock.

But if you believe the Lake County Gazette, Hugh G. Rection does teach Critical Race Theory:
The Lake County Gazette (Lake County's #1 fakenews source) is the brainchild of right-wing shock-jock Dan Proft. Proft gets money from Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein. (Uihlein founded and is CEO of the ULINE shipping supply company):
Proft heads the People Who Play By the Rules political action committee, an independent expenditure fund that is primarily funded by millions of dollars from wealthy conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein
Gov. J.B. Pritzker says racism behind political mailings disguised as newspapers that attack new criminal justice laws
In related news, a variety of finger cots are available from the ULINE catalog:
One size fits all.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Choke the Pullet Surprise

An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:
It is a well known fact that the content you see on the Lake County Gazette is provided by Russian Troll Farms. It would seem, however, that the aforementioned Troll Farms are not even trying anymore.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

The Mosquito-Insecticide Complex

Smoke'em if you got'em, soldier.
In his farewell speech, President Eisenhower famously warned against a toxic relationship holding a vice-grip on industry and government:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the mosquito-insecticide complex.
Eisenhower's farewell address
The toxic relationship, known as the Mosquito-Insecticide Complex, binds the interests of government offices with insecticide manufacturers and dispensers.

And 60 years later, the Mosquito-Insecticide Complex is as toxic as ever in Lake County.

The Southlake Mosquito Abatement District is a taxing body in Lake County with a Board of Trustees and no employees. All tax dollars collected are given to Clarke Mosquito, a private extermination company.

Attempts to dissolve the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District so far have failed:
“We do not want our mosquito abatement district to be disbanded like the Lake Bluff one was,” Southlake Mosquito Abatement District Board President Barbara Struthers said.
Southlake Mosquito Abatement District Board members take issue with proposed appointee
Make no mistake, the Mosquito-Insecticide Complex is a force to be reckoned with in Lake County..

Note to Ops: You know the drill. If you hear the little buzzers swarming up and down your streets, hurry inside and shut the windows. The mosquito insecticide trucks are spraying your neighborhood.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Dump and Jump

One advantage to building a ski hill on top of a garbage dump is you don't have far to go when you need to throw away smashed skis and used medical supplies.

The Village of Round Lake wants to build a ski jump on top of a dump landfill clean fill dirt:
Residents and others concerned with a request to annex 94 acres for a fill site that would create a year-round ski hill in Round Lake have stepped up efforts to make their case and voice concerns. Yard signs have been posted and a website, 120mudhill.org, created to accompany a Facebook page involving the proposal targeted for land north and west of Townline and Fairfield roads.
Proposed Round Lake ski hill's opponents call it a 'dump,' but mayor says 'it's not a landfill'
This raises some obvious questions:

Why would a Village contract with a company currently embroiled in a breach-of-contract suit with a neighboring Village?
Appellate court reverses $5.3 million judgment against Hawthorn Woods
And why would a Village want to award that company with a project that could easily do significant harm to the environment?
Opponents are questioning the track record of the would-be fill site operator and what they say are a lack of specifics for the proposal to create a 200-foot ski hill using a synthetic snow substitute.
Proposed Round Lake ski hill's opponents call it a 'dump,' but mayor says 'it's not a landfill'
Did a former Round Lake mayor sell the land to that company back in 2019, for $200,000?
Note to Ops: It's good to be Mayor.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

A Million Here a Million There, Soon You're Talking Real Money

There is no truth to the rumor that Richard Uihlein gave $2,100,000 to Daniel McConchie so that McConchie could buy up all of the wire hangers from the ULINE catalog so to prevent women who live in red states where abortion has been outlawed from obtaining illegal abortions.

No, but it is true that Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein did give State Senator and former anti-abortion lobbyist Daniel McConchie the $2,100,000:
Why?

As readers of this blog are aware ...
Wire the Money
your LakeCountyEye had been making fun of Uihlein for giving still another $277,137 to former anti-abortion lobbyist Dan McConchie. And suggesting that former anti-abortion lobbyist Daniel McConchie could use the money to buy office supplies from the ULINE catalog. For instance, wire hangers.

Long story short, rumor has it that former anti-abortion lobbyist Dan McConchie went to Richard Uihlein and said look at the mean things your LakeCountyEye is saying about me. And Uihlein said, OK here's another $2.1 million.

If the rumor it true your LakeCountyEye expects a spotter's fee. The customary rate is 15 percent.

Note to Ops: Gentlemen tip a minimum 20 percent.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Quotations from IL Senate Leader McConchie

Is former anti-abortion lobbyist Daniel McConchie your State Senator? Did you know that former anti-abortion lobbyist Daniel McConchie is a former anti-abortion lobbyist?

Your LakeCountyEye does, and dug up some citations from back when McConchie was a paid anti-abortion lobbyist for Americans United for Life (AUL)!

It's been 40 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, but Daniel McConchie isn’t giving up hope of overturning that decision.
Sioux City Journal on AUL’s McConchie at Iowa Pro-Life Rally

Dan McConchie, vice president of public affairs for Washington-based Americans United for Life, was the keynote speaker. He cautioned there is "no one silver bullet" that will suddenly prohibit legalized abortion. But he urged abortion foes to bring pressure upon legislators to force votes on initiatives aimed at chipping away at legal abortion, suggesting it offers the best path towards success.
McConchie in the Des Moines Register at the Iowa Rally for Life

Missouri officials tweet about AUL and Dr. Charmaine Yoest

AUL's Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel McConchie recently published an op-ed in The Daily Caller on how the Democratic Party's abortion mantra is out of step with a majority of Americans
AUL’s Daniel McConchie on Abortion and the Democratic Party

Dan McConchie wrote a piece for The Washington Times:
For pro-life Americans, the victories are numerous, and despite the November election, the outlook is bright. In 2010, we saw more than 20 state legislative chambers flip control and become more receptive to pro-life legislation. Additionally, 19 pro-life governors were elected, 11 of whom won seats previously held by abortion supporters. All four pro-life female gubernatorial candidates won their races and outnumber pro-abortion female governors 2-1. Those electoral successes led to huge gains in new pro-life laws. In 2011, more than 500 new pro-life bills were introduced across the country, and more than 90 of them became law — a 50 percent increase over previous years.

Washington Times on Pro-Life Victories in 2012

Note to Ops: Those were the days.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The McConchie Memory Hole

Did you know that Dan McConchie was an anti-abortion lobbyist?

Nobody knows. And that's no accident.

Dan McConchie has a campaign website.  The website has an about page:
But that about page says nothing about McConchie having been a paid anti-abortion lobbyist.

McConchie's IL Senate website has a biography page, one that does say:
He spent 20 years working in public affairs for national advocacy groups
What it does not say is that the advocacy group is Americans United for Life an anti-abortion law firm and lobby based in Washington, D.C.  And that McConchie was a Vice-President there.

McConchie even has a Wikipedia page:
The Wiki page lists McConchie's positions on:
  • Pension reform
  • Budget and taxes
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Redistricting and term limits
What is Dan McConchie's position on abortion? Nobody knows.

Does anyone know who said ... ?
He who controls the past controls the future.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Up-Front Money

Question of the day:
Why did Mark Curran lend his campaign one dollar?

Answer:
To keep his pants from falling down. To lift the contribution limits on his campaign.

As readers of this blog are aware,
Another Day Another Dollar
Mark Curran loaned his Supreme Court candidacy one dollar (along with an additional $100,000). This broke the Illinois self-funding limit, and when that happens all contribution caps are automatically lifted for the contest.

In effect, anyone can now give Curran any amount they like. Furthermore, Curran doesn't have to spend a dime of the money he loaned to his campaign. No, he can spend only that money he takes in from outside donors.  And with the money left over, pay back his loan after the election.

To be sure, it takes brains to be an Illinois Supreme Court Justice. But as of this posting, Lake County favorite son Mark Curran has not yet received a heck of a lot of money from anyone at all. It is not known where those substantial mega-donations are supposed to come from.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Another Day Another Dollar

An actual unretouched screen cap of an actual contribution to Mark Curran:

By all appearances, Lake County favorite son Mark Curran loaned his campaign one dollar.

Why would the Curran campaign need to borrow a dollar? A down payment on some Trump swag? Probably not:
One GOP spokesman told your LakeCountyEye: "Curran may have won his primary without raising any money. But that trick is not going to work for him again in November."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Wire the Money

That smoke you smell is not your neighbor burning leaves. No, it is from Richard Uihlein, who has money to burn:
A suburban billionaire and his wife have contributed millions of dollars to conservative candidates and organizations across Illinois and the nation this election cycle, state and federal records show.
Which candidates are being backed by suburban megadonors Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein?
Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein has, in particular, lavished his largesse on Dan McConchie:
Uihlein has given to Illinois Republicans running for a variety of other offices this cycle, including:
• State Sen. Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods, whose campaign received $277,137

Which candidates are being backed by suburban megadonors Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein?
McConchie is a former anti-abortion lobbyist. This is from 2013:
Dan McConchie, vice president of public affairs for Washington-based Americans United for Life, was the keynote speaker. He cautioned there is "no one silver bullet" that will suddenly prohibit legalized abortion. But he urged abortion foes to bring pressure upon legislators to force votes on initiatives aimed at chipping away at legal abortion, suggesting it offers the best path towards success.
McConchie in the Des Moines Register at the Iowa Rally for Life
From the same year:
The Sioux City Journal reports on yesterday's rally in Iowa:
It's been 40 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, but Daniel McConchie isn't giving up hope of overturning that decision.

Sioux City Journal on AUL’s McConchie at Iowa Pro-Life Rally
For the record, Uihlein cofounded and is CEO of the ULINE shipping supply company. A variety of coat hangers are available from the ULINE catalog:

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Sunk Cost

Question of the Day:

What is the difference between the McHenry County Blog, the International Space Station, and this photo posted on the McHenry County Blog?
Answer: The photo may appear to be a sunken boat with waving BIDEN flags. But even someone looking down from the orbiting space station can see that the image was photo shopped.

Not so obvious is where the boat sank. Sharpeyed operatives may notice a boat sticker:
Note to Ops: Boat Responsibly!

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Whatever Floats Your Boat

An actual unretouched screencap from the tinfoil theocrats at the McHenry County Blog:
Judging from the picture, the McHenryCountyBlog boat has been under water for a few years, maybe since before Joe Biden was elected:
UPDATE!

Your LakeCountyEye has obtained exclusive photos of the sunken Trump boat:
Note to Ops: Image totally not photo shopped. Totally Not!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Brown v Board of Stagnation

An actual unretouched screencap from Lake County's 1# fakenews source, the Lake County Gazette:

To find out why everything is stagnating, your LakeCountyEye contacted the Russian Troll Farm that provides all the content for the Lake County Gazette. They said: "We dispatched a busload of critical race theory teachers to Deerfield, through Long Grove. We don't know what happened to them."
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Go critical.