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.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Revelator

An actual unretouched screencap from the Facebook page of an actual Lake County Congressional candidate:
What's THE REVELATOR? Nobody knows. And don't try asking Joe Severino. Nobody knows who he is.

Your LakeCountyEye did ask some experts at the Labor Dept. and got ten leads:
10 Occupations for The Revelator
  1. Revlon Products Door to Door Salesman

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger Stunt Double

  3. Former Congressman Joe Walsh Stunt Double

  4. Long Grove Bridge Traffic Cop

  5. Golden Escalator Repairman

  6. Croupier: Waukegan Casino

  7. Russian Troll Farm

  8. Boat Sticker Inspector (Third Lake)

  9. The Butter Cow

  10. Comic Book Guy
Look for your LakeCountyEye in the Book of Revelations near you.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

The Party of Fiscal Responsibility

Hasta La Vista Baby
Note to Ops, we have a winner. This week's Joe Walsh Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Lake County GOP Congressional Candidate Joe Severino:
Businessman Joe Severino contends he had to file to protect his interests and that he is the victim of a bad court ruling and bad lawyering. But with claimants against him including the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue, the action will not be helpful to him
Bankruptcy filing emerges in North Shore congressional race
A GOP spokesman said: "(Former Lake County Congressman) Joe Walsh left behind some big shoes to fill. Even one of those shoes would be hard to fill. We are confidant that our Congressional candidate will step in it."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Bad Things Come in Third Lake

For adults only.
Did you know that Clarke Mosquito is in the business of also killing aquatic plants?

The residents of Third Lake ought to know, if they don't:
On Friday June 24th Clarke will be treating both Third Lake and Druce Lake for invasive weeds. They will be applying the application within the outlined treatment zones which can be found here.
Yellow Flag – Lakes being treated for invasive weeds
Do you want Clarke dispensing herbicides in your lake? Not if you believe the report from an expert at the last Third Lake Village meeting:
"Let me start with what we are doing to our lake is not making any logical sense, and appears to actually be detrimental to the health of the lake and it's inhabitants. The proposed treatments are being done far to late in the season, using a general photosynthesis inhibiting herbicide that kills anything it comes in contact with."
"This is going to kill most of the vegetation in the lake. That alone should be enough to give us reason to pause this treatment, however there are a few other questions based on information from Clarke that just does not make any sense."
"By doing what is proposed we will kill the majority of the aquatic vegetation in the lake, which will cause oxygen depletion and that will kill fish."
"They did something similar in Silver Lake MN when they did exactly what is being proposed here in treating both the curley leaf and milfoil at the same time. It suffered a major decline in water quality and native plant diversity. It took years to recover."
"Basically, we stand at a point where we are going to do more harm than good by moving forward with the proposed treatments based on the results from similar efforts elsewhere. This combined with the illogical answers and information provided by our selected vendor leads me to believe that it is unwise both financially and as a steward of the lake to allow this treatment at this time."
"I ask you to not make the mistake of allowing the inappropriate treatment that is going to kill our lake at this time."

Village of Third Lake / Jun 20 2022 Minutes
After Clarke does a job of dispensing herbicides into Third Lake, what's next? Clarke will be dispensing insecticides in the Village of Third Lake:
Clarke will be performing the second Village wide adult mosquito control application this evening, July 21, 2022
Mosquito Spraying Tonight 7/21/22
Note to Ops: If you are visiting Third Lake, don't drink the water. Or breathe the air.

Friday, July 29, 2022

McMinions

Note to Ops: Activate your motion detectors. The guy accused of vandalizing the Lake in the Hills restaurant is out of jail:
Man accused of Lake in the Hills hate crime released on bond
Who posted his bail? Probably not the lockem-up-and-throw-away-the-key McHenryCountyBlog:
All the same, overlook the McHenryCountyBlog minions at your own peril:
McHenryCountyBlog
Minion

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Turn Up the Heat

Were they served up a sack of soggy nuggets at the McHenryCountyBlog? What explains their vendetta against a neighborhood restaurant?

This restaurant had planned to host a drag show and brunch.

The McHenryCountyBlog posted a picture of the invitation:

And the McHenryCountyBlog posted the ticket prices, highlighting the kids prices:

And the McHenryCountyBlog posted a picture of the alleged Highland Park shooter dressed in drag:

The McHenryCountyBlog posted more than a dozen updates to the story, frequently repeating the images.

In the interim, the restaurant received ugly calls, threatening messages and excrement were put at the door, windows were broken and the shop was vandalized. The event has been cancelled:
Police arrest suspect in hate crime involving UpRising Bakery & Cafe
Note to the McHenryCountyBlog: stay classy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A Blast from the Past

The Chicago Tribune Creepy Cartoonist® thinks it is high time Congress started passing some gun laws:

Which Congress does he have in mind? The Congress from the Woodrow Wilson administration, obviously:

Note to Ops: This is what Congress looks like in 2022, i.e. nowadays:

Next Week ...
The Creepy Tribune Cartoonist recalls back when William Randolph Hearst said to him: "You furnish the pictures. I'll furnish the war."

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Oldest Established Permanent Floating GOP Gun Raffle

Note to Ops: The winning ticket holder to the Lake County GOP Gun Raffle has been asked to claim his AR-15 ...

Lake Villa Township Republican Club Gun Raffle
HaHa, J/K. As readers of this blog are aware, the Lake County GOP gun raffle got cancelled out of an abundance of wokeness:
The Lake Villa GOP was supposed to raffle off five guns, including an AR-15 rifle. But mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde led to the event’s postponement.
HaHa, J/K again. The GOP never cancels their gun raffle. It just gets moved to a new location:
Note to Ops: Gun rafflers gonna gun raffle.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Griff that Keeps on Griffing

Stolen Election
Hedge-fund plutocrat Ken Griffin may be gone but he is not forgotten.

Readers of this blog will recall that after failing to defeat Lake County favorite-son Mark Curran in the primary election,
All the Justice Money Can Buy
Ken Griffin moved his Illinois investment firm, Citadel, to Florida:
Parting Griff
Griffin had better luck at the polls two years ago. Did you vote to defeat the Illinois Fair Tax in 2020? Your LakeCountyEye sure did. Why? Because Ken Griffin said so:
For billionaire Ken Griffin, it was well worth spending $54 million to ensure he and other rich Illinoisans wouldn't have to pay more tax. By the time Illinois voters streamed into voting booths on Election Day in 2020, Griffin, then Illinois' wealthiest resident, had made sure they'd heard plenty about why they should not vote to raise taxes on him and the state's other rich people. His tens of millions paid for an unrelenting stream of ads and flyers against an initiative on that year's ballot, which would have allowed Illinois lawmakers to join 32 other states in setting higher tax rates for the wealthy than for everyone else.
Ken Griffin Spent $54 Million Fighting a Tax Increase for the Rich. Secret IRS Data Shows It Paid Off for Him.
That $54 million turned out to be a good investment. Griffin would have been taxed an estimated $51 million every year, had the ballot measure passed:
the new state tax increase, which aimed to raise the rate from 5% to 8% on the highest incomes, would have cost Griffin around $51 million every year in extra tax.
Ken Griffin Spent $54 Million Fighting a Tax Increase for the Rich. Secret IRS Data Shows It Paid Off for Him.
Counting just the past two years, Griffin saved himself $102 million. At a cost of $54 million, that adds up to $48 million in Ken Griffin's pocket and nothing in the Illinois treasury.

Note to Ops: That's why Griffin is a billionaire hedge fund manager and you're not.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Q the Eye/07.03.22

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

Doing less with more is harder than it sounds. Particularly when your job is to count votes.  How do I suppress the vote in my County?

Not the Lake County Clerk
Dear Willard,

Don't do it like they do it in McHenry County.  Yes, the goal is to suppress your voter turnout. But no, not your MAGA voters:

You need to allow all your octogenarian theocrats to vote as much as they can!

No, do it like they do it in Lake County. Hold your election in June when nobody expects one:
Lake County currently has the lowest voter turnout in the suburbs at 17.9%.
Why so few Illinois voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary
And then bus all of your people to the polls:
The Lake County Republican Party held a straw poll last week. And of course there was voter fraud. The fraudsters "bussed in a bunch of Indian voters"
Too Many Chuffs and Not Enough Indians
Pull off that trick in November and you're sure to be endorsed by Donald J Trump!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

All the Justice Money Can Buy

How is it done, son? Mark Curran knows how, son:
Curran started the quarter with $10,150.09 in the bank and didn't report raising any other money since then.
Ken Griffin's no-good, lousy day
Despite spending virtually no money, Lake County favorite son Mark Curran beat opponents who spent more than $200,000 for a chance to be an Illinois Supreme Court Justice.

Curran, however, would be advised not to get fitted for his black robe and powdered wig just yet. He still needs to win the General Election in November. Where that trick of his of raising no money is not going to work.

No, Curran needs to up his game. And see what other Republicans do to win, despite being outspent by significantly better funded opponents. Like Mary Miller and Darren Bailey. Quite frankly, Curran will need to get the endorsement of backseat driver and current President of the United States, Donald J Trump.

Note to Ops: Make that powdered wig an extra large, please.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Roe No More

a long time ago in a galaxy far far away
Lake County has paid sad witness, as an authoritarian regime wages ruthless war on its genteel, peace-loving neighbors. Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine? No, your LakeCountyEye refers to the Lake County GOP's war on women.

Lake County Senator Dan McConchie said this:
Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie argued Democrats "want to push Illinois to the utter extreme on abortion policy. Right now, Illinoisans can already get an abortion in all nine months of pregnancy for any reason and use taxpayer dollars to pay for it."
'We've planned for this terrible day': Pritzker calls for special session on abortion rights
For the record ...
Access to abortion remains legal in Illinois, which restricts the procedure only after the point of viability — the time at which a fetus can survive outside the womb.
What Illinois law allows — and prohibits — with regard to abortion
Viability is usually at 24 to 26 weeks, much earlier than McConchie's pronounced 9 months.

Coincidentally, 24 to 26 weeks from now is when entrenched incumbent Dan McConchie would be sent back to the private sector if he were voted out of office.

Note to Ops: The Illinois Primary is June 28, next Tuesday.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Parting Griff

inside baseball
Literally no one:

Hedge-fund plutocrat Ken Griffin does not want Lake County favorite-son Mark Curran to be an Illinois Supreme Court Justice ...
Citizens for Judicial Fairness, the group funded by Griffin, has spent nearly $50,000 on campaign mail opposing Curran's primary bid. The recently appointed chair of Citizens for Judicial Fairness, D.J. Eckert, did not respond to requests for comment. Curran said he was not sure why Citizens for Judicial Fairness was opposing his run
Ken Griffin's money expected to again play role in Illinois Supreme Court elections, starting with primary for suburban district seat
To make matters worse, Curran will have to abandon any daydreams of sitting on the IL Supreme Court and ruling on securities and exchange fraud cases against certain hedge fund managers:
Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is moving his company's headquarters from Chicago to Miami.
After apparent spectacular political failure, Ken Griffin takes ball, goes home to Florida
Note to Florida Ops: The Illinois Primary is June 28, next Tuesday. It is a crime to cast a ballot in two different states.

Just sayin!

Monday, June 20, 2022

Q the Eye/06.20.22

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

I may be gone but all of these Townships are not.

How do the Lake County voters go about eliminating their Townships?

Boo to Townships
Dear David McSweeney's Ghost,

The voters in McHenry County have the power to eliminate their Townships. But a referendum never got to the voters there, because of some low-quality County Clerk who illegally removed it from the ballot:
The McHenry County clerk did not have the authority to throw out a McHenry Township ballot question, even if it was almost identical to a question rejected months earlier, the Illinois Supreme Court said in a decision Wednesday. The legal battle centered on whether a referendum question put forth by McHenry Township trustees asking voters if they wanted to dissolve the township should have remained on the November 2020 ballot.
McHenry County clerk erred in township ballot issue, Illinois Supreme Court rules
So if you are saddled with a low-quality County Clerk then don't try this option.  Full disclosure: This means you, Lake County!

No, just do what they did in Shields Township. Elect candidates to your Township government who will all resign:
Shields Township Supervisor Heather Kerr said she tendered her resignation from office claiming she could not work out her differences
Shields Township supervisor explains reasons for resignation; ‘I had hoped we could come to good, safe resolutions for everyone’
Besides Kerr, several deputy assessors said they would also be resigning Monday in the latest development in a very rocky period for the obscure government agency.
Shields Township supervisor explains reasons for resignation; ‘I had hoped we could come to good, safe resolutions for everyone’
Assessor Scott Helton also said in April he would be leaving and he did follow through and his resignation became effective in May. Earlier in June, township attorney Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer informed Kerr that she would be resigning effective June 17.
Shields Township supervisor explains reasons for resignation; ‘I had hoped we could come to good, safe resolutions for everyone’
For those scoring at home, that's one Lake County Township down, seventeen to go.

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