Sunday, January 24, 2021

Uline U Pockets

If it seems like Lake County has been going to hell, that may be because money is the root of all evil. Lake County moneybags & maga-donor Dick Uihlein has been spending quality-time with his checkbook:
Dick Uihlein, the chief executive of the Uline shipping company and a contributor to the Koch donor network, spent at least $2m getting Josh Hawley elected to the US Senate and has contributed more than $4m to the Tea Party Patriots, another one of the 11 groups listed as participating in the Stop the Steal coalition. In 2019, more than $20m was funneled through DonorsTrust, a donor-advised fund that disguises the source of major giving to nonprofits, to a dozen organizations that would ultimately contest the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, including $103,000 to Tea Party Patriots.
The Capitol riot wasn't a fringe 'uprising'. It was enabled by very deep pockets
Uihlein money may have financed the DC Capitol mob, but this fact has not deterred one clean-shaven Lake County politician. State Senator Dan McConchie pocketed $13,300 from Dick Uihlein:
Note to Ops: Beware the company you keep -- unless of course that Company is ULINE.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Make a Federal Casey Out of It

I beg your pardon.
Overheard while cutting to the front of the mimosa line at the Lake County GOP Mayors unity brunch:
"Pardon Me"
HaHa, Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher picked up his Get Out of Jail Free Card this week:
The last-minute pardon of Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher by outgoing President Donald Trump has brought raised eyebrows, but no explanations. Urlacher, the 41-year-old younger brother of former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, was among 73 individuals pardoned by Trump during his final hours in office late Tuesday. He was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2020 on allegations he took part in an illegal sports gambling business.
Last-minute pardon of Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher raises eyebrows
Note to Sportsbook Players: The betting on Trump Pardons is closed. Winners are legally obligated to report their income to the IRS.

It's the law!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Have Gun Can't Travel

Buy Local Or Bye Local
The McHenry County gun owner who shot himself in the foot last week failed to be from McHenry County:
A pair of Lake County sheriff's deputies are being credited with saving the life of a Mundelein-area man who accidentally shot himself in the leg Saturday.
Lake County deputies hailed for saving life of man who accidentally shot himself
One gun guy from McHenry County said: "We consider Mundelein to be an honorary McHenry County municipality."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Revolution Will Be Capitalized

To be sure, there is an old saying in Lake County ...
Follow the Money
but the trail always leads to Lake County moneybags & maga-donor Richard Uihlein:
A billionaire businessman from the Chicago area has been the primary source of political funding for an ultra-conservative group that participated in the "March to Save America" rally that preceded last week's deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, documents show. Dick Uihlein — the Republican mega-donor who lives in north suburban Lake Forest and is CEO of the Uline business supplies company — has contributed nearly $4.3 million in the past five years to the political action committee of the Tea Party Patriots, including $800,000 in October, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Chicago-Area Billionaire Gave Millions To ‘Patriots’ Group That Backed Pro-Trump Rally
Note to Ops: You can get your gas masks and zip-ties at ...

Respirator Masks, Spray Masks, Chemical Masks - ULINE - Uline

Zip Ties, Cable Ties, Tie Wraps, Reusable Zip Ties in Stock - Uline

Just Sayin!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Sock It To Me

Your LakeCountyEye obtained this candid photo of the tireless theocrats at the McHenryCountyBlog with their new sock-puppet:
The sock-puppet, Johnny, has been tweeting up a storm. Johnny recently told the chairwoman of the ILDCCA to "put a sock in it":
In related news, no one in McHenry County shot themselves in the foot today.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Behind Barr

Note to Ops: The video does not show Dick Barr at the Trump rally last week in Washington DC. No, the video was filmed in Schaumburg:

Stop the Steal -- Jan 3 -- Schaumburg
Confirmed Lake County Commissioner Dick Barr posted a video of himself at a January 3 Stop the Steal rally in Schaumburg. Barr is seen marching with Proud Boys and other Pro-Trump activists.

Dick Barr is the District 3 County Board Member. Lake County Board meetings are held in the County Building in Waukegan. Provided that an angry mob hasn't already ransacked the place.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Great White Buffalo

Honorary Lake County favorite son Ted Nugent was spotted at the US Capitol riot last Wednesday:

The D.C. Shaman

The Motor City Madman
Don't laugh, you've been buffaloed into
another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision®!
Good gig.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Game Ober

old and older
Read the shocking truth why Jim Oberweis was not barricaded in his Congressional office on Wednesday while rioters stormed through the Capitol:
Oberweis is not a Congressman!
HaHa, born-loser cow-magnate Jim Oberweis wants Congress to overturn the 2020 election, just as bad as sore-loser chick-magnet Donald J Trump does.  And to pull it off, Oberweis filed legal documents just as bad as Donald J Trump does:
Oberweis seeks to overturn election
To pull it off, Oberweis secured the legal services of Lake County GOP Chairman, Mark Shaw:
Oberweis' attorney in the matter is Mark Shaw, chairman of the Lake County Republican organization.
Already sworn in, Underwood disregards Oberweis' attempt to toss election results
Rudy Giuliani apparently was not available.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Maybe When Hell Freezes Ober

Following a 60 minute phone call from Ex-US President Donald J Trump, Fantasy-Play Congressman Jim Oberweis is determined to bury the 2020 election results in one of his farm slurry pits:
Defeated Republican congressional candidate Jim Oberweis has informed the U.S. House of Representatives he will contest the outcome of his race
Beaten Congressional Candidate Jim Oberweis Seeks To Overturn Election Defeat By Incumbent Lauren Underwood
It is unlikely that a Democratic controlled US House will overturn the results in IL District 14. Particularly now that no one is listening to Oberweis anymore, back in Illinois.

However, one official-sounding spokesman said: "Jim Oberweis will take his case to the Galactic Senate, and all the way to Emperor Palpatine if he has to."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

The Left Hand Doesn't Know What the Right Hand is Doing

Hop to it!
The last McHenry County gun owner to shoot himself in the foot in 2020 failed to shoot himself in the foot.

Police officers found ...
that a 30-year-old man had accidentally shot himself in the hand while he was cleaning his gun at his home
Lake in the Hills man accidentally shoots self
One McHenry County Gun Guy said: "We've been trying to reduce self-inflicted gunshot wounds below the waist by asking our owners to pull the trigger with their toes."

Nothng more to see here. Get the lead out and move along.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Summers Games

Is it 2021 yet? You bet it is and that means you're overdue for another LakeCountyEye Master Class™:
How to Lie Like They Do in the Chicago Tribune Creepy Political Cartoons™
This installment features the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist's Crazy Uncle™, who will illustrate the art of spreading COVID-19 disinformation:


People who stay inside are less likely to contract COVID. But those who die from COVID are more likely to have had underlying conditions. And people with underlying conditions are more likely to stay inside -- either out of necessity or choice.

So cite the death percentage instead of the infection percentage:


Most COVID contacts never get traced because the virus is often asymptomatic plus there is no money for contact-tracing.  Of the small percentage of contacts that do get traced, a smaller percent of these will be from restaurants.

So just cite whatever lowball number you can come up with:


Does anyone think lockdowns will stop the virus?  Of course not.  Lockdowns are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

So attack lockdowns because they do not stop COVID-19:


Just flat-out lie if you have to:
CDC quietly removes guidance pushing for school reopenings


Do you believe in science? Who doesn't? A magnifying glass will make you look like a scientist:

Note to Ops: 100% of Nobel Prize winners surveyed say they would sign up for a LakeCountyEye Master Class!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Ober and Ober Again

Did Jim Oberweis wish for Christmas that the partial vote recount would be sending him to Congress?  If so he should find himself a nice pair of loose shoes. That's because he got a lump of coal in his stocking instead.

HaHa, apocryphal Congressman Jim Oberweis will not be bivouacking in Washington DC any time in the foreseeable future:
Recounts in Underwood-Oberweis, DuPage auditor and 2 other races don’t change election results
Note to Ops: If you want Santa to be nice, you might try leaving him some cookies & ice-cream. Just Sayin!

Monday, December 28, 2020

How the Grinch Stole Xmas

Note to Ops: Does lockdown have your New Year's options limited to a night of swapping pics on Snapchat? How about enrolling in a LakeCountyEye Master Class™ instead?

The end-of-year 2020 Master Class is:
How to Make a Chicago Tribune Creepy Political Cartoon
Just Like the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™
Why the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™ you ask? Um, because it's 2020?

Step #1
Start with a suitable stock image from Getty or some other media website:
Step #2
Flip the image along the vertical:
Step #3
Stretch the image to comical proportions:
Step #4
And voila, you've made your very own Creepy Tribune Cartoon™:
Don't miss your next LakeCountyEye Master Class™:
Make Fun of the McHenry County Blog in 60 Seconds or Less

Saturday, December 26, 2020

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

The Scrooges at the Chicago Tribune sent the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist™ to work on Xmas:
In the drawing a short, squat dybbuk called JB is shown extorting three noble and lanky wise men, presumably on their way down from the Caucasus.

JB (who may be the ancient Judea tax collector) wants their frankincense and myrrh.  This shadowy shylock nodoubt already knows about their gold.

Note to Ops: What does JB stand for? Hoo Boy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Christmas in October

Getting to know you / Getting to know all about you / Getting to like you / Getting to hope you like me
'Tis the season of giving. And for a certain Lake County Republican Maga-Donor, the season started back in October:
Richard Uihlein donated $5,600 to Republican Dick Barr's election campaign committee, Citizens to Elect Dick Barr, on Oct. 6, according to records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). In addition to this contribution of $5,600 to Dick Barr, records show that Richard Uihlein has made 100 other contributions of $1,000 or more in the past five years.
Richard Uihlein donates $5,600 to Dick Barr's election campaign
Confirmed Lake County Board Commissioner, Dick Barr did not need to spend the $5600 donation on an election campaign this year. That's because he was not up for election in November. Barr's term does not expire until November of 2022.

Note to Ops: Live like every day is election day.