Sunday, May 31, 2020

Rod Rolled

Rod Blagojevich wants your business. For $75, Blagojevich will create just for you a personalized video:

Cameo -- Rod Blagojevich
Blagojevich (honorary chair of Trump Victory Illinois), sent a personalized video to Lake County State Rep David McSweeney. And McSweeney sued:
An Illinois Republican who plans to retire from the legislature and run for statewide office threatened a lawsuit to take down a personalized video message recorded by former Governor Rod Blagojevich. When state Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) found out that a video of Blagojevich wishing him a happy retirement was making the rounds in statehouse circles in March, he sicced his lawyers after the online celebrity shoutout company Cameo to take it down.
McSweeney mulls lawsuit over 'defamatory' Blagojevich video
Note to Ops: If you want to get on David McSweeney's good side, send him a Rick Astley video greeting instead:

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
You never gonna regret it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

But Who's Counting

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




Lake County Gazette
Q: What is black and white and red all over?

A: The Lake County Gazette -- if one out of three is all you need.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fever Snitch

Note to Ops: Hide your stash. Lake County has a narc in the State Legislature.

Unless you are behind the safety of closed doors, you better watch your back. That's because State Rep David McSweeney has been writing down what he sees. One letter penned by McSweeney landed on the desk of the Trump Justice Dept. The NorthWest Herald printed a copy:
McSweeney sends letter to attorney general to investigate Pritzker's 'unconstitutional' stay-at-home order
If true, McSweeney's allegations will bring in the FBI. To arrest the Governor.

Why did David McSweeney drop a dime on the chief executive of the State of Illinois?
Because local businesses cannot operate.

Face it. It's what you crave.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Off the Reservation

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that there will be a Presidential Election this year. Who knew? Not your LakeCountyEye.

Joe Walsh says he will not be voting for Donald Trump. In fact, the Ex-Lake County GOP Congressman says he will be voting for Joe Biden:
Justin Amash can't win -- he can only help Trump get reelected
So, be sure to bring cutlery, when you go to the next Annual Joe Walsh Freedom BBQ. You'll need some to cut through all of the awkward silences:
Note to Ops: And don't forget to wear your masks!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bumping Ugly

Your LakeCountyEye went to a fight the other night, and a Lakewood Village meeting broke out.

HaHa.

The Village of Lakewood (an honorary Lake County community) picked up some earned media this week:
An alleged fight took place May 4 between Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan and Trustee Bryan Younge, according to a report from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, Stephan "chest-bumped" Younge, something the village president denied doing in an interview with the Northwest Herald.
Fight allegedly broke out between Lakewood village president, trustee
Health officials were quick to send out a reminder that everyone should always observe a minimum 6-foot distance before engaging in social chest bumping.

For the record, the Village of Lakewood is in McHenry County.

Nuff Said!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

You Can't Fight in City Hall

unlike gun shops
There is no truth to the rumor that the Barrington Hills village hall has been listed on airbnb for weekend shootout parties.

HaHa, Barrington Hills, which prides itself on being the only local Chicagoland community where a resident can apply to build a shooting range or a sporting clays course on their own property, will be opening their village hall to the public:
Barrington Hills' elected officials want village hall and the adjacent police headquarters to reopen to the public in less than two weeks, with visitors abiding by state regulations such as social distancing.
Barrington Hills looking to reopen village hall by May 19
Visitors will be asked to observe a minimum 6 foot distance before discharging their weapons.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hidden Agenda

Note to Ops: If you can't repeal ObamaCare, then go to Plan B -- repeal all social guidelines and let the Coronavirus spread instead.

HaHa, hands-off State Senator Dan McConchie took some jeers when he advocated opening the state back up at the expense of new COVID-19 infections:
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
Quicker than you can sneeze, McConchie is back and now is saying the Governor's emergency powers need to be clipped:

Limit Governors’ Emergency Powers
If you can't read the proposal above, that's because it was published by the Wall Street Journal.  Where it sits behind a pay-wall.  And no one can read it.

McConchie has apparently learned a valuable lesson.  If it's not on the Internet it doesn't exist.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Dead Reckoning

Charity begins at home.
Is it a coincidence that those who do not believe in Evolution and natural selection are likely to be those out protesting against stay-at-home directives?  And ignoring guidelines on social distancing and personal protection?

Your LakeCountyEye does not think so:
"Give me liberty or give me COVID-19," "F--- your face masks," and "Ban vaccines" were some of the slogans written on the hundreds of homemade signs and flags that dotted the rally.
Reopen Illinois rally draws hundreds to Loop, Springfield
Luckily, tone-deaf Lake County State Senator Dan McConchie has a plan that will fix things:
Illinois should start to ease back on some of the more aggressive social distancing measures as soon as the Illinois Hospital Association projects that ICU bed capacity is sufficient to respond to the projected levels of COVID-19 admissions.
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
McConchie's proposal basically balances the number of ICU beds available for grandma against the number of vape shops and gun ranges that can stay open.

A win-win for everyone.

Sort of.

Monday, April 27, 2020

McHenry County Befogged

An actual unretouched screencap from McHenry County's #1 fakenews source, the McHenry County Blog:

Message of the Day – Social Distancing
Did the tiredout taxfighters at the McHenry County Blog catch, red-handed, members of the Illinois Congressional delegation flouting social distancing norms?

Judging from those winter coats and knowing Washington DC's subtropical climate, your LakeCountyEye guesses the photo was from around Jan. 4, 2019:

Rep. Cheri Bustos, second from left, joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, and fellow Illinois Democratic Reps. Robin Kelly, from left, Jan Schakowsky and Lauren Underwood at the Capitol on Jan. 4, 2019. Bustos has fared exceedingly well in Trump country.
(Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Democrats, take note: Rep. Cheri Bustos shows how it's done
Note to Ops: When you outsource your blog content to Russian news bots, you get what you pay for.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Q the Eye/04.25.20

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

Your pathetic blog is a total disgrace! You lie when you say President Donald J Trump issued these guidelines for beating the coronavirus:
Orange is the New Black Death
Is spray-on tan as effective as a face mask? A ridiculous lie and the dumb idea is not funny at all. What if one of the stupid morons read that and believed it? You would have blood on your hands!

I demand an absolute retraction! And to print all of President Donald J Trump's real guidelines for beating the coronavirus in November:
  • Bathe in Ultraviolet Light
  • Internally Bathe in Ultraviolet Light
  • Vigorously Wash with Disinfectant
  • Inject Disinfectant
It is because of fakenews losers like you that America is not great again!

John Barron
Dear @realDonaldTrump,

Sorry, this blog does not accept unsolicited submissions.

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just under investigation by the Special Counsel, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ... LakeCountyEye@gMail.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Hills Have Eyes

You gotta fight for your right to party.
Sick and tired of the man telling you how to live your life? Then head over to the land of the free, aka Barrington Hills:
A community low in legislation and high in property rights, Barrington Hills residents can indulge their passions and interests at home.
Barrington Hills is a Community Where Landowners Determine How They Enjoy Their Land
Barrington Hills is also the only local Chicagoland community where a resident can apply to build a shooting range or a sporting clays course on their own property.
Large Properties Create Endless Possibilities
You may want to think twice, however, about discharging your guns on that Barrington Hills property:
Barrington Hills officials may seek reimbursement from a property owner, an online home rental service and others for police costs related to a fatal shooting last month during a house party they say violated village code.
Barrington Hills wants to recover costs from murder investigation
Do Barrington Hills residents indulge in their passions?  Or is the Village of Barrington Hills the boss of you?  Your LakeCountyEye asked Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin.

Haha, j/k.

So, OK, how is the Village of Barrington Hills able to brand itself as a high-in-property-rights libertarian's paradise, all the while threatening to sue residents who violate their low-in-legislation village ordinances?

One knowledgeable observer explained it this way:  "Psych!"

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Gift Horse

There is no truth to the rumor that a Russian bio-warfare lab developed COVID-19 to help the Trump Administration suppress the vote in the United States.  No, the GOP has been successful suppressing the vote the old fashioned way, by locking up voters.

In 2018, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim filed voter fraud charges against five Lake County voters:
"Through these investigations and prosecutions, we are hoping to send a message to the community that interfering with our election process, which is the core of our democracy, will not be tolerated," Nerheim said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
And as readers of this blog are aware ...
Home Court Advantage
Individuals who are registered to vote at a house owned by the Old Mill Creek Village President, voted there in 2019. Even though records indicate they reside in Lake Villa.

Are these voters being prosecuted by Michael Nerheim? Your LakeCountyEye checked the records:

Contributions Search - Contributed by Smith, Tempel - Received by Citizens for Mike Nerheim
Note to Ops: Message received loud and clear!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Home Court Advantage

Rosebud.
A plague is ravaging Lake County, disrupting lives, and the voters want a remedy. Now.

Of course, by plague your LakeCountyEye means a plague of voter fraud:
Five Lake County residents face charges related to voter fraud stemming from the November 2016 election, authorities said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
Charges have been filed against voters in Beach Park, Mundelein, Riverwoods and Waukegan.  Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim told the Daily Herald:
"Through these investigations and prosecutions, we are hoping to send a message to the community that interfering with our election process, which is the core of our democracy, will not be tolerated," Nerheim said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
But as readers of this blog are aware ...
Odd Bedfellows
there are other individuals, who are registered to vote at a house owned by the Old Mill Creek Village President even though records indicate they reside in Lake Villa. Why aren't they being investigated, let alone prosecuted, for casting 2019 ballots in Old Mill Creek?

One knowledgeable observer told your LakeCountyEye: "Oh come on, nobody commits voter fraud in Old Mill Creek."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Odd Bedfellows

Your LakeCountyEye
Who votes in an odd year election? Not your LakeCountyEye.

If you live in Old Mill Creek, however, you may have voted. Fewer than 175 people are registered to vote in the Village of Old Mill Creek. And around 40 of those voted in the 2019 election -- where Old mill Creek village clerk and trustees were on the ballot.

With an electorate that narrow, one vote would be worth 100s if not 1000s!

The three voters registered to vote at this address ...
38500 N Regis Hall Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL
all voted in 2019 -- and may have turned that election.

And as readers of this blog are aware ...
There's No Shelter in Place Like Home
one of those voters was the Old Mill Creek Village President. And (according to assessor's records) another one of those voters claims a principal residence homestead exemption on a home in Lake Villa.

Note to Ops:  That's how it is done, son.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

There's No Shelter in Place Like Home

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that Social Distancing is not a license to register to vote at one address but live at a different address.

The voters who live at this Lake Villa address, however, may have not gotten the memo:
If these voters seem familiar, they are the same lucky souls who registered to vote at this address in Old Mill Creek:
38500 N Regis Hall Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL
Which, as readers of this blog are aware ...
Shelter in a Place to Call Home
is owned by the Village President of Old Mill Creek.

Note to Ops: When you claim a Senior Homestead Exemption on a property, you sort of just attested that is your home address.

Just Sayin!