Monday, July 15, 2019

Loose Women

This week's pop quiz comes courtesy of the Lake County Gazette:
Q: Where do candidates rely most on women in Lake County?
Precinct voter rolls: Where do candidates rely most on women in Lake County?
Those who answered:
A:Wheeling Township Precinct 4
(Cook County)
... are wrong. But you can take an Honorable Mention for giving the same answer provided by the Lake County Gazette:

Precinct voter rolls: Where do candidates rely most on women in Lake County?
Why does the Lake County Gazette (Lake County's #1 fakenews source) want to know where all the reliable women are to be found? Your LakeCountyEye has no idea.
Q: Where do candidates rely most on women in Lake County?
Your LakeCountyEye does know, however, that the correct answer is MARS:
A: MARS
MARS, coincidentally, is where all of the Lake County Gazette news stories come from.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

North Shore Taco Fest

  • North Shore Taco Fest 
  • July 20-21 
  • Highwood Metra Station
  • 317 Green Bay Rd
  • Highwood
Highwood Days & North Shore Taco Fest

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hard to Swallow

Kitteh Endorsed
Be thankful that you weren't a fly on the wall in Lake County when that mosquito abatement truck crashed into a tree. Because if you were a fly on the wall where 75 gallons of insecticides spilled, you would be dead:
Lake County Sheriff's Office said 75 gallons of a pesticide spilled onto the ground in North Barrington Tuesday after a mosquito abatement company vehicle hauling the liquid crashed into a tree. The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation shows an Alsip man driving the company's 2007 Ford truck left the road and crashed after he fell asleep while driving.
Truck Crash Causes Pesticide Spill In North Barrington
Informed sources say that unnamed "mosquito abatement company" is: Clarke

Clarke is an extermination company.  Don't bother looking for Clarke's Wikipedia page, there isn't one.

If Clarke has e-mail, your LakeCountyEye couldn't find any. They do list phone numbers:
  • Phone
    630.326.4633
    888-593-1628
  • International Phone
    +1.888.593.1628
  • Fax
    630-443-3070
Their only web presence is a corporate website:
Doing the Right Thing, Even When It's Hard
Honesty and integrity drive our everyday actions and are reflected in our common belief to do what's best for our industry, and the people and communities we serve.

Aquatic & Mosquito Control Services & Products | Clarke
Some questions for Clarke, when you call:
  • Why was a guy from Alsip driving around a Lake County community?

  • Why was he driving a 12 year old Ford pickup around a Lake County community?

  • Why was he driving while asleep around a Lake County community?

  • Why did he drive into a Lake County tree?

  • Why did he drive into a Lake County tree and dump 75 gallons of insecticides?

Do the right thing even when it's hard?

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Whodumptit?

Lake County authorities say it is now OK to leave your homes. Just don't breathe the air.

Haha, according to the Patch:
Lake County Sheriff's Office said 75 gallons of a pesticide spilled onto the ground in North Barrington Tuesday after a mosquito abatement company vehicle hauling the liquid crashed into a tree. The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation shows an Alsip man driving the company's 2007 Ford truck left the road and crashed after he fell asleep while driving.
Truck Crash Causes Pesticide Spill In North Barrington
Make no mistake, 75 gallons of liquid insecticides is a turd in anybody's punchbowl.  And while your LakeCountyEye tried to contact the at-fault mosquito abatement company for some answers, it turns out that no one knows who it is.

Not the Sun-Times ...
The truck was carrying pesticides for a mosquito abatement company
Truck driver crashes, spills pesticide in North Barrington
GOOGLE ADS
And not WBBM ...
The mosquito abatement company contacted an environmental service to clean up the spill.
Truck Driver Crashes, Spills Pesticide In North Barrington
GOOGLE ADS
And not the Daily Herald ...
A 27-year-old Alsip man employed by a mosquito-abatement company fell asleep while driving a company truck
No threat to public after crash leads to chemical spill in North Barrington
GOOGLE ADS
Does anyone have any idea who this unidentified "mosquito abatement company" could be?

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Boom Goes the Pesticide

wouldn't harm a fly
Lake County celebrated Fourth of July 2019 with a bang.

While the exploding oil train failed to explode, the exploding pesticide truck did explode:
Lake County Sheriff's Office said 75 gallons of a pesticide spilled onto the ground in North Barrington Tuesday after a mosquito abatement company vehicle hauling the liquid crashed into a tree. The sheriff's office said a preliminary investigation shows an Alsip man driving the company's 2007 Ford truck left the road and crashed after he fell asleep while driving. The sheriff's office responded to the crash at 2:25 p.m. in the 100 block of Carriage Road, and discovered upon arrival that the pesticide was leaking, according to a release.
Truck Crash Causes Pesticide Spill In North Barrington
Note to Ops: Drowsiness is a symptom of insecticide poisoning. If you've been exposed to insecticides, don't operate heavy machinery. It's only common sense!

Monday, July 1, 2019

McHenry County Bonkers

Do you like to think your finger is on the pulse of McHenry County politics? Test your wits against this week's pop quiz:
Q: How many Illinois Representative Districts are there in McHenry County?
If you answered ...
One
then you get your news from the McHenryCountyBlog:
Under the story I wrote on the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's "hands off" decision of legislative re-mapping, someone said with all Republican representing McHenry County in the Illinois General Assembly McHenry County did well. I beg to disagree. Something over 100,000 people are in each State Rep. district. With over 300,000 residents, that means McHenry County deserves at least two members of the Illinois House. We only have one–Steve Reick.
More Thought on Reapportionment
This assertion by the McHenryCountyBlog (aka the Sunshine Blogger), that McHenry County has only one State Representative District, is flatly untrue.  Not only does McHenry County have 5 (Five) State Rep Districts, but they are all Republican-held:
RepresentativeDistrictParty
David McSweeney52R
Steven Reick63R
Tom Weber64R
Dan Ugaste65R
Allen Skillicorn66R
This would be evident from this map of Illinois State Rep Districts posted on the, erm, McHenryCountyBlog -- in fact, on the very same post that was quoted.

More Thought on Reapportionment
Note to Ops: When factoring in the effects of climate change, the Sunshine Blog is, from a meteorological perspective, the Moonshine Blog.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Off Message

US Congress? Or US Senate? Or even the President of the United States? Does anyone know what office David McSweeney is running for in 2020?

To find out, your LakeCountyEye visited State Rep David McSweeney's Facebook page:

Facebook
And clicked the link to www.davidmcsweeney.org, his posted website:

www.davidmcsweeney.org
David McSweeney must be running for something. His picture is all over the Internet:
You're not pixelated. No, this is another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
Note to David McSweeney campaign Ops: Invest in a high-res photo of your candidate. You won't be disappointed.

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Lie of the Land

Do you fancy your finger on the pulse of the Lake County voter? Test your knowledge with this week's pop quiz:
Q: Which Lake County precinct ranks #15 for the most Republican voters?
If you answered ...
Algonquin 16
then you get your news from the Lake County Gazette:

Voter rolls: Which precincts are Republican strongholds in Lake County?
Sharpeyed Operatives will observe that Lake County has neither a Precinct #16 in Algonquin Township, nor for that matter an Algonquin Township.

Has Lake County's #1 source of fakenews, the Lake County Gazette, broken news of a massive voter fraud conspiracy within the Lake County Republican Party?

While by no means outside the bounds of possibility, your LakeCountyEye nonetheless suspects a more sinister plot. The Lake County Gazette, whose stories are 100% sourced by Russian troll farms, is quite obviously waging a sustained disinformation campaign.

If not, then when did Lake County annex Northfield Township?

Precinct voter rolls: Where do Democrats depend on women most in Lake County?
Note to Ops: If you think there are too many township governments in Lake County, it only seems that way.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Green Around the Gills

You kids get off my lawn!
St Patrick's Day be damned, Lake County rivers will be running green in the month of June:
About 200 gallons of liquid fertilizer that leaked into a storm sewer in Volo on Saturday did not pose a threat to the community, authorities said. Lake County Sheriff's deputies dispatched about 10:10 a.m. to the intersection of North Cornerstone Drive and Remington Drive found a TruGreen truck had leaked liquid fertilizer into a storm drain
No threat posed from fertilizer spill in Volo, authorities say
The full impact that the leak will have on Lake County streams, lakes and ground water remains to be determined. However one official sounding official advised homeowners against treating their lawns this summer. "There should be plenty of fertilizer in your sprinkler water", he told your LakeCountyEye.

Note to Ops: Toxic waste disposal is expensive. But who's going to know if that green slime accidentally disappears down a storm drain? You'll be rolling in the green!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Inferno Fest

The City of Highwood is heating up as Celebrate Highwood gets fired up for Inferno Fest on Wednesday, June 26, from 4:30-9:30pm in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Avenue.

Inferno Fest

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Relations Between the U. S. and Canada


Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
John Cruickshank, Consul General of Canada in Chicago, will speak on relations between the United States and Canada and other current issues.
  • Sunday
    June 23 2019
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
    773-281-0378
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

One in a Million

An actual unretouched screencap from the Daily Herald, the Lake County paper of record:

Taxpayers will save $1.25 milion with sewage district dissolution
Apparently their spelchecker is bolixed up.

That's al your LakeCountyEye has. Now get the L out.

Friday, June 7, 2019

There Ain't No Sanitary Clause

An actual unretouched screencap from the Daily Herald, the Gray Lady of Lake County:

Taxpayers will save $1.25 milion with sewage district dissolution
One would assume the liquidation was worked out in a closed-door session.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Now scat.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The Depreciation of Independents

The next Federal Holiday on the 2019 lineup is Independence Day.

If Independence Day was established to commemorate independent voters, then there will not be much of a July 4th celebration in Lake County this year. That's because fewer than 1% of Lake County voters are independents.

Hard to believe? Well believe the Lake County Gazette:
Which Lake County precincts have the most Independents?


Rank

Precinct

City

Voters
(#)

Independents
(%)

Independent
Women (%)

Independent
Men (%)
1
Moraine Township
Precinct 211
Highland Park
1043
0.96 %
40 %
60 %
2
Moraine Township
Precinct 207
Highwood
1280
0.94 %
33.33 %
66.67 %
3
West Deerfield Township
Precinct 387
Highland Park
1221
0.90 %
27.27 %
72.73 %
4
Moraine Township
Precinct 206
Highland Park
1093
0.82 %
66.67 %
33.33 %
5
West Deerfield Township
Precinct 389
Highland Park
1102
0.82 %
33.33 %
66.67 %
6
Moraine Township
Precinct 222
Highland Park
914
0.77 %
14.29 %
85.71 %
7
Moraine Township
Precinct 205
Highland Park
949
0.74 %
42.86 %
57.14 %
8
Moraine Township
Precinct 216
Highland Park
891
0.67 %
33.33 %
66.67 %
9
Moraine Township
Precinct 215
Highland Park
1074
0.65 %
28.57 %
71.43 %
10
Moraine Township
Precinct 210
Highland Park
1075
0.65 %
71.43 %
28.57 %
11
Moraine Township
Precinct 208
Highland Park
1083
0.65 %
85.71 %
14.29 %
12
Benton Township
Precinct 55
Winthrop Harbor
937
0.64 %
66.67 %
33.33 %
13
Moraine Township
Precinct 224
Highland Park
809
0.62 %
40 %
60 %
14
Moraine Township
Precinct 209
Highland Park
1665
0.60 %
30 %
70 %
15
Libertyville Township
Precinct 169
Green Oaks
899
0.56 %
40 %
60 %
16
Moraine Township
Precinct 219
Highland Park
931
0.54 %
40 %
60 %
17
Benton Township
Precinct 52
Winthrop Harbor
963
0.52 %
80 %
20 %
18
Moraine Township
Precinct 204
Highwood
1542
0.52 %
37.50 %
62.50 %
19
Moraine Township
Precinct 212
Highland Park
1160
0.52 %
66.67 %
33.33 %
20
Moraine Township
Precinct 221
Highland Park
810
0.49 %
75 %
25 %
21
Moraine Township
Precinct 214
Highland Park
876
0.46 %
25 %
75 %
22
Moraine Township
Precinct 220
Highland Park
948
0.42 %
50 %
50 %
23
Benton Township
Precinct 51
Winthrop Harbor
996
0.40 %
0 %
100 %
24
Libertyville Township
Precinct 174
Green Oaks
1018
0.39 %
50 %
50 %
25
Fremont Township
Precinct 120
Mundelein
827
0.36 %
33.33 %
66.67 %

Voter rolls: Where are the Independent voters in Lake County precincts?
The Lake County Gazette says that if you look at Lake County's most independent precinct you will find fewer than 1% independent voters:
And this is the precinct with the most independent voters. Bottomline: Overall, the average percentage of independent voters in Lake County is even lower than that!

While the Lake County Gazette may be Lake County's #1 source of fake news, this does not mean that the Lake County Gazette is not always 100% accurate. And by your LakeCountyEye's calculation, 100% is a far cry from 0.96%.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

EtO Power

In Lake County, Memorial Day marks not only the first day of Summer, but is also the first day you may wear a white Hazmat suit.

Haha, Medline Industries in Waukegan has been a source of ethylene oxide contamination in Lake County. Ethylene Oxide is a proven carcinogen and is so flammable that it is used as a main component of thermobaric weapons.

Perhaps uncoincidentally, Medline also markets Hazmat suits. And if that's not enough irony for one $10 billion company, Medline ...
has joined chemical industry lobbyists who contend that ethylene oxide poses few, if any, health risks to ordinary Americans. Among other things, Medline hired a former scientist for one of the biggest manufacturers of the toxic gas who has co-authored several industry-funded studies rejected by the U.S. EPA and independent scientific reviewers. The company also has called for another analysis of the chemical, part of a concerted effort by makers and users of ethylene oxide to overturn a stringent safety limit established by the EPA in 2016 after more than a decade of study and two rounds of independent review delayed several times by industry opposition. Industry lobbyists are continuing to press their case with sympathetic officials in the Trump administration.
Waukegan company proposes new pollution controls that would dramatically cut emissions of cancer-causing gas
The Trump Administration responded with a statement via Twitter:
Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.