Monday, May 10, 2021

Casey at the Bet

Money is the mother's milk of politics.
It is a documented fact that more people can tell you who their bookie is than can tell you who their State Senator is. Well, Casey Urlacher wants to even the spread:
Just months after being pardoned by then-President Donald Trump while facing illegal gambling charges, newly reelected Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher again is setting his sights on higher office, submitting paperwork to run for state Senate. Urlacher on Thursday filed a statement of organization that reactivates his Citizens for Urlacher political committee. It allows Urlacher, a Republican, to run in 2022 for the 26th state Senate District seat, a post now held by Senate GOP Leader Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods.
Months after Trump pardon, Casey Urlacher files to run for state Senate seat
Lake County favorite son Casey Urlascher is running for State Senator. Can he beat Lake County entrenched incumbent Dan McConchie? He can with an endorsement from Donald Trump.

6 to 5 for Uhrlacher, by your LakeCountyEye's reckoning!

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Buy Land They Aren't Making It Anymore

With everyone pouring their retirement nesteggs into the stockmarket, why is the Village of Third Lake buying up real estate?

One resident asked that question at a Third Lake Village board meeting:


Village of Third Lake Regular Meeting of the Trustees
Your LakeCointyEye asked the property assessor, what gives?  He said: "As soon as they purchase four houses, the Village can build a hotel."

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Who was that Unmasked Man?

Can you spot the difference between these College of Lake County Trustees?
The man without a mask is conspiracy theorist and the new elected CLC Trustee, Robert Tomei Jr:
Readers of this blog will recall Tomei's two-cents worth on the JFK assassination and the Trump pee-tape:
That's News Tomei
The Lone Nut Theory
Appearances to the contrary, science and medicine is still offered at CLC:
Note to Ops: Get your Degree before it's too late!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Make America Donate Again

Repeat After Me
Did you click on State Senator Dan McConchie's illegal fundraising email?
A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
If so, the perpetrator of the illegal email deserves a bonus in her paycheck:
State records indicate her salary is $80,000.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
Note to Ops: Illegal political fundraising pays for itself -- and is all perfectly legal!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Winner Winner ...

A Chicken in Every Spambot
Check your spam folders. You may have an illegal email from State Senator Dan McConchie:
A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser. Leanne Bucci, personnel and fiscal manager for the Senate Republicans, sent the email Saturday morning about the annual Caucus Chicken Fry Monday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
Cybersecurity experts warn against clicking the Dan McConchie email.  You risk being the victim of a Springfield chicken dinner.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has.  Now scramble.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lost & Found Dept

Note to Ops: Check your records. If you are short one affidavit, it can be picked up here:

Affidavit of the Mayor of the Village of Third lake, Illinois

Friday, April 16, 2021

Lose By a Nose

If Lake County has an election and no one knows about it, will there be any winners or losers? The mind-bending answer is Yes!

A sales-tax referendum passed in Deer Park last week:
The increase would result in an additional 50 cents of tax for every $100 spent, which could net Deer Park an extra $700,000 annually, officials said.
Northwest suburban voters say yes in referendums
This will buy some breathing-room for Clarke Mosquito.  Deer Park will have plenty of money to give Clarke Mosquito to spray the Village full of insecticides.

But don't expect them to stop there. Look for Clarke Mosquito in the Village of Third Lake, where they will be dropping herbicides in the residential lakes.

DRUCE LAKE 2020 END OF YEAR SUMMARY
Dropping herbicides in the water is a little like spraying insecticides in the air. Except it happens in the water.

The big winner of the 2021 Lake County election is Clarke Mosquito.

Kerching!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Who Writes this Stuff?

Did you know there was an election last week? Your LakeCountyEye did not. In fact, no one knew. Which explains why all the write-in candidates won:
Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher, waging a write-in campaign to keep his job, claimed victory over challenger Jess Ray Friday with 151 votes to Ray’s 105 as write-in tallies were posted on the Lake County Clerk’s website.
Casey Urlacher, following Trump pardon, claims victory as write-in candidate in Mettawa mayor’s race
Casey Urlacher had been under indictment for sports-related gambling charges, until he got a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump.

Advance write-in ballots are now available on-line for the next election:
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. You can't win if you don't play.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Party Identification

5. Spoiler Effect
Did you know there are more political parties in Lake County than registered voters? The News-Sun says:
In suburb after suburb, you'll find parties with monikers like People Before Politics, We're in This Together, You Are the Village's Heart, the Common Sense Again Party, the United Party for Progress or, most expansive of all, the Party of the Past, Present and Future.
What’s in a name? A look at the strategies and schemes behind the obscure political parties of Chicago’s suburbs.
So, is it a coincidence that there was a municipal election on Tuesday? Your LakeCountyEye does not think so.

The winners and losers will not be known until that last absentee ballot materializes. But one thing is certain. If you were the standard bearer for one of these independent parties, don't forget to pick up your yardsigns on the way out:
Ten Here-Today-Gone-Tomorrow Parties
that Failed to Win, Place or Show in Lake County
  1. Very Silly Party

  2. Friends of the the Enemies of Your Enemies

  3. Measles Party

  4. Every Man for Himself and God Against All

  5. Lake County Catawampus

  6. You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

  7. Some People

  8. They Got the Guns but We Got the Guns

  9. Illinois Unindicted

  10. The Republican Party
Look for your LakeCountyEye weeding a sign farm near you.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Nothing is Sure but Death & Taxes

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left." -- Einstein Plan for some extra time on your Tuesday commute. The roads will be jammed with people out to vote on their local referendums:
On the April 6 ballot, little Deer Park is asking voters to increase the village sales tax to 8% for three years beginning in July. Officials say the increase, which should mean more than $700,000 a year in new revenue, is needed because of revenue losses caused by the pandemic.
Voters being asked to increase their property and sales tax bills, in one case to avoid the ‘nuclear option’
Deer Park wants to raise your sales tax to pay Clarke Mosquito to spray the Village with insecticides:
The Village has entered into an agreement with Clarke Mosquito Control
Mosquito Abatement
If it passes, the Deer Park sales tax referendum will trigger a 4-stage action plan:
  1. People who stay indoors do not shop in Deer Park.

  2. Deer Park must raise the sales tax to pay Clarke Mosquito to spray the village.

  3. People flee indoors to avoid the insecticide spray.

  4. GOTO #1
Don't forget to cut this out and take to the polls on Tuesday, April 6!

Friday, April 2, 2021

The McLaughlin Goof

State Representative MAGA Martin McLagughlin may have hosted a fundraiser, last month, in a smoke-filled room. But since that smoke-filled room was in a Barrington pub, no one was allowed to smoke. And everyone could see what was going on:
That has not deterred Martin McLagughlin from denying that anything improper happened:
When contacted by the Daily Herald, McLaughlin said that was "completely inaccurate." There were two separate events, "then everybody consolidated into a single room," McLaughlin said. However, McLaughlin's own Facebook event page for the fundraiser said it would feature candidates running for local office, though it did not name them.
League of Women Voters decries party politics in Barrington local elections
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Four Heads No Mask

MAGA State Representative Martin McLaughlin was caught on camera in a Barrington pub, for a fundraiser he threw with some MAGA Barrington School Board candidates.

Can you spot the errors in the picture?




Submit your guesses to the League of Women Voters:
A partisan political group in Barrington has expressed support for candidates in school and library board races, a move criticized by the League of Women Voters, which says party politics has no place in local elections.
League of Women Voters decries party politics in Barrington local elections

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Oranges and Oranges

With an election approaching fast, April 6, everyone is asking: Who would Trump vote for?

HaHa, trick question. Donald Trump never voted a day in his life.

Now, you may not know who the MAGA voters want. But it is no secret who the BTRO voters want -- which is all you need to know and more of the same:
A partisan political group in Barrington has expressed support for candidates in school and library board races, a move criticized by the League of Women Voters, which says party politics has no place in local elections. In an email and on Facebook this month, the Barrington Township Republican Organization backed candidates running for the Barrington Area Library, Barrington Area Unit School District 220 and Harper College boards.
League of Women Voters decries party politics in Barrington local elections
Note to MAGA voters: You should remember these names ...
Donald Trump may be gone but his legacy lives on. If your school, library or community college is out of whack, there is nothing this legacy can't whack.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Taylor Made Tracks

Lake County Board Commissioner Craig Taylor is going the way of the Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District:
Candidates are being sought to fill the vacant District 19 Lake County Board seat, which covers Lake Zurich, Barrington, Deer Park, Kildeer and portions of Long Grove. The vacancy was created with the recent resignation of Craig Taylor, who is moving out of state to be closer to family.
Candidates sought to fill 19th District Lake County Board seat
Note to Ops: If you are interested in the gig, free yardsigns are available: Contact the Lake County Forest Preserves.
ATTN: Lost and Found Dept.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Elect Few

I LIKE NIKE
Despite the fact that the next election is more than 18 months away -- in November 2022 -- early voting starts this Monday ...
Early voting to expand Monday: Here's where you can cast your ballot
WTF? To find out, your LakeCountyEye Zoomed with Dr. I.M. Bhatschidtkhrazzi, Professor of Electoral Engineering at the College of Lake County.

"Ya," said Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi, "Don't let all the twos and zeros fool you. 2021 is an odd-year election -- election day is April six."

Your LakeCountyEye texted back: OIC

"Be sure to vote." continued Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "Odd-year elections are the only elections where your vote counts."

Your LakeCountyEye's vote does not count?

"Who did you vote for in 2020?" asked Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi.

Donald Trump, of course.

"Then you wasted your vote." smiled Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi.

Your LakeCountyEye begged Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi's pardon.

"70,000,000 other losers just like you also voted for Donald Trump." explained Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "How much did your one vote count? Your vote contributed toward one seventy millionth of Trump's landslide victory. Statistically speaking, one part out of seventy million is indistinguishable from zero. You would have gotten more mileage staying at home and spreading alternate-facts on social media."

Well, that was unexpected.

"Now, in an odd-year election like 2021" continued Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "Your vote actually does count, and by lots more. By orders of magnitude!"

How so?

"Do the math." smiled Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "Let's say 70 people come out to vote for your Mayor. Then one vote for Mayor packs a million times more wallop than one vote for President."

Wow.

"And not only that." said Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "Let's say your Mayor wins by 7 votes. If you voted for him, then your single vote was one seventh of his total margin of victory."

Your LakeCountyEye heard enough. Did Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi have any parting advice?

"Tell your Operatives the next time they see their Mayor, remind him that he owes them some favors. Kerching!"