Thursday, March 4, 2021

That's News Tomei

Can just anybody run for College of Lake County Trustee? Apparently so, judging from one candidate's Facebook page.

The screencap to the right was leaked to your LakeCountyEye.

In a Facebook post privy to a select few, Robert Joseph Tomei Jr seems to need to get something off his chest regarding the topic of golden showers.

If elected CLC Trustee, will Tomei Jr propose mandatory urine tests for all students? A burning question, to be sure.

So, who is Robert Joseph Tomei Jr?

By any indication a Trump supporter, it is unknown if Tomei Jr is a graduate of Trump University. If he is, one could say that Robert Joseph Tomei Jr matriculated from a Donald Trump property.

At any rate, you wizz-kid graduates of Trump U may be eligible to transfer course credits to CLC.

Will Robert Joseph Tomei Jr become a College of Lake County Trustee? Stay tuned until election night, April 6, when the numbers come dribbling in.

Monday, March 1, 2021

You Can't Spell Gazette Without E.T.

An actual unretouched screencap from Lake County's #1 fakenews source, the Lake County Gazette:
Editor's Note: This blog has reported that the Lake County Gazette obtains its content from Russian Troll Farms. The assertion is incorrect. The Lake County Gazette actually obtains its content from Space Aliens:
There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to experience the awe and mystery of another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision®!
Your LakeCountyEye regrets the error.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fog Over

sauron gas
The exploding insecticide truck will not be exploding in Lake Bluff any more.

The Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District is destined to go the way of those Earth's species that have gone extinct because of pesticides:
Lake County is preparing to get rid of one of its two mosquito abatement districts, which officials say could save hundreds of thousands of dollars over time.
Lake County officials move to dissolve mosquito district in Lake Bluff
Operatives keen on inhaling chemical laden air are advised to go to the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District or to where Clarke Mosquito Control has been contracted to spray insecticides.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Princess Cruz

Note to Ops: Are you looking for a job at Ted Cruz for President 2024? Well, who isn't? The good news is you don't need to fly to some cliché Mexican resort to see the next President of the United States.

That's because failed candidate Jeanne Ives has built an online shrine to Ted Cruz on her website:
In related news, Jim Oberweis declared victory for Jeanne Ives in the 6th Congresional District.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Web 0.0

If Buffalo Grove's village website was a smoker, then last week it went to the store for cigarettes and never came back.

HaHa, the Village of Buffalo Grove's website has gone dark:
Buffalo Grove is negotiating with a new vendor after its website went missing in action more than a week ago.
Buffalo Grove negotiating with new vendor after website crash
It goes without saying, if you can't trust your web vendor who can you trust?

Having said that, is your Village on the lookout for a new web vendor? Then look at what the Village of Old Mill Creek did with their website:
Village of Old Mill Creek
The Village of Old Mill Creek is monetizing their web presence by selling Las Vegas real estate.

Note to Ops: Is the Lake County casino is coming to the Village of Old Mill Creek? You heard it here first!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Trouble in the City of Wood River

Stop the presses! An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:
The front-page story on the Lake County Gazette is about the Village of Wood River.  Where is Wood River? Nobody knows. Certainly nowhere near Lake County.

For the record, the Village of Riverwoods is in Lake County. But who is going to mistake Wood River for Riverwoods -- other than the Russian troll-farms that move content into the Lake County Gazette?

Note to Ops: In America, Riverwoods is Lake County destination. In Soviet Lake County Journal, Wood River is figment of imagination!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Third World

OK, everyone who thinks that boating on Third Lake is subject to no municipal zoning restrictions, take one step forward.

Not so fast there, Fill in the Blank.

HaHa, the Village of Third Lake passed an ordinance last month regulating the use of boats on Third Lake:

Village of Third Lake Ordinance No. 21-01-01
An Ordinance Providing for the Registration of Boats and Other Watercraft
and Establishing Rules and Regulations
for Village Boat Launched, Lake Usage and Water-Landing Places
Village Trustees passed the Law in spite of the fact that Illinois State Law says that the Village does not have jurisdiction over Third Lake, because the body of water is not 100% within village borders:
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. In a Section that grants jurisdiction to municipalities over certain bodies of water within the corporate limits of the municipality and up to three miles beyond the corporate limits, provides that nothing in the Section shall be construed to authorize a municipality to exercise zoning power or otherwise restrict the use of private property outside of the corporate limits of the municipality.
MUNI CD-BOATING RIGHTS : HB3441 : 95th General Assembly
Note to Ops: If you're tasked with writing and enacting village ordinances it's a good idea to have a guy on staff who knows how to look up and interpret State Laws.

Just Sayin!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

I Came, I Shaw, I Conked Out

We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.
Did Mark Shaw back the Kansas City Chiefs? If he did he's been backing a lot of losers lately.

Undisputed Chairman of the Lake County GOP, Mark Shaw is currently backing Jim Oberweis, as well as acting as his legal representative. Oberweis is still trying to get his 2020 election loss overturned, and filed an objection with the US Congress:
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
Shaw also backed his own failed attempt to become the new Chair of the Illinois State GOP. The Chairmanship went to some guy from Springfield, while Shaw gets credit for being ...
a sometimes controversial figure who previously sought the chairmanship. Shaw orchestrated the December effort among hard-liners that led former Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider to agree to step down as party leader with more than a year left in his term.
Illinois Republicans pick Springfield businessman as new party chairman
One GOP observer observed: "It's too early to count out Mark Shaw. He can still file an appeal with Judge Judy!"

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. You may be excused.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Udder Revolting

Three Dimensional Chess
Paging Mr DeMille. Jim Oberweis is ready for his close-up:
Action on Jim Oberweis' petition to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to incumbent 14th District Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, likely will be taken by the end of the week, his campaign spokesman, Travis Akin, said.
Action expected soon on Oberweis petition to undo Underwood’s successful Nov. 3 reelection
Oberweis: ‘There is no question I won the race for Congress’
Cow-Puncher Jim Oberweis has petitioned the US House of Representatives to overturn his 5,374 vote election loss and send him to Congress.

One DC observer said: "If Oberweis expects to be named the 14th District Congressman, he will need to send a herd of dairy cows stampeding down Pennsylvania Ave to storm the Capitol."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Git along little dogies.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sports Write-Ins

Is it Groundhog Day? Casey Urlacher is back again:
Recently pardoned in a federal gambling case by former President Donald Trump, Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher now is seeking reelection as a write-in candidate. Urlacher didn't file nominating petitions with the village clerk in December, keeping his name off the April 6 ballot and seemingly giving up on a third term as Mettawa's top elected official.
Pardoned by Trump, Urlacher launches write-in campaign for reelection as Mettawa mayor
Write-In ballots can be dropped off at any Illinois licensed OTB parlor.

Note to Ops: The pardon does not cover anyone caught stuffing the ballot box.
Grounds for acquittal?
Or another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision®?

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Come for the Munificence Stay for the Election

Brummagem President Donald J Trump failed to Stop the Steal, and that may be because he was looking in the wrong places. Trump should have been looking for voter fraud in Old Mill Creek.

As readers of this blog are aware, back in 2019 ...
Shelter in a Place to Call Home
There's No Shelter in Place Like Home
Odd Bedfellows
Home Court Advantage
Gift Horse
there were some odd bedfellows registered to vote at the Old Mill Creek Mayor's home. Along with the Mayor, the house is the residence of 2 other voters -- where County assessment documents seem to indicate that neither live within the Old Mill Creek Village limits.

Your LakeCountyEye has new documentation indicating that they are still registered to vote at the Mayor's home, and that they voted in the 2020 November election:
There is a consolidated election on April 6 and the Old Mill Creek Mayor along with 3 Trustees will be on the ballot. In a micro-municipality like Old Mill Creek, and during an off-year election in a pandemic, 2 votes can be your margin of victory.

Who will the the people registered at the Old Mill Creek Mayor's home be voting for? No one knows. Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

HaHa, J/K ... as if.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

It's Not Who You Know

What are the odds that Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher will challenge State Senator Dan McConchie in the 2022 Republican Primary? A betting man would ask Casey Urlacher.

HaHa.

Urlacher, who challenged McConchie in the 2016 Primary and lost, was under Federal indictment for being mixed up with an illegal sports betting ring. But Uhrlacher was pardoned by President Trump last week. And now Dan McConchie is none too pleased. He said:
"Pardons should be done on the merits of the case, not based on a relationship with the President. This sort of practice undermines the public's faith in our system. We're supposed to be a nation of laws, not one based on people getting benefits just because of who they know."
Last-minute pardon of Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher raises eyebrows
Note to Ops: If you are looking for some of those benefits, it won't hurt to know Lake County moneybags & maga-donor Dick Uihlein. Along with donating millions to right-wing extremist organizations, Uihlein gave State Senator Dan McConchie $13,300, some of which nodoubt helped McConchie beat Uhrlacher in the 2016 Primary.
One neutral observer told your LakeCountyEye: "This sort of practice undermines the public's faith in our system!"

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.