Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Q the Eye/06.27.12

Dear LakeCountyEye,

So the Supreme Court says corporations can give as much money as they want to politicians. OK, that works for me. What office do I have to run for to get a corporate sponsorship?

Dear NASCAR Dad (if that's your real name),

Ὥρος HōrosHaha you're more likely to get rich playing the roulette wheel at the Waukegan casino than you are trying to turn a buck in politics. Not convinced? Just consider the sad story of Lake County's most-photographed State Senator, Suzi Schmidt -- who has been charged with behaving inappropriately with the neighbor's feedbag. The neighbors in question, according to the Daily Herald ...
accused Schmidt of going onto their property, taking a bag of feed and throwing it into a nearby swampy area near their home. The allegation led to Schmidt's arrest after a Lake County Sheriff's deputy on routine on patrol in Gurnee spotted her vehicle in the parking lot of a home improvement store on the 6600 block of Grand Avenue. She was released the same day after posting 10 percent of her $5,000 bond.
Lake County state senator pleads in harassment case
The way posting bail works is an accused pays a bail bondsman (typically) 10 percent. The bondsman then posts the full amount to the court. The accused is released, while the bondsman hopes they do not skip town.

In Suzi Schmidt's case, 10% of $5,000 is $500. And that is not a refundable $500. If Schmidt, for example, contracted with Da Kine Bail Bonds then they keep that $500 whether of not Schmidt shows up in court. Now your LakeCountyEye in no way thinks Schmidt is a flight risk, and that is the easiest $500 Da Kine Bail Bonds will ever realize. But the real takehome is that Schmidt -- who occupied the penthouse suite of the Lake County political totem pole for 20 years -- did not have the $5000 to post bail. Now seriously, that $5000 -- which is fully refundable -- is not a lot of money. These days $5000 is you average red-light-camera fine.

So if you think you're going to get into politics and end up with shoeboxes of cash stuffed in the freezer, just remember State Senator Suzi Schmidt. Also don't quit your day job.

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just a private citizen under indictment, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Badger \Badg"er\, v.t.
to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag
Last week, a complaint was filed against Lake County Clerk Willard Helander for badgering harassing a voter in Racine, Wisconsin. Despite being the Badger State, in Wisconsin complaints of voter intimidation are routinely given to the state DA for investigation and possible prosecution.

Of course, as readers of this blog are breathlessly aware ...
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badgers
Scandal A does not exist unless Scandal A gets some decent media coverage. And in this case Scandal A -- Badgergate -- is slowly creeping its way to the top of the media food chain. The story, which has been covered by Racine's Journal Times as well as the Patch and the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune, is now poised to break into the national consciousness. Because none other than the old gray lady -- the News-Sun -- has picked up the story. The newspaper of record in Lake County reports that ...
Helander claimed she was in Wisconsin to observe the state's practice of same-day registration and to see what problems might occur, citing a "Milwaukee police report that was very disturbing." Same-day registration, under which eligible citizens can register and vote on Election Day, has been offered in Wisconsin since 1976. It's not clear why Helander chose the recall election to observe the practice, or why she presented herself as a volunteer at a largely minority precinct in Racine.
Complaint filed against Lake County Clerk Helander
No doubt the story will pick up some real traction as soon as indictments are issued in Wisconsin. Your LakeCountyEye expects a protracted extradition battle. And if rumors are true, representatives of Gloria Allred and Dog the Bounty Hunter have already expressed an interest. Keep watching this blog for the latest news on Badgergate.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition

three amigosYour LakeCountyEye's permanent featured blogger, the Round Lake District 116, broke a story this week about State Rep Sandy Cole:
The normally mute Representative Cole finally found a reason to speak in The Illinois House Appropriations Committee on April 18, 2012: She wants the State to get her a new chair! Yes, you read it right and it's not a joke.
State Rep Sandy Cole Has A Pain in the Butt!
Here's a web widget thingumbob for operatives who prefer to hear the audio firsthand:
And for oldschool ops without the necessary high-speed Internet, your LakeCountyEye has painstakingly produced a transcript of the budget meeting:
Ximinez: Now, you have one last chance. Confess the heinous sin of heresy, reject the works of the ungodly -- two last chances. And you shall be free -- three last chances. You have three last chances, the nature of which I have divulged in my previous utterance.

Sandy Cole: I don't know what you're talking about.

Ximinez: Right! If that's the way you want it -- Cardinal! Poke her with the soft cushions!

Ximinez: Confess! Confess! Confess!

Biggles: It doesn't seem to be hurting her, Lord.

Ximinez: Have you got all the stuffing up one end?

Biggles: Yes, Lord.

Ximinez: Hm! She is made of harder stuff! Cardinal Fang! Fetch ... the COMFY CHAIR!

The Spanish Inquisition (Monty Python)
Coming up tomorrow, a profile of Lake County's most-photographed State Senator. Nudge nudge wink wink.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Photo Finished

Say Cheese ...Two guesses as to which sitting Lake County Congressman just introduced a Voter ID Bill to Congress:
Today Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) introduced the Federal Elections Integrity Act, which requires voters to present a government-issued photo ID to vote in federal elections.
Rep. Walsh: Stop Voter Fraud
The same Joe Walsh who said ...
"The best government is that which governs least." In Washington today, however, the government is trying to regulate, control, or tax every aspect of our lives.
Government Spending
is now sponsoring a bill that will require you to produce your papers for a government bureaucrat before you are permitted to vote. Haha, too funny.

One person who should have no trouble producing photo identification is Suzi Schmidt. Operatives ought to recognize State Senator Schmidt, her mugshot was in all the papers last week. Your LakeCountyEye will spare everyone the ugly details. Schmidt, goes the consensus at the CapitolFaxBlog, should at a minimum seek counselling ...
Legislators behaving badly
Which, in your LakeCountyEye's opinion, is pious blather typical of the liberal media. Your LakeCountyEye recalls when, back in the day, Schmidt ruled the Lake County board for twenty years. One does not rise to the top by being a shrinking violet. If every hard-driving Type-A personality was required to seek counselling there would be no one left to run the government with an iron fist. Schmidt would be well-advised to forgo the counselling and pursue the next phase of her career, conducting seminars for the political grasshoppers on how it is done. Your LakeCountyEye would pay money to see that!

And while you are looking at that mugshot of Suzi Schmidt, take note of where you see it: in the Chicago Tribune and the Daily Herald and the Chicago Sun-Times and in all the rest of the lamestream media.

And then take note of where you do not see Suzi Schmidt's mugshot: in those media outlets where conservative values outshine crass sensationalism. For instance, in the true conservative blogs like TeamAmerica10th and the McHenryCountyBlog and your very own LakeCountyEye.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badgers

Checkers SpeechThis week is the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. Your LakeCountyEye was just a cub blogger in short-pants, back in the day, but remembers how what began as a "third-rate burglary" brought down a President. Another third-rate scandal now percolating in Lake County bears some notable similarities to Watergate and has the potential to bring down other high-ranking elected officials.

What began as an unannounced junket to Racine on June 5 ended with a formal complaint filed with Wisconsin election officials against Lake County Clerk Willard Helander. Helander, acting as a poll-watcher in Wisconsin, was accused by a voter of intimidation. Like the Watergate break-in, the story would have been lost and forgotten had it not moved steadily up the media food chain.

The complaint against Helander first saw the light of day thanks to a sharpeyed Wisconsin blogger ...
Racine Voter Suppressor Turns Out To Be Illinois County Clerk
The story was picked up by some local blogs, including yours truly ...
Voter Power Just A Button

Bad Girls
Then the Daily Herald noticed ...
Complaint filed against Lake Co. clerk — in Wisconsin
And now sleeping giant Chicago Tribune contacted the complainant, Nicala Aiello, and other witnesses ...
Michael Haas, a Wisconsin state Government Accountability Board lawyer, said "it's not up to the observers to enforce" the law. Rather, they're supposed to bring any concerns to the polling place's chief inspector. The chief inspector for that polling place, Charita Itson, recalls that it was a busy day in the small room. She said Aiello has voted in past elections without incident and that she would have had no problem with Aiello wearing the button. Though Wisconsin allows poll observers from out of state, "what does Illinois have to do with Wisconsin anyway?" Itson asked.
Wisconsin election complaint has Illinois connection
At this trajectory, informed sources expect to see Willard Helander's photo in the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal by the end of the month.

As it turned out, the Watergate break-in proved to be just the tip of the iceberg. Watch this blog for the latest developments of BadgerGate.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Willard Helander in the Badger State

voter meowerYour LakeCountyEye has a winner!

As readers of this blog are recently aware ...
Q the Eye/06.15.12
Lake County's top-notch journalists get all their best story leads from surfing the web and reading the Internet blogs. Case in point, no sooner was Lake County Clerk Willard Helander's unannounced trip to Racine exposed by EllenOfTheTenth ...
Voter Power Just A Button
than the Daily Herald ran their own version:
Helander worked as a poll watcher because she wanted to observe voting procedures during the contentious election, which saw Republican Gov. Scott Walker retain his post. "I'm interested in fair elections anywhere," she said.
Complaint filed against Lake Co. clerk — in Wisconsin
One day before the Daily Herald covered it, the story also appeared on this very blog:
Ten Reasons Why Lake County Clerk Willard Helander
Would Be Poll Watching at the Wisconsin Recall Election
  1. It would be unseemly to be seen suppressing the vote in Waukegan.
  2. Was in Wisconsin for annual fishing trip with Princess Nudelman.
  3. Got all the green lights going north, and just couldn't stop.
  4. Secret Identity: Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  5. Two Words: the Cheese & the Brats
  6. Took the opportunity to see how it's done by the pros.
  7. Made a wrong turn on the Route 53 Extension.
  8. Exercising constitutional right to intimidate registered voters.
  9. Carrying water for the Elephant.
  10. Does anyone named Willard really need a reason for anything?
Bad Girls
Since Helander told the Daily Herald "I'm interested in fair elections anywhere" the lucky operative who guessed number #6 can step forward and claim your half-pint of bourbon. Please vote first.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Q the Eye/06.15.12

Dear LakeCountyEye,

I just flew in from Metropolis, Illinois. I landed my first job with a newspaper up here in the big city. What advice do you have for the soon-to-be star reporter?

Clark Kent
Dear Clark Kent (if that's your real name),

Ὥρος HōrosThe most important thing the top-drawer journalist -- like your LakeCountyEye -- does is cultivate & prioritize good sources. Without a buttress of sources, a reporter is not much more than a bloviator.

Here's how your LakeCountyEye does it:

At the the top of the heap are primary sources. These are sources of breaking and reliable news. Your LakeCountyEye's primary sources are largely unsigned emails, most of which seem to come from Nigeria.

At a step removed are the secondary sources. Your LakeCountyEye skims over all the local newspapers every day for story ideas worth stealing.

Further down the food chain are the tertiary sources, aka Internet blogs. Take everything your LakeCountyEye said about the print media above and replace it with the word blog.

Finally at the bottom of the totem pole are blog comments. Yes, even an anonymous snarky remark posted at the bottom of an anonymous snarky blog can be a source of news. Although you may be warned that making a blog comment into a news story is like taking your cousin to the prom.

A good example are the the feckless Francophobes over at the McHenryCountyBlog who posted a story based solely on comments seen on an Internet blog:
The Question of the Day Wednesday on Capitol Fax Blog was Who is the worst politician in Illinois? Locals with nominations were
•Joe Walsh
•Jack Franks
Joe Walsh & Jack Franks Get Nominations for Worst Legislator Designation
More than 70 tongue-in-cheek comments were posted on the CapitolFaxBlog, and nearly a quarter of them mentioned Joe Walsh. One mentioned Jack Franks. To maintain that important veneer of journalistic objectivity, the McHenryCountyBlog noted that many of the comments were directed toward Walsh. And then -- wait for it -- the (long) comment about Franks was lifted and reproduced in toto.

If you're a newbie journalist just starting out, the takehome is clear. Making a story out of a comment on an Internet blog is not quite like taking your cousin to the prom. It is more like going to the prom with your sock puppet.

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just a private citizen under indictment, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bad Girls

pearly whitesWhile your LakeCountyEye was out of town for a few weeks, fulfilling an obligation to perform mandatory community service study abroad, all hell seems to have broken loose back in Lake County.

More specifically, one high-profile Republican elected official is grabbing all the headlines for herself after a run-in with authorities. This raven-haired public servant, best known as a powerful force in Lake County Government over the past 20 years, is being accused of intimidation, harassment and intrusion; recipients of her undesired attention are asking why this well-known office holder had not been subject to prior restraint.

Of course your LakeCountyEye is referring to Lake County Clerk, Willard Helander.

Haha, as reported in the Root River Siren blog ...
A complaint has been filed with the Government Accountability Board by a Racine resident which stems from an alleged act of voter intimidation by a poll observer at Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School polling place. The poll observer has been identified as Willard Helander who turns out to be the County Clerk of Lake County, Illinois. Helander reportedly harassed and intimidated voters and even tried to prevent one voter from putting her ballot in the voting machine by following close behind and shouting at the voter. Other voters in the area are organizing further complaints against Helander and questioning why the Jefferson Lighthouse Chief Inspector didn't remove her even though she was warned many times while she was present in the polling place on Tuesday.
Racine Voter Suppressor Turns Out To Be Illinois County Clerk
For operatives without a functioning GPS, Racine is a city in Wisconsin -- a state totally different than Illinois.

Why was the Lake County Clerk reportedly engaged in some full-contact poll-watching last week, up in Wisconsin during their special recall election? Your LakeCountyEye can only guess. Ten times:

Ten Reasons Why Lake County Clerk Willard Helander
Would Be Poll Watching at the Wisconsin Recall Election
  1. It would be unseemly to be seen suppressing the vote in Waukegan.
  2. Was in Wisconsin for annual fishing trip with Princess Nudelman.
  3. Got all the green lights going north, and just couldn't stop.
  4. Secret Identity: Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  5. Two Words: the Cheese & the Brats
  6. Took the opportunity to see how it's done by the pros.
  7. Made a wrong turn on the Route 53 Extension.
  8. Exercising constitutional right to intimidate registered voters.
  9. Carrying water for the Elephant.
  10. Does anyone named Willard really need a reason for anything?

A tip of the LakeCountyEye green eyeshade to Ellen of the Tenth, who broke the story south of the border:
Voter Power Just A Button

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Walsh Wersus Walsh

They say I'm crazy but I have a good timeYour LakeCountyEye is back from overseas, after a far-flung search for independent voters qualified to sign nominating petitions for some generous Illinois independent candidates.

As luck would have it, nothing in this week's Lake County newspapers lends itself to Internet political satire. Except for this reliable old evergreen ...

Haha bantyrooster & soon to be one-term-congressman Joe Walsh just got pwned by his opponent Tammy Duckworth. According to the Northwest Herald ...
An Iraq war veteran from Illinois hoping to limit tea party-backed Republican Rep. Joe Walsh to a single term in Congress was endorsed Tuesday by none other than ... Joe Walsh. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, that is. The six-time Grammy-winning rocker said he's "the real Joe Walsh" and that he's proud to back Democrat Tammy Duckworth in her bid for the 8th Congressional District seat. The musician, who lived in Evanston for a few years as a child, will hold a fundraising concert for her in July
Eagles' Joe Walsh backs opponent of Rep. Joe Walsh
Not to be outdone, the surreal Joe Walsh shot back with a fundraising letter to his donors, and according to misinformed sources, is actively soliciting a celebrity endorsement of his own. This should come as no surprise to operatives because of a well-known axiom in politics that if one candidate has X then every candidate has to get an X of their own. In this case, X is a celebrity endorsement -- ten of them, by your LakeCountyEye's last count:

Celebrity Endorsements Solicited by Ten Local Candidates
  1. US Rep Joe Walsh is itching for the endorsement of Ted Nugent
  2. Former Eighth Congressional District candidate David McSweeney seeks the endorsement of Bernie Leadon -- Eagles band member (1971-1975) that Walsh replaced
  3. US Senator Mark Kirk is wooing the endorsement of the author of The First Wives Club
  4. Willard "Mitt" Romney is counting on the endorsement of "Willard" Mitt Helander
  5. IL Senator Terry Link is betting on the endorsement of libertarian & high-stakes-gambler William Bennett
  6. IL Rep Jack Franks will be running unopposed and does not need a celebrity endorsement
  7. Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller is lowspeed chasing the endorsement of OJ Simpson
  8. IL Rep candidate Lauren Turelli urgently needs the endorsement of Yahoo! CEO & resume embellisher, Scott Thompson
  9. US Rep Robert Dold is dead certain to get the endorsement of the Orkin Man
  10. IL Senator Suzi Schmidt is chasing down the endorsement of Dog the Bounty Hunter

The coveted LakeCountyEye endorsement is still available. Call for a rate card.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Blink of the Eye: 05.21.11

Independent candidates have until June 25 to file for the November ballot, and until then your LakeCountyEye will be at the O'Hare International Terminal soliciting high-quality petition signatures.

In the meantime, please enjoy this encore presentation of a 2011 post:

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Some Boobs

One Lake County Township Highway commissioner that everyone loves to hate is in the news again -- well technically speaking not the news but the blogs.

The duly elected Cuba Township Highway commissioner, Thomas Gooch, in his day job is a partner at the Wauconda law firm, Gauthier & Gooch. One of the Gawker blogs, Jezebel, is reporting that ...
A lawsuit against an Illinois car dealership took a strange turn recently, when the defendant's lawyer complained about a "large breasted woman" in the courtroom.
Lawyer Objects To "Large Breasted Woman" In Courtroom
According to court documents, the large breasted woman was a para-legal for the plaintiff's attorney. While the defendant's lawyer was Thomas Gooch.

Gooch's motion, in part, read ...
Defendant's counsel is anecdotally familiar with the tactics and theatrics of Plaintiff's counsel, [redacted]. Such behavior includes having a large breasted woman sit next to him at counsel's table during the course of the trial. There is no evidence whatsoever that this woman has any legal training whatsoever, and the sole purpose of her presence at Plaintiff's Counsel's table is to draw the attention of the jury away from the relevant proceedings before this court, obviously prejudicing the Defendant's in this or any other cause. Until it is shown that this woman has any sort of legal background, she should be required to sit in the gallery with the rest of the spectators and be barred from sitting at counsel's table during the course of this trial.
Lawyer Objects To "Large Breasted Woman" In Courtroom
Gauthier & Gooch declined to further comment to Jezebel. In Gooch's defense, as a Township Highway commissioner he would be expected to enjoy a firm grasp on the proper deployment of air-bags. And highbeams.

Not uncoincidentally, the Cuba Township Highway Department declined to further comment to your LakeCountyEye -- after your LakeCountyEye inquired whether their snowplows were outfitted with car bras.

It's your LakeCountyEye's job to keep abreast of developments in Lake County. So you don't have to.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ride Free All Day!

training wheelsThat giant sucking sound you hear are not jobs going to Mexico Wisconsin. When going down on the November ballot those are all the candidates you will see without opponents. The Northwest Herald reports that ...
While McHenry County voters will have new elected representatives under redistricting, their ballots likely will not have contested races for countywide and statewide offices. A 5 p.m. Monday deadline for establishment parties to fill ballot vacancies passed without any new petitions being filed.
Filing deadline passes with no new contested matchups
Lake County has not as many uncontested races, (one notable being Ed Sullivan, who gets a free ride in Rep District 51), which has the tireless tax fighters at the McHenryCountyBlog fightin' mad:
Round Lake Area News reports that the Lake County Democrats candidate for Circuit Clerk, Cynthia Pruim Haran, dropped out of the race. Did that discourage the Democrats across the county line. Nooo. They nominated a new candidate named Rupam Davé and probably are still out circulating petitions to get her on the ballot.
Lake County Dems Go Where McHenry County GOP Fear to Tread
Your LakeCountyEye notes that if the Lake County Democrats are circulating petitions for Rupam Davé, they are more inept than they pretend to be. In a situation where a previously balloted candidate withdraws, a replacement candidate is not required to gather signatures. The new candidate only needs to be causused in by their Party.

But your LakeCountyEye feels the McHenryCountyBlog's pain. And observes that it is not too late to run Patsy Tonya Franklin as an Independent. To be sure, running as an Independent is sort of like taking your cousin to the prom. But since this is McHenry County, who will know any different?

Congressman & banty rooster Joe Walsh may think there are no independent voters left ...

But your LakeCountyEye is quite sure 1500 independents can be found, just enough needed for that Independent candidate of yours to get on the November ballot!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dependent Voters

The Lake County Congressman who everyone loves to hate, Joe Walsh, is at it again. He's been hogging all the headlines, or at least all the YouTube bandwidth. According to the Daily Herald, Walsh told a townhall:
"The Democratic Party promises groups of people everything," the McHenry Tea Partyer said. "They want the Hispanic vote. They want Hispanics to be dependent on government, just like they got African Americans dependent on government. That's their game."
Walsh in hot water for Schaumburg town hall comments about blacks, Hispanics
Here's the irrefutable video evidence:

Rep. Joe Walsh's Macaca Moment
While Walsh is probably not counting on getting much of the African American or Hispanic vote, he did qualify his remarks to the Daily Herald:
In an interview Friday, Walsh said his statements "have nothing to do with race."
Walsh in hot water for Schaumburg town hall comments about blacks, Hispanics
Walsh who can be counted on to call a spade a spade, deserves kudos. His concern has everything to do with government subsidies and those who have become dependent on them. The big-government political parties are so freewheeling when it comes out to making promises, your LakeCountyEye can immediately think of at least 10 more groups of people who would be indigent were it not for their government entitlements. Here are ten of them:

Ten More Voting Blocks Dependent on
Their Government's Largess
  1. Public Sector Pensioners
  2. Route 53 Extension Planners
  3. Medicare / Medicaid / Social Security Recipients
  4. Lake County Fielders Season Ticket Holders
  5. Concealed Carry Advocates
  6. Fort Sheridan Golfers
  7. Lake County Traffic Circle Proponents
  8. Nuclear Power Supporters
  9. Lake County Casino High Rollers
  10. One-Term Congressmen

Look for your LakeCountyEye with no budget axe to grind.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quorum ...

Everybody was kungfu fightingAn old fashioned fracas is a-shakin' over in Crystal Lake. As readers of this blog are crystal clear ...
Franklin, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn
TeaParty candidate Tonya Franklin wants the McHenry County GOP to caucus her onto the ballot for Rep District 63. Franklin has the backing of some tightly wound political muscle, including Sharon Meroni & Cal Skinner, who got her vetted by their GOP leadership.

Meroni is a big birther of local note & and notorious for filing nuisance ballot objections against candidates she doesn't care much for. While Skinner unsurprisingly is one of the tireless tax fighters at the McHenryCountyBlog.

Needless to say the McHenry County GOP Central Committee, chaired by State Rep Mike Tryon, decided the ballot didn't need any more loose canons and declined to slate Franklin.

End of story? Haha, the McHenry TeaPartiers called a special meeting, for this Saturday in Crystal Lake, of the McHenry County GOP Central Committee. If a quorum of GOP committeemen convene, they can caucus in Franklin at the special meeting.

The organizers doubtless are hoping there will be some flies on the wall at their meeting, however -- otherwise it is not likely they will make their quorum. In fact your LakeCountyEye has learned from unimpregnable sources that they will not draw a quorum -- expect the McHenry County GOP leaders & rank-and-file to boycott the meeting. Your LakeCountyEye offers as proof these 10 overheard expressly stated excuses:

Ten Reasons Why McHenry County GOP Committeemen
Will Not Attend Their Special Central Committee Meeting
  1. Got stuck behind a tractor on Route 47.
  2. Illinois law prohibits concealed carry -- decline to attend without adequate protection.
  3. The birth certificate is in the bank safe box -- can't get to it before Monday.
  4. What's the WebEx number?
  5. Saturday is the day we rotate the crops.
  6. Never got the notice -- the spam filter blocks everything from the McHenryCountyBlog.
  7. Isn't June 2 Apocalypse 2012 day?
  8. Currently in Springfield, cussin' out Michael Madigan:

  9. Our people will call your people.
  10. What is this supposed to be -- Lake County?

Look for your LakeCountyFly on a wall near you.