Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Straight Dope on Aaron Lawlor

a dirty job but someone has to do it
An actual unretouched headline from the News-Sun:
Lake County Board chairman announces he is getting treatment for drug addiction
Aaron Lawlor announced that he is taking a leave of absence from the Lake County Board. He's in drug rehab.

Lawlor, the County Board Chair who just got a nice fat raise, also owes money:
Lawlor was found to owe $4,770 to Capital One Bank USA in a small claims court tort case, according to Lake County Circuit Court records. The judgment ruling finding in favor of the bank was dated July 23 of this year and the status of the case is now listed as closed. He was also named in a residential foreclosure case with MB Financial, that is now closed, from January of this year.
Lake County Board chairman announces he is getting treatment for drug addiction
Who knew?

Well, readers of this blog knew:
Operatives were asked to find Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor in a video of the January 16, 2018 Board meeting. For the record, Lawlor was absent at roll call, and the the meeting was called to order by the Vice-Chair, some 20 minutes late.
You Can't Spell Lawlor Without AWOL
And for anyone who didn't know, they did after they got a load of this:
So true it is, with great power comes great responsibility. And those responsibilities include sorting through discarded pharmaceuticals.
Raise? No Objections!
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Monday, July 30, 2018

High and Mighty

Has anyone lately seen Aaron Lawlor?  Not your LakeCountyEye. Lawlor's been harder to find than a needle in a haystack. The press hasn't said boo about Lake County's media savvy County Board Chairman either. He has certainly done a good job of covering his tracks.

Chalk it all up to summer recess. Operatives are asked to enjoy this Aaron Lawlor summer rerun:
In an effort to help address the serious and growing drug addiction problem in our communities, Lake County, SWALCO, and local law enforcement have partnered on a program that allows people to drop off controlled substances at local police departments. These drugs often include opioids, such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers. In this episode of Dirty Jobs, Chairman Aaron Lawlor participates in the delivery, sorting and disposal process.

Lake County's Dirty Jobs:
Pharmaceuticals Collection Program
Party Hardy!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Paper Peter

Does anyone know what Peter Roskam has been up to? Your LakeCountyEye hasn't taken a fresh look at Peter Roskam since well before the last election.

Did you know that Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, is a blackbelt master of origami? No one knows how to paper over the issues like Peter Roskam does!

In 2013, Roskam demonstrated for the IRS how to fold a sheet of paper into a Presidential tax return:

GOP Rep. Explodes At IRS Chief, Dramatically Crumples Redacted Report: ‘This Is Junk!
Roskam, the following year, shows Hillary Clinton how a blank piece of paper can be twisted into a national scandal:

A Republican lawmaker dramatically ripped up some paper during Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing
The good news is Origami Master Roskam is back with some new wrinkles. Here Roskam proves that with just a few pieces of paper in hand, anyone can be made to look re-electable:

Rep. Roskam, challenger Casten face off in heated forum
Coming Up: With only a single sheet of paper Peter Roskam makes a duck out of a townhall meeting.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Flannery Row

The audience at the Sixth District Congressional Debate was promised a whine-fest but got served no sparkling cabernet. No, they were served up a 60 minute sustained hissyfit from Peter Roskam:
Peter Roskam:
So the notion that we are dismissive of a misrepresentation not once not twice but three times is just tweet it oh just just delete it and go away I think that fundamentally would mischaracterize the history of having representatives who are well regarded that reflect this constituency.


Rep. Roskam, challenger Casten face off in heated forum
With Peter Roskam being Lake County's vestigial Congressman, your LakeCountyEye is contractually obligated to watch and evaluate the whole debate:

Just OK

Who won? The answer is obvious!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Skinny on Mark Curran

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An actual unretouched headline from the News-Sun:
Lake County Sheriff Curran under fire for comments to radio host Amy Jacobson: She has 'awesome skin'
The News-Sun is reporting that Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is being criticized ...
for sexually charged remarks he made on a radio show earlier this year.
Lake County Sheriff Curran under fire for comments to radio host Amy Jacobson: She has 'awesome skin'
Who knew?

Well, readers of this blog knew:
Sheriff Mark Curran:
Awesome to have y'all here. Um, Amy, um, I, um, not really met. She's six feet tall, got awesome skin, she's really nice looking lady. That's not bad waking up to, Dan?

Prisoner of Love?
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Farrago in Chicago

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.
If political science is the sweet science, then a dogfight is a-brewin in Chicago.

Despite not being confused and disoriented, Peter Roskam agreed to participate in a debate this week. Sources say Roskam (Lake County's vestigial Congressman) chose to debate his opponent in Chicago, because Chicago is in Cook County, and his voters "never want to be anywhere near Cook County".

Democratic activists however will be there to protest:
Democrats are planning to protest at the sold-out debate between Peter and his opponent this Thursday evening in Chicago. They're planning on having over 100 people there. This is a perfect opportunity for us to show we are ready to fight.
GOP to bus in counter-protesters to Thursday’s debate, says Roskam "in the fight of his life"
In reaction, Roskam is busing in some muscle of his own:
We're also having a bus take supporters from the suburbs to downtown and back! We're meeting in Wheaton at 3:15 PM and plan on having everyone back by 7:15. If you'd like to take the bus, let us know and we'll send you more details! We can't let the Democrats' protest go unanswered, especially on such an important debate night!
GOP to bus in counter-protesters to Thursday’s debate, says Roskam "in the fight of his life"
The Democrats have a simple message, that Peter Roskam is in the pocket of his donors and out of touch with his District. So Roskam wants counter-protesters there to make sure no one gets to hear the Democratic narrative.

What could go wrong?

Operatives are advised to bring their cameras. And alert the media.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Joe Walsh for Ex-President

Which one doesn't belong?
Note to Ops: Anyone can grow up to be President. And as Donald Trump has proven, you can dispense with the grow-up part of the equation.

This fact has not been lost on shockjock and Ex Lake County Congressman Joe Walsh:
Joe Walsh, the former Illinois Republican congressman who endorsed arming toddlers recently, said Monday that he'd never support President Donald Trump after seeing Trump's joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He called Trump a "traitor."
Joe Walsh: 'I Will Never Support Trump Again'
Despite being a diehard Trumpnut, Joe Walsh broke ranks with his commander-in-chief, this week.

Is Walsh attempting to change the narrative about being punk'd by Sacha Baron Cohen on SHOWTIME? Nothing could be further from the truth. Joe Walsh, in fact, is running for President in 2020. Take it to the bank!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

An Easy Marksman

AK-47 through 12
Bad news for those who can't keep a babysitter. There will not be a children's table at the next Lake County Republican 2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle.

Ex-Lake County Congressman Joe Walsh had been promoting a program to arm preschoolers with guns, called Kinder-Guardians.  And gun-owners were hoping to bring their toddlers to the next Lake County GOP gun raffle -- where some lucky little shaver would take home a pea shooter or a cap pistol or a rocket propelled grenade launcher.

Your LakeCountyEye has recently learned, however, that it was all too good to be true:
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh joined a growing list of conservative politicians blasting comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series "Who Is America?" after Walsh said he got duped into supporting a fake program in Israel providing firearms to 4-year-old children.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh explains how 'Who Is America?' star Sacha Baron Cohen duped him
The same Kinder-Guardian program that Joe Walsh had been seen promoting on YouTube now seems to be a flimflam.

Operatives who had enrolled their children in Kinder-Guardians are encouraged to contact Joe Walsh for a full refund.

Monday, July 16, 2018


Shockjock, and former Lake County Congressman, Joe Walsh may be down on his luck. Walsh is now doing PSAs for the NRA:

Who Is America?
Walsh delivers an on-camera endorsement for a program to put guns in the hands of pre-schoolers, called Kinder-Guardians.

Is kindergarten too early to acquire a rudimentary knowledge of mortars? Joe Walsh doesn't think so:
"The intensive three-week Kinder-Guardian course introduces specially selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semiautomatics and a rudimentary knowledge of mortars. In less than a month -— less than a month! -— a first-grader can become a first grenade-er."

"Happy shooting, kids."
It is unknown if Walsh has a personal financial stake with Kinder-Guardians.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Real China Challenge Updated

Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy
John L. Rogers, professor and legal counselor, will address China's aggressive acquisition of US technologies that impact this country’s military and economic strengths.
  • Sunday
    July 22 2018
    2:00 pm
  • The Stevenson Center on Democracy
    25200 N St Mary's Rd
    Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
  • $15
    (Students Free)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Kick in the Pence

Fiddy Pence
US Vice President Mike Pence was in town yesterday to raise money for Peter Roskam. Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam, on the other hand, was AWOL:
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is skipping Vice President Mike Pence's appearance Friday in Rosemont -- planning to be in Washington to take votes instead -- but Gov. Bruce Rauner will be at the event to introduce Pence, officials confirmed Thursday. Pence is expected to headline a fundraiser for Roskam and other Republicans in the area
Roskam, Hultgren to skip Pence event in Rosemont, but Rainer won't
Roskam had known about the Vice President's visit, officials confirmed.  Roskam could not attend however because he mistakenly believed the Vice President would be headlining a townhall.

Note to Peter Roskam campaign Ops: Waitstaff for the $25,000 fundraiser report an unclaimed sack of cash. Please hurry.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

25,000 Pence

QOTD:How many guns does someone take home from an Illinois GOP fundraiser for a $25,000 donation?
Answer:Ask Peter Roskam.
Legitimate businessman and US Vice President Mike Pence is in town to raise money for Peter Roskam:
On Friday, Pence is scheduled to return to the Midwest for an American First Policies tax event and a fundraiser in suburban Chicago. The vice president is advertised as the headliner for a fundraiser for Rep. Peter Roskam, whose district — carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016 — is the number one Democratic target in Illinois. An invitation to the fundraiser asks for a $25,000-a-couple donation.
Pence launches Midwest damage control mission
Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, no doubt needs the liquid assets to pay for some pricey, nautical-themed Internet ads:
If you haven't seen these ads, you need to sign-up with YachtWorld.

Note to Ops on the lookout for wealthy donors:  Your LakeCountyEye has obtained an advance list of those potentates attending the Peter Roskam $25,000 fundraiser:

"May I put you down for $25,000?"
Even Mr Magoo could see that this is another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Easter in July

The first week of July is a national holiday in Lake County, where the voters take a day off from work and hunt for Easter Eggs.

Your 2018 Easter Egg contains Lake County Chairman Aaron Lawlor, who has logged cameo appearances in many YouTube videos.

Last year, Lawlor scored a cameo celebrity-chef walk-on in this Lake County sponsored cooking video:

The Bounty of Lake County
And who can forget Lawlor's spot-on cameo Homer-Simpson-imitation in this classic Lake County paid-for video:

Visit Lake County Illinois,
Best Day of My Life in Lake County,
Illinois. Tourism
Well, Mr Lawlor is at it again. Of late, Lawlor has been actively pushing back against the movement to elect the Lake County Assessor. Can you spot Aaron Lawlor's cameo appearance in this Lake County Assessor video:

Julie Simpson for Lake County - "Elect The Assessor"
LakeCountyEye Easter Egg Hunt winners receive a free assessment.

Friday, July 6, 2018


Didn't You?
Did you know that 90% of voters when given an opportunity to vote for their township assessor, chose to sit that election out? Even more worrisome, there is another election scheduled, 4 months from now, on November 6. Don't people know that voting only encourages them to keep running?

If you are like your LakeCountyEye there is nothing you hate more than being governmental-body shamed into voting at someone's stupid election. The good news is you don't have to. Not if you have a legitimate excuse not to vote. Not to mention ten:
10 Absolutely Appropriate Grounds for
Sitting Out the 2018 General Election
  1. Fell in the Antioch Sinkhole.

  2. I'm Princess Nudelman.

  3. 3 Words: West Nile Virus

  4. I Don't Speak English, Capisce?

  5. Willard is My Pollwatcher.

  6. The Canadian National Train was Double Parked on the Tracks.

  7. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran + Jeff Sessions = BFF
    ... Nuff Said!

  8. Totaled the Car on the Long Grove Covered Bridge.

  9. The 100-Year-Flood Ferry-Boat Shuttle-to-the-Poll Sank.

  10. The GOP Does Not Allow It.
Look for your LakeCountyEye trolling Lake County floodwaters near you.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Election Meddling

don't ask for permission
Suppose they gave an election and nobody came? If the question was solely up to the Lake County Board, you would never know.

A Bill sitting on the Governor's desk could give you, the voter, the responsibility to elect your Lake County Assessor. Currently, the County Assessor is appointed by the County Board Chair, Aaron Lawlor.

No surprise, Lawlor is none to pleased and wants the Bill, SB2544, vetoed:
Lawlor argued that the legislation was passed with political trickery by gutting a bill and inserting the proposal in it so it could be approved in the waning days of the legislative session.
Lake County Board committees back opposition to putting assessor's post on November ballot
Not to be outdone, two Lake County Board committees turned a blind eye to their own political trickery and passed their own resolutions:
Members of the Lake County Board ignored the taxpayers who support SB2544 and chose, instead, to pass a resolution opposing the bill that included baseless accusations and turned this taxpayer initiative into a political circus by recommending that the governor issue an amendatory veto on the bill.
One observer close to the ground said: "I haven't seen this many tricks since David Copperfield played Las Vegas."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, July 2, 2018

You Can't Spell Courage Without an Entourage

If you blinked you would have missed Peter Roskam.

Cryptoanalysts have verified that Lake County vestigial Congressman Peter Roskam was in Palatine on Saturday:

Palatine Hometown Fest parade draws a crowd, despite the heat
Roskam is in the picture, flanked on all sides by campaign volunteers. As far away as possible from the crowd.

Next Week:
Don't Touch Kanye
  • Never put your hands on the boss
The Dos And Don’ts Of Being Kanye West’s Bodyguard

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Research & Disease

If you went to a Families Belong Together Rally on Saturday hoping to see Peter Roskam, you were disappointed:
Arlington Heights, Elgin, other suburbs join national Families Belong Together rallies
He was with one constituent however, Dan Proft, host of Chicago's Morning Answer. Roskam, Lake County's vestigial Congressman, met the cigar-wielding Proft in his underground bunker and walk-in humidor:
Topic #1 of discussion was R&D, aka Research and Disease ...
"R & D on research and diseases, infrastructure spending, all of these sort of things are crowded out based on Medicare that is taking more and more and more."

ATC: Dan Proft & Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL6)
Note to Peter Roskam campaign Ops: Cough Cough