Monday, September 30, 2019

Meat Bundle

An actual unretouched web embed from State Senator Dan McConchie's Facebook:

Note to Ops: Never pass up an opportunity to toss your base some red meat.

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Yes You're Canned
You don't have to be the Molly Maid to know someone is cleaning house in North Barrington.

Back in July this blog reported that ...
The Sweet Deal
North Barrington had a new Village President, Eleanor Sweet McDonnell; and that McDonnell would be firing village personnel.

Well, wait no more.  Eleanor Sweet McDonnell has been firing North Barrington village personnel:
North Barrington mayor replaces village administrator
Note to Ops:  If you happen to be looking for employment, new North Barrington Village President Eleanor Sweet McDonnell runs an executive search firm:
The Remington Group, LLC
Just Sayin!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Over and Out

An actual unretouched screencap from the Old Gray Lady in the burbs, the Daily Herald:

Ex-legislator over nude photos he is accused of posting online
Note to Ops: It ain't over til it's over.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Delegate Information for 2020 Convention

You are invited to attend one of the several statewide delegate information sessions to learn more about how to become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July.
  • Greenbelt Cultural Center
  • 1215 Green Bay Rd
  • North Chicago IL

  • September 25
  • 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Car Bomb

Call SpotHero Instead
It was predicted on this blog a scant four days back:
Fricassee Me in St Louis
The Lake County exploding oil train would be back and it would be loaded with crude:
A car on Route 83 in Grayslake was struck by a Canadian National freight train on Monday, Sept. 16, at 9:30 p.m.
Freight train wrecks vehicle stuck on crossing in Grayslake; driver escapes unharmed
One spokesman said the industry does not foresee any significant impact events in the near future. "We'll be aiming for passenger vehicles, deer, Metra coaches, nothing major.  We don't expect to be back up to full speed right away."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fricassee Me in St Louis

It was a train wreck.
The exploding oil train failed to explode in Lake County this week. It exploded near St Louis instead:
Thick, black smoke can be seen for miles and evacuations have been ordered after a train derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis.
Schools, homes evacuated after a train derails in Illinois suburb of St. Louis
One industry spokesman said engineers are working on the problem and you may expect to see the trains exploding again in Lake County at a later date.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Last in the Shuffle

A actual, unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette:

Sen. McConchie-sponsored law amending the State Treasurer Act goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020

Granted truth may be stranger than fiction, but that doesn't change the fact that the Lake County Gazette is your #1 source of fiction in Lake County.

With that in mind, how does any Republican State Senator ...
  1. Sponsor a Bill
  2. Get that Bill Passed
  3. See the Bill Signed into Law
  4. ... by a Democratic Governor?
Well, State Senator Dan McConchie proved it can be done. The trick is to do it in reverse order:
  1. Bill is Passed
  2. Bill is Signed into Law
  3. McConchie Sponsors the Bill

Bill Status of HB2237 :: 101st General Assembly
McConchie was added as a sponsor to HB2237 four days after it was signed into law!

That's how it is done, son.

In related news, State Senator Dan McConchie is predicting that ...
  • The Bears will lose their opening game.
  • Marijuana will be legal in Illinois by the end of the year.
  • Donald Trump will say something stupid.
Note to Ops: You heard it here first!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Surf War

What happens under Crystal Lake doesn't stay in Crystal Lake.

As readers of this blog are aware ...
The Law of Remunerative Returns
Some residents were none too pleased when the Crystal Lake Park District passed an ordinance restricting access to their lake.

The ordinance was passed despite part of Crystal Lake being situated within the boundaries of the Village of Lakewood.

The Village of Lakewood was none too pleased enough to send the Crystal Lake Park District a letter:

Re: Ordinance 11.41.1 amending Parks and Property Owned or Controlled by the Crystal Lake Park District
Not exactly a cease and desist letter, the Village of Lakewood sent a NIMBY letter:
Note to Ops: When you're in Crystal lake, ask for bottled water. Just Sayin!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

McSweeney to Flee the Sceney

The picture in the attic.
Your LakeCountyEye won't have David McSweeney to kick around any more. Lame Duck Lake County politician McSweeney says he will not seek another term:
David McSweeney is out as a state representative but not out of politics. The Barrington Hills Republican announced Thursday he won't run for re-election next year and instead will pivot to a statewide bid in 2022. "I'll serve out the rest of my term and very likely will run for secretary of state (in 2022) if Jesse White doesn't run," McSweeney said referring to the popular Democrat incumbent, "or U.S. Senate depending on the circumstances."
McSweeney sets sights on statewide office, won't seek re-election
Highly observant observers say McSweeney had only one option: to quit while he's ahead: "What would he do if he lost his seat in 2020? Run for US Senate Governor Secretary of State two years later on a record of not being able to get re-elected?"

As things stand, McSweeney can tell his voters with a straight face:
"I think I can add value to the state's major problems," McSweeney said.
State Rep. McSweeney plans to run for new office in 2022
So true it is. So true.

Note to downstate Ops: Look for David McSweeney at rubber chicken Lincoln Day dinner near you real soon.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Barrington the Beautiful

This installment of Barrington the Beautiful® features the village of North Barrington.

Incorporated in 1959, North Barrington is located completely within Lake County. As its name suggests, North Barrington is north of its more famous namesake, the village of Barrington. North Barrington has a total area of about 5 square miles and a population of about 3,000.

This concludes your installment of Barrington the Beautiful®.

Each and every week Barrington the Beautiful® will present an opportunity to feast your eyes upon one the beautiful Barringtons in the Lake County area:
  • Barrington
  • Barrington Hills
  • Lake Barrington
  • North Barrington
  • Port Barrington
  • South Barrington