Sunday, December 29, 2019

McHenry County Boggled

Has the McHenry County Blog gone vegan?

If not then why are they serving word salad?
What does that mean? No one knows.

Your LakeCountyEye does remember a time when tiredout tax fighters at the McHenry County Blog had nothing to dish out but red meat.

Note to Ops: Good nutrition is essential to cognitive fitness and goes beyond ordering off the senior menu at McDonald's.

Just Sayin!

Thursday, December 26, 2019

In the Days of Dole Lang Syne?

Hot off the presses! An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:
This would not mark the first time that former Kansas Senator Bob Dole was on the ballot in Illinois.  Dole ran against and lost to Bill Clinton in 1996.

Another Republican candidate for President, Joe Walsh, was unavailable for comment. For that matter, the late Senator Dole did not return your LakeCountyEye's calls either.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Up Old Mill Creek

Don't bother checking the Old Mill Creek village website to see if your home has been seized by eminent domain for a highway project. That's because the Old Mill Creek village website has been seized by the cybersquatters:
On November 7 2019 the village of Old Mill Creek website looked like this:
The next day, the same website looked like this:

Village of Old Mill Creek
The takeaway from the village of Old Mill Creek couldn't be less than crystal clear:
Renew It Or Lose It
If your Internet domain is important to you then don't allow it to expire.

Note to Ops: When hiring a village clerk, you should look for qualities like competency and experience and computer literacy in a candidate. And not just being the family member of a crony.

Just Sayin!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

CNN Analyst Renato Mariotti to Keynote Tenth Dems Awards Dinner

The Tenth Congressional District Democrats will hold its Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Road, in Deerfield.

Keynote Speaker will be Renato Mariotti, CNN Legal Analyst, POLITICO Magazine Legal Affairs Columnist, former federal prosecutor, and host of "On Topic" podcast.

General admission is $50. There will be a buffet dinner. For more information, go to, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Q the Eye/12.11.19

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

Do you know how to drive traffic to your website?  What is the secret to achieving a #1 Google ranking? Where are your customers right now? Why have we succeeded where all other Search Engine Optimization Companies fail?

You Cannot Spell Opulense Without SEO
Dear In Search of the Golden Fleece,

Those are all excellent questions indeed. And they all have one excellent answer: Do as the The Village of Old Mill Creek does.

Once upon a time Old Mill Creek had a wheezy old village website that had nothing to show but meeting agendas and eminent domain proceedings. Here is what it looked like, courtesy the Internet Archive:

Internet Archive :: Village of Old Mill Creek

So Web 1.0! The Village of Old Mill Creek knew they had a problem and replaced their sclerotic website with this sleek new pimpass product:

Village of Old Mill Creek
Note to Ops: The Internet is a series of tubes. Don't let your village website go down the drain. Act today!

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just under investigation by the Special Counsel, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Is Old Mill Creek Under Water?

If winter is here already, can spring floods be far behind?
With more annual rainfall predicted in Lake County's future and more flood events coming with it, the Lake County Board has budgeted more for stormwater projects that include improving water quality and buying flood-prone properties.
'The rain isn’t going away’: Lake County steps up funding to address flooding and water quality issues
The Village of Old Mill Creek no doubt must be getting a chunk of that money. What else would explain the brand new Old Mill Creek official village website?

Village of Old Mill Creek
If you plan to visit Old Mill Creek you better bring along your galoshes, if not hip-waders. The Old Mill Creek official village website has a link to emergency services -- a roto-rooter guy in Hamilton Ontario:

Village of Old Mill Creek
Note to Ops: The Lake County groundwater situation must be getting serious if you need to call Canada to get a plumber.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Old Mill Creek Down the Drain?

An actual unretouched screencap from the Village of Old Mill Creek official website:

The Old Mill Creek homepage contains a wealth of information about how drains clog and what you can do about it:
Reasons for Floor Drain Backups
A floor drain that is backing up can be confusing. It can be simple to think that there are issues with the floor drain itself whenever they occur. However, almost every time, that isn't the case. The truth is that typically, backups inside a basement floor drain are a sign of another issue in your plumbing system.
Village of Old Mill Creek
The Old Mill Creek homepage even recommends a plumber -- if you happen to be in Hamilton Ontario:

Village of Old Mill Creek
Note to Ops: Better check the books at the Old Mill Creek Village Hall. It looks as if someone monetized the Old Mill Creek website by selling ad-space to some roto-rooter outfit up in Canada.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hong Kong – Redactie Radio Centraal

Derek Monroe filed this report from Hong Kong:

Hong Kong – Redactie Radio Centraal
Derek Monroe is a freelance journalist based in Lake County.