Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Are Unicorns Too Hard to Draw?

Q: How many rhinoceroses are left in the world?

The Chicago Tribune Creepy Cartoonist thinks the answer is two:

Stampede
The Creepy Tribune Cartoonist is pretty close. There are about 5,000 black rhinos left in the world.

Maybe the Creepy Tribune Cartoonist lacks the imagination or the industry to come up with a visual metaphor that doesn't demonize a critically endangered species?

For the record, there are 8 billion people on the planet.

Punching down is no way to go through life, son.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Good Old Normal Boy

A LakeCountyEye shoutout goes to honorary Lake County Republican, Darren Bailey. A State Representative from redstate Xenophobia IL downstate Xenia IL, Bailey has a beef in his heart:
I got news for the Governor, even while we were under his Phase 3 plans (gatherings of 10 people or fewer are allowed), southern Illinois has been getting together in larger numbers, WITHOUT his permission. We are frustrated. We don't want a new normal. We want the old normal
Rep. Bailey: “We don’t want a new normal. We want the old normal”
There can be no doubt about it, your LakeCountyEye has dropped some influence on Rep Bailey:

The Old Normal
Operatives are encouraged to join in on the LakeCountyEye fanboy rebel yell:
We are Normal and We Want Our Freedom!


Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cough Cough Cough

West Nile Virus is in the news again. But this time like a lady in waiting to a virgin queen:
A mosquito "pool" (batch of mosquitoes) sampled on June 4 in Hawthorn Woods has tested positive for West Nile virus.
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Lake County
The Lake County mosquito extermination agencies issue this same alert every year, to scare up demand for their mosquito spraying services.

This, however, is the year of the Corona Virus.  The World Health Organization says:
"Spraying or fogging of certain chemicals, such as formaldehyde, chlorine-based agents or quaternary ammonium compounds, is not recommended due to adverse health effects on workers in facilities where these methods have been utilized," WHO reports.
World Health Organization (WHO) Warns Against Hazards of Toxic Disinfectants

Note to Ops: Be sure to wear a face mask when they spray your neighborhood for mosquitoes.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Cook the Books

Where does the time go?  The big election is a few handful of months from now. Your LakeCountyEye of course is referring to the 2021 Consolidated Election.

Some 10,000 elected offices will be up for grabs and petitioning begins in September. Your LakeCountyEye can't think of a better go-to source for practical election advice other than Cook Library Chair, Bonnie Quirke:
  • Never enter a race unless you are going to win.

  • You know how you enter a race to win? You are savvy in the people who live in your district.

  • I ran hot pink signs, a great big heart: "I love the library". And those signs went all over. My hand-out was that. It wasn't issue oriented. It was a fact.

  • Double the amount of signatures you need. Or triple them if you are contested.

  • Because your opponents will challenge it and no matter how honest you are, some people will just sign a petition not realizing they're not in your district or they're not registered to vote.

  • Always know who's running, how many people are running against you.

  • Ballot position is very important.

  • Be smart, you don't have to be first. A lot of people will pick a woman who's last down the line.

  • All politics is local.


NIP Bonnie Quirke Library Board 11-4-10
There goes one tough cookie!

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Old Normal

Dan McConchie -- Lake County hands-off State Senator -- is sick and tired of everyone in Illinois being sick and tired. McConchie and 18 other GOP State Senators sent an open letter asking the Governor to lift the pandemic safeguards:
As COVID-19 cases statewide surpass 130,000, Republicans seek faster reopening
Given Illinois's substantial COVID-19 infection and mortality rates, when asked to explain what the Senators want, one spokesman said their demands are simple:


We are normal ...
and we want our freedom.


We Are Normal ...
And We Want Our Freedom!


WE ARE NORMAL ...
AND WE WANT OUR FREEDOM!


WE ARE NORMAL
AND WE WANT OUR FREEDOM


Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Saturday, June 13, 2020

All the Tea on China

When the voters finally got fed up with his embarrassing public antics, this Lake County Congressman was shown the door by his sensible Democratic opponent. Your LakeCountyEye refers of course to former Congressman Peter Roskam.

Roskam didn't wait for the door to close on him before leveraging his years of government service into a federal lobbying job:
Yum China Holdings — a Chinese company listed on the New York Stock Exchange that operates KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants in China — has hired Sidley Austin as its first Washington lobbying firm. Former Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) and three other Sidley lobbyists will lobby for the company on legislation known as the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, S. 945 (116).
NEW BUSINESS: Yum China Holdings
The legislation would expel companies controlled by the Chinese government from US stock exchanges. Yum China Holdings presumably wants to get the bill killed.
One State Dept official said: "We tried putting tariffs on Chinese junk food, but they retaliated and had General Tso demote Colonel Sanders to a PFC."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Move along, chop chop.

Monday, June 8, 2020

The McHenry County F-Blog

Note to Ops: This must be serious. There are even protest rallies in McHenry County. And the tireless trackers at the McHenry County Blog are there.

From out of the 100s of surveillance images available, the lede photo on the McHenry County Blog is this one:

Crystal Lake George Floyd Rally
And if you were snoozing (a common hazard experienced by McHenry County Blog readers) there are lots more pictures of that protester to check out:




Make no mistake, competition for Internet Clicks is fierce. And some political blogs will sacrifice honor for riches.

But unlike those other dog-eat-dog blogs, this political blog does not and will never work blue. That's your LakeCountyEye solemn pledge!

Friday, June 5, 2020

The Revolution Will Not Be Legalized

Hey Hey LBJ how many kids did you kill today?
The Village of Barrington Hills announced there will be a protest march this weekend.

HaHa Psych!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Rod Rolled

Rod Blagojevich wants your business. For $75, Blagojevich will create just for you a personalized video:

Cameo -- Rod Blagojevich
Blagojevich (honorary chair of Trump Victory Illinois), sent a personalized video to Lake County State Rep David McSweeney. And McSweeney sued:
An Illinois Republican who plans to retire from the legislature and run for statewide office threatened a lawsuit to take down a personalized video message recorded by former Governor Rod Blagojevich. When state Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) found out that a video of Blagojevich wishing him a happy retirement was making the rounds in statehouse circles in March, he sicced his lawyers after the online celebrity shoutout company Cameo to take it down.
McSweeney mulls lawsuit over 'defamatory' Blagojevich video
Note to Ops: If you want to get on David McSweeney's good side, send him a Rick Astley video greeting instead:

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
You never gonna regret it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

But Who's Counting

An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:




Lake County Gazette
Q: What is black and white and red all over?

A: The Lake County Gazette -- if one out of three is all you need.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Fever Snitch

Note to Ops: Hide your stash. Lake County has a narc in the State Legislature.

Unless you are behind the safety of closed doors, you better watch your back. That's because State Rep David McSweeney has been writing down what he sees. One letter penned by McSweeney landed on the desk of the Trump Justice Dept. The NorthWest Herald printed a copy:
McSweeney sends letter to attorney general to investigate Pritzker's 'unconstitutional' stay-at-home order
If true, McSweeney's allegations will bring in the FBI. To arrest the Governor.

Why did David McSweeney drop a dime on the chief executive of the State of Illinois?
Because local businesses cannot operate.

Face it. It's what you crave.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Off the Reservation

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that there will be a Presidential Election this year. Who knew? Not your LakeCountyEye.

Joe Walsh says he will not be voting for Donald Trump. In fact, the Ex-Lake County GOP Congressman says he will be voting for Joe Biden:
Justin Amash can't win -- he can only help Trump get reelected
So, be sure to bring cutlery, when you go to the next Annual Joe Walsh Freedom BBQ. You'll need some to cut through all of the awkward silences:
Note to Ops: And don't forget to wear your masks!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bumping Ugly

Your LakeCountyEye went to a fight the other night, and a Lakewood Village meeting broke out.

HaHa.

The Village of Lakewood (an honorary Lake County community) picked up some earned media this week:
An alleged fight took place May 4 between Lakewood Village President Phil Stephan and Trustee Bryan Younge, according to a report from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. According to the report, Stephan "chest-bumped" Younge, something the village president denied doing in an interview with the Northwest Herald.
Fight allegedly broke out between Lakewood village president, trustee
Health officials were quick to send out a reminder that everyone should always observe a minimum 6-foot distance before engaging in social chest bumping.

For the record, the Village of Lakewood is in McHenry County.

Nuff Said!

Sunday, May 10, 2020

You Can't Fight in City Hall

unlike gun shops
There is no truth to the rumor that the Barrington Hills village hall has been listed on airbnb for weekend shootout parties.

HaHa, Barrington Hills, which prides itself on being the only local Chicagoland community where a resident can apply to build a shooting range or a sporting clays course on their own property, will be opening their village hall to the public:
Barrington Hills' elected officials want village hall and the adjacent police headquarters to reopen to the public in less than two weeks, with visitors abiding by state regulations such as social distancing.
Barrington Hills looking to reopen village hall by May 19
Visitors will be asked to observe a minimum 6 foot distance before discharging their weapons.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hidden Agenda

Note to Ops: If you can't repeal ObamaCare, then go to Plan B -- repeal all social guidelines and let the Coronavirus spread instead.

HaHa, hands-off State Senator Dan McConchie took some jeers when he advocated opening the state back up at the expense of new COVID-19 infections:
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
Quicker than you can sneeze, McConchie is back and now is saying the Governor's emergency powers need to be clipped:

Limit Governors’ Emergency Powers
If you can't read the proposal above, that's because it was published by the Wall Street Journal.  Where it sits behind a pay-wall.  And no one can read it.

McConchie has apparently learned a valuable lesson.  If it's not on the Internet it doesn't exist.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Dead Reckoning

Charity begins at home.
Is it a coincidence that those who do not believe in Evolution and natural selection are likely to be those out protesting against stay-at-home directives?  And ignoring guidelines on social distancing and personal protection?

Your LakeCountyEye does not think so:
"Give me liberty or give me COVID-19," "F--- your face masks," and "Ban vaccines" were some of the slogans written on the hundreds of homemade signs and flags that dotted the rally.
Reopen Illinois rally draws hundreds to Loop, Springfield
Luckily, tone-deaf Lake County State Senator Dan McConchie has a plan that will fix things:
Illinois should start to ease back on some of the more aggressive social distancing measures as soon as the Illinois Hospital Association projects that ICU bed capacity is sufficient to respond to the projected levels of COVID-19 admissions.
Plan by eight Senate Republicans is a bit on the ghoulish side
McConchie's proposal basically balances the number of ICU beds available for grandma against the number of vape shops and gun ranges that can stay open.

A win-win for everyone.

Sort of.

Monday, April 27, 2020

McHenry County Befogged

An actual unretouched screencap from McHenry County's #1 fakenews source, the McHenry County Blog:

Message of the Day – Social Distancing
Did the tiredout taxfighters at the McHenry County Blog catch, red-handed, members of the Illinois Congressional delegation flouting social distancing norms?

Judging from those winter coats and knowing Washington DC's subtropical climate, your LakeCountyEye guesses the photo was from around Jan. 4, 2019:

Rep. Cheri Bustos, second from left, joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, and fellow Illinois Democratic Reps. Robin Kelly, from left, Jan Schakowsky and Lauren Underwood at the Capitol on Jan. 4, 2019. Bustos has fared exceedingly well in Trump country.
(Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

Democrats, take note: Rep. Cheri Bustos shows how it's done
Note to Ops: When you outsource your blog content to Russian news bots, you get what you pay for.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Q the Eye/04.25.20

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

Your pathetic blog is a total disgrace! You lie when you say President Donald J Trump issued these guidelines for beating the coronavirus:
Orange is the New Black Death
Is spray-on tan as effective as a face mask? A ridiculous lie and the dumb idea is not funny at all. What if one of the stupid morons read that and believed it? You would have blood on your hands!

I demand an absolute retraction! And to print all of President Donald J Trump's real guidelines for beating the coronavirus in November:
  • Bathe in Ultraviolet Light
  • Internally Bathe in Ultraviolet Light
  • Vigorously Wash with Disinfectant
  • Inject Disinfectant
It is because of fakenews losers like you that America is not great again!

John Barron
Dear @realDonaldTrump,

Sorry, this blog does not accept unsolicited submissions.

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 ... LakeCountyEye@gMail.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Hills Have Eyes

You gotta fight for your right to party.
Sick and tired of the man telling you how to live your life? Then head over to the land of the free, aka Barrington Hills:
A community low in legislation and high in property rights, Barrington Hills residents can indulge their passions and interests at home.
Barrington Hills is a Community Where Landowners Determine How They Enjoy Their Land
Barrington Hills is also the only local Chicagoland community where a resident can apply to build a shooting range or a sporting clays course on their own property.
Large Properties Create Endless Possibilities
You may want to think twice, however, about discharging your guns on that Barrington Hills property:
Barrington Hills officials may seek reimbursement from a property owner, an online home rental service and others for police costs related to a fatal shooting last month during a house party they say violated village code.
Barrington Hills wants to recover costs from murder investigation
Do Barrington Hills residents indulge in their passions?  Or is the Village of Barrington Hills the boss of you?  Your LakeCountyEye asked Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin.

Haha, j/k.

So, OK, how is the Village of Barrington Hills able to brand itself as a high-in-property-rights libertarian's paradise, all the while threatening to sue residents who violate their low-in-legislation village ordinances?

One knowledgeable observer explained it this way:  "Psych!"

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Gift Horse

There is no truth to the rumor that a Russian bio-warfare lab developed COVID-19 to help the Trump Administration suppress the vote in the United States.  No, the GOP has been successful suppressing the vote the old fashioned way, by locking up voters.

In 2018, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim filed voter fraud charges against five Lake County voters:
"Through these investigations and prosecutions, we are hoping to send a message to the community that interfering with our election process, which is the core of our democracy, will not be tolerated," Nerheim said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
And as readers of this blog are aware ...
Home Court Advantage
Individuals who are registered to vote at a house owned by the Old Mill Creek Village President, voted there in 2019. Even though records indicate they reside in Lake Villa.

Are these voters being prosecuted by Michael Nerheim? Your LakeCountyEye checked the records:

Contributions Search - Contributed by Smith, Tempel - Received by Citizens for Mike Nerheim
Note to Ops: Message received loud and clear!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Home Court Advantage

Rosebud.
A plague is ravaging Lake County, disrupting lives, and the voters want a remedy. Now.

Of course, by plague your LakeCountyEye means a plague of voter fraud:
Five Lake County residents face charges related to voter fraud stemming from the November 2016 election, authorities said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
Charges have been filed against voters in Beach Park, Mundelein, Riverwoods and Waukegan.  Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim told the Daily Herald:
"Through these investigations and prosecutions, we are hoping to send a message to the community that interfering with our election process, which is the core of our democracy, will not be tolerated," Nerheim said.
Five accused of voter fraud in Lake County
But as readers of this blog are aware ...
Odd Bedfellows
there are other individuals, who are registered to vote at a house owned by the Old Mill Creek Village President even though records indicate they reside in Lake Villa. Why aren't they being investigated, let alone prosecuted, for casting 2019 ballots in Old Mill Creek?

One knowledgeable observer told your LakeCountyEye: "Oh come on, nobody commits voter fraud in Old Mill Creek."

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Odd Bedfellows

Your LakeCountyEye
Who votes in an odd year election? Not your LakeCountyEye.

If you live in Old Mill Creek, however, you may have voted. Fewer than 175 people are registered to vote in the Village of Old Mill Creek. And around 40 of those voted in the 2019 election -- where Old mill Creek village clerk and trustees were on the ballot.

With an electorate that narrow, one vote would be worth 100s if not 1000s!

The three voters registered to vote at this address ...
38500 N Regis Hall Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL
all voted in 2019 -- and may have turned that election.

And as readers of this blog are aware ...
There's No Shelter in Place Like Home
one of those voters was the Old Mill Creek Village President. And (according to assessor's records) another one of those voters claims a principal residence homestead exemption on a home in Lake Villa.

Note to Ops:  That's how it is done, son.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

There's No Shelter in Place Like Home

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that Social Distancing is not a license to register to vote at one address but live at a different address.

The voters who live at this Lake Villa address, however, may have not gotten the memo:
If these voters seem familiar, they are the same lucky souls who registered to vote at this address in Old Mill Creek:
38500 N Regis Hall Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL
Which, as readers of this blog are aware ...
Shelter in a Place to Call Home
is owned by the Village President of Old Mill Creek.

Note to Ops: When you claim a Senior Homestead Exemption on a property, you sort of just attested that is your home address.

Just Sayin!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Shelter in a Place to Call Home

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that Shelter-in-Place is not a license to live in your car. Who knew?

As chance would have it, you can drive over to Old Mill Creek where you may be welcome to register to vote. At least these two lucky voters were:


Both of these fortunate souls are registered to vote at this address:
38500 N Regis Hall Rd
Old Mill Creek, IL
... which is owned by the Village President of Old Mill Creek.

This same Village President of Old Mill Creek is also registered to vote at that address:
Note to Ops: If you do register to vote at the above address, make sure you maintain a 6 foot social distance at all times. It's the law!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Old Mill Creek Hack

If extreme social distancing is your preference, then Old Mill Creek has your back. The Village of Old Mill Creek website is, for all intents and purposes, an online SEO ad for an out-of-town taxi service.

Does anyone need a taxi in Grand Prairie? As in Alberta? As in Canada?


Fantastic Reasons on Why You Should Hire a Taxi
Some occasion calls for an epic party, and what better way to celebrate than to roll like a Rockstar in the middle of the city? Indulge your guests and give them a party experience they have never experienced before, a party on Wheels! Limousines are good, but a Grande Prairie Taxi is excellent, here's why.
Village of Old Mill Creek
So, the next time you're in Grand Prairie, Alberta, be sure to tell the driver you're from Old Mill Creek. And if you can't remember who to call, use this easy mnemonic:
Think of Grand Theft Auto.
Only instead of Auto, think of Taxi.
And think of Prairie, instead of Theft.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It's a Long Way to Gary

An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 source of fakenews:

Lake County Councilman Charlie Brown (D-Gary) recently challenged the need for a $25,000 overtime funding request from the Lake County Public Works Department in light of the mild winter. "Something doesn't smell right," Brown said during a meeting of the council.
Lake County Council split by $25,000 overtime request late in snow season
Note to Ops: While it may be the largest municipality in Lake County Indiana, that is still no way to talk about the City of Gary.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Orange is the New Black Death

Today at 12:01pm an agent of the Federal Government hand delivered to your LakeCountyEye President Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines for America.

Note to Ops: It may defeat the purpose to communicate instructions for combatting a highly infectious pandemic via the US Mail. People these days are even afraid to touch their mailboxes. Just Sayin!

Having no such qualms (along with a Hazmat Suit from the last chemical spill) your LakeCountyEye secured an unredacted copy of President Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines. So you don't have to.
To be sure, these are desperate times. Could there be a more trusted source of vitally important & reliable medical facts, other than legitimate businessman and US President, Donald John Trump? Your LakeCountyEye does not think so. Here's the Trump Ten:
Donald J Trump's 10 Big Beautiful Tricks for Finagling the Coronavirus
  1. Stock up on toilet paper. They aren't making it any more.

  2. Spray-on tan is as effective as a face mask.

  3. COVID-19 will be rebranded as COVFEFE-19.

  4. The Justice Dept has given President Trump total immunity.

  5. Avoid Chinese restaurants.

  6. A 6-foot social distance is about as far as you can swing a golf club.

  7. Lost your job? Use that free time to plan a vacation at a TRUMP Casino or Resort.

  8. Not everyone has bone spurs. Tell your draft board you have the Coronavirus.

  9. If your State wants Federal dollars then you better start investigating Hunter Biden.

  10. President Trump's hair is not on fire.
Look for your LakeCountyEye sheltering in place near you.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Ay Corona!

Your LakeCountyEye
In compliance with the Trump Administration's suspension of habeas corpus and declaration of martial law, your LakeCountyEye will be blogging from home for the foreseeable future.

In his inaugral address, President Trump said, "We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty." And likewise your LakeCountyEye is prepared to spare no sacrifice for the good of the nation. At least until that coronavirus rescue check arrives from the government.

Note to Ops: Your generous donations will ensure that your LakeCountyEye remains online 24/7, while maintaining a 6-foot social distance from you.

Items of vital need:
  • Cheetos
  • Mountain Dew
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Scrunchies
Remember: only if everyone works together will your LakeCountyEye make it through these difficult times.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

There's No Need to Fear

Who says voting is a waste of time? On Tuesday, Lake County favorite son Mark Curran became the elected US Senator of the Illinois Republican Party.

Despite running virtually unopposed, Curran managed to beat 4 other also-rans and is now a GOP candidate for US Senate.  In his victory speech, Curran talked about the Saturday morning cartoon shows:
"People like those stories," Curran said Wednesday. "They like the underdog -- as long as it's not an underdog that bores them."
Curran knows he's an underdog against Durbin -- but voters "like the underdog"
Mark Curran has every right to fancy himself the not-boring Underdog. But frankly your LakeCountyEye doesn't see the resemblance:
Then again, if Curran ever wanted a part in an Underdog cartoon, he be shoo-in for the role of Cad Lackey:

Mark Curran

Cad Lackey

Not plane, nor bird, nor even frog,
it's just another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!
Note to Mark Curran campaign Operatives: Don't sell your candidate short!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Corona Vote

Did the Trump administration allow the Coronavirus to become a pandemic as part of their strategic effort to suppress voter turnout? If so, the plan backfired. The Coronavirus is suppressing the vote of those over 50, in poor health, maybe addicted to tobacco and other substances, with little education, and no health insurance.

HaHa, Operatives are asked to observe the 100 foot rule when they go to the polls. Make sure you stay at least 100 feet away from anyone with a temperature above 100 degrees. It's the law!

If there is a long line at your poll, please do not be deterred. Many of these people will be panic shoppers. Who think they got in a grocery line for a $20 gallon jug of Purell.

Hoarders Alert: Everyone who goes to the polls this year will get a free roll of toilet paper ...
The Primary Election is March 17, next Tuesday. Vote early and vote absentee.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

6 Guns Rvr Vu

Is that a gun in your pocket?
Your LakeCountyEye went to an Airbnb gunfight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.

Haha, the latest Airbnb shootout was held in Barrington Hills:
Authorities continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a man during a house party early Saturday at a rented Barrington Hills home, but they offered no new details about the slaying or the victim's identity Sunday.
Police: Investigation into deadly Barrington Hills shooting continues
Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin (who is also a candidate for State Representative) perhaps needed to inoculate himself against a village fatality occurring on his watch.  If not, why was McLaughlin quick to point his finger at Airbnb?
Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin said Airbnb rentals are prohibited by village regulations. "If this was a commercial enterprise that was renting property without a homeowner present, then that already does not comply with our current village code, and that would be a violation," he said.
Police: Investigation into deadly Barrington Hills shooting continues
It should be noted that Martin McLaughlin, who strongly opposes more restrictive gun control laws, believes that individual rights should not be infringed by government regulations:
I believe that government is never a solution to problems but rather in most cases is the problem itself.
Candidate Profile Martin McLaughlin
It is unknown whether or not homicide complies with current Barrington Hills village code.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Out and About

orange you glad I didn't say banana
Lake County honorary former Republican Congressman Aaron Schock is in the news:
Former conservative congressman Aaron Schock, of Peoria, published a lengthy note on social media, starting simply "I am gay" and taking aim at both news outlets as well as overzealous federal prosecutors who charged him with using his campaign fund as a private piggy bank — only to later drop the charges.
Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock: ‘I am gay’
What's next for this erstwhile rising GOP star? Your LakeCountyEye observes that the former office holder never held a real job besides holding some office or other. So do not be surprised if this signals his return to electoral politics. If Richard Nixon can pull off a successful comeback anyone can.

Is there room in today's Republican Party for someone who was forced, mid-term, to resign from a powerful elected position and who has also come out of the closet? Your LakeCountyEye suspects that even an honorary Lake County GOP politician can read the writing on that big beautiful wall.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Discussion About Super Tuesday

Here is your chance to discuss “Super Tuesday", the Illinois primary, and more.
  • Saturday
    March 7 2020
    1:00 pm

  • Lake Villa District Library
    40 N Munn Rd
    Lindenhurst

  • RSVP:
    (847) 266-VOTE (8683)
    Let's Talk Politics
Let's Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for voters to talk about important issues of the day with each other.

Sponsored by Lake County Democrats, Tenth Dems, Lake Villa Democrats.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Mclickbait

It has come to your LakeCountyEye's attention that news items about the McHenry County Blog have appeared here without proper attribution:
Portendous
Reliable sources tell your LakeCountyEye that political blogsites do not generate any ad revenue unless people are clicking on that blogsite. And that in the case of the McHenry County Blog, tirelessly fighting taxes does not come cheap. No matter how many government pensions one may be living on.

In the way of a mea culpa, your LakeCountyEye admits that it is getting difficult to remember to take the Prevagen pills on a regular basis.

To offset any lost revenues, your LakeCountyEye will post a link to the McHenry County Blog below:

McHenry County Blog
Operatives are encouraged to click the link above, so that they may partake of the full McHenry County Blog experience.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

No Bologna on the Corona

The Coronavirus: Apocalyptic Pandemic? Or media-fired mass hysteria?

To find out, your LakeCountyEye asked Dr. I.M. Bhatschidtkhrazzi, Professor of Viral Marketing at the College of Lake County.

Your LakeCountyEye dug up Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi inside a sterile room at an undisclosed location.

"Ya." said Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "The Trump Administration is partnering with local mosquito control organizations to make sure this coronovirus never sees the light of day."

Your LakeCountyEye was confused. Local mosquito control organizations?

"The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District. The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District. The Southlake Mosquito Abatement District. Clarke Mosquito." replied Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "All the major sprayers. The biggest, most tremendous sprayers!"

Your LakeCountyEye now was nonplussed. The Trump administration is going to contain the coronavirus by spraying mosquitoes? Surely he wasn't serious.

Crickets ... finally Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi said "Why not?"

Because it is February?

"It's never too early to get a jumpstart on the competition." sighed Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "The alternative is to miss the boat and sink like the Titanic."

Your LakeCountyEye was all like, but there is no scientific evidence that the coronavirus is spread by mosquitoes.

"Fake science." sniffed Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi. "And by that I mean there is no fake science evidence that the coronavirus is spread by mosquitoes."

Your LakeCountyEye produced a news item on the mobile device:
The world's largest manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in children, has announced that it will stop producing the chemical by the end of the year.
Largest maker of pesticide linked to brain damage in kids to stop producing chemical
Announcement comes after Trump administration reversed plans to ban chlorpyrifos and rejected scientific conclusions of experts
And your LakeCounytEye thought out loud, whoa now, did that say they won't be manufacturing your insecticide any more?

Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi smirked. "We obtain all our nerve agents from eBay. Where the insecticides are tax free!"

Your LakeCountyEye heard enough. Did Dr Bhatschidtkhrazzi have any parting advice?

"Tell your Operatives that now is the time to invest in the Stock Market. Prices have been slashed in the petro-chemical sector!"
Mosquitomist Two U.L.V.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Drop a Dime

Sportsbook
The Illinois March 17 Primary is a short three weeks away. And to operatives throughout Lake County, this reminder means one thing: Have you filled out your 2020 NCAA March Madness bracket yet?

If you haven't already, you can pick up a bracket card at the Waukegan Casino.

HaHa, j/k:
As the city of Waukegan waits to hear which developer will receive the Illinois Gaming Board's blessing to build a casino, city officials are looking into what infrastructure upgrades might be needed around a facility and how they'll pay for them.
Expanded Tri-State access at Route 120 among infrastructure improvements eyed by Waukegan while awaiting casino license
Of course you need to be in Waukegan when the casino opens if you want to be close to the action.  But don't go and park your RV in the Amstutz breakdown lane just yet.  Your LakeCountyEye has learned that the Waukegan Casino will not be built in Waukegan, after all.  No, the casino has been awarded to a high bidder in Mettawa:
Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher resigned from his post on the Illinois Civil Service Commission on Friday, a day after federal prosecutors named him as one of 10 defendants indicted in connection with an illegal sports betting ring.
Embattled Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher resigns from Illinois Civil Service Commission
You heard it here first -- bet the farm!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Portendous

An actual unretouched screencap from the McHenry County Blog:
Note to Ops: The tiredout taxfighters at the McHenry County Blog are not even portending to be literate any more.