Friday, January 31, 2020

eBay is Collecting Illinois Sales Tax

Lake County freelance journalist Derek Monroe was featured recently on CBS 2. Watch the interview here:
Monroe discovered that eBay has been charging Illinois sales tax on some items that are exempt under Illinois law. Read about it here:
eBay Charges Tax On Some Exempt Items In Illinois After New Law

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Does anyone wonder what former Lake County Sheriff and current candidate for US Senate Mark Curran has been doing lately? Your LakeCountyEye does.

The last time Lake County favorite son Mark Curran was seen, he was in Grayslake, talking to a police detective:

Watch Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Curran Lie During Jailhouse Interview
As readers of this blog are aware ...
Push Pol
last year, a rival US Senate candidate, William Kelly, filed criminal battery charges against Curran.

Legal scholars observe that if Curran wins his election, he will be sworn in as a member of the US Senate. Where, by law, the trials are rigged in favor of Republican defendants.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Train Stationary

Stop me if you heard this one before.
The Lake County exploding oil train not only failed to explode yesterday, it failed to even get rolling:
A freight train that stalled in Grayslake early Thursday blocked vehicle traffic at two crossings with state highways for nearly seven hours, creating extensive and frustrating delays for drivers and first responders.
A freight train blocked traffic for 7 hours Thursday. Grayslake leaders call it a 'significant problem.'
One industry spokesman said: "That freight train is like Donald Trump's sex life. It has no moving parts."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Move along.

HaHa, j/k.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Presidential Straw Poll & Caucus

The Tenth Congressional District Democrats are holding a convention with a presidential straw poll and an Iowa style caucus.
  • Saturday
    January 25 2020
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  • Stevenson High School
    1 Stevenson Dr

  • RSVP:
    (847) 266-VOTE (8683)
Presidential campaigns will be represented. Members of the Stevenson High School Political Action Club will help with the caucus and poll.

Doors open at 1:30 PM for registration. Everyone welcome. Space may be limited; Please RSVP.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Revenge of To Whom It May Discern

An actual unretouched screencap from the tiredout taxfighters at the McHenryCountyBlog:
Well, now they are just mocking your LakeCountyEye.

Monday, January 20, 2020

To Whom It May Discern

An actual unretouched screencap from the McHenry County Blog:
Also, take a look at what the tiredout taxfighters at the McHenry County Blog are saying:
Something informed Republican primary voters must assess of the Republican candidates is who can best discern the Underwood record, and discern fact from fiction.

Voters will best gauge how discerning a Republican candidate is when the candidates begin publishing their policy/position statements/papers. The expectation is the position papers is a "deep dive" into an issue facing Congress and challenging the Underwood record with what the voters in the 14th district need, and the approach to achieve the policy goal(s) and objectives.

This article is an example of the kind of discernment the Republican candidates must exhibit in order to qualify to be on the same virtual stage with Underwood from March 18 through November 3, and convince voters the district would be better represented by the Republican nominee instead of the Democratic incumbent.

The topic for discernment is one of Underwood's legislative accomplishments signed into law last month.
One qualified speaker of the English language told your LakeCountyEye: "My Eyes, It Discerns!"

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Move along, no discernibles here.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Q the Eye/01.18.20

Ὥρος Hōros
Dear LakeCountyEye,

How do I win my election?

Phillip Spiwak
Dear @Real Phillip Spiwak,

You won't win any elections with a name like that. At least not in Illinois.

Instead, use a good Irish-sounding name like Shannon. It worked for one Judge Shannon O'Malley:
He ran for judge, lost, changed parties, took Irish name, won Cook County race
Presumably knowing the law, this Judge actually had his name legally changed to Shannon O'Malley:
Candidates in Cook County changing their names to Irish-sounding names happened often enough that the Illinois legislature passed a law requiring that a candidate's old name also be listed on the ballot if the name change was made within three years before the election.
He ran for judge, lost, changed parties, took Irish name, won Cook County race
But don't make the mistake made by this DuPage County Forest Preserve candidate who was thrown off the ballot for not filing under her real name:
Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni of Elmhurst earlier this month entered the race to seek the Democratic nomination for the District 2 seat on the forest preserve board. But the county's electoral board on Monday voted to remove her from the ballot because of the hyphen she used in her name in her nominating papers. It turns out "Shannon" is DiCianni's nickname.
DuPage forest preserve board hopeful removed from the ballot
You can use a fake name to get elected, but be sure to file the proper paperwork first!

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 ...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Luck O' the Irish

magically duplicitous
The Illinois Primary, this year, will be held on St Patrick's Day. Coincidence? Your LakeCountyEye does not think so.

Not all that long ago in Chicago, there was one candidate with a Polish name who had no luck trying to get elected. So he changed his name to Shannon O'Malley.

HaHa, true story.

No, really, true story. That same Polish guy is now Judge Shannon P. O'Malley:
He ran for judge, lost, changed parties, took Irish name, won Cook County race
Note to Ops: Jan 16 is your deadline to file as a write-in candidate. And when you file, be sure to file as Shannon O'Malley. You won't regret it!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

You Can't Spell Dupe Without DuPage

An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette:
Sharpeyed Operatives will immediately observe that when it comes to the Lake County Gazette (Lake County's #1 fakenews source) there is more than meets the eye:
Who is the DuPage Policy Journal and why are they masquerading as the Lake County Gazette?

No one knows; so your LakeCountyEye asked Google:
In Lake County, you can always find a party. In DuPage County, Party always finds You!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Say it Ain't So, Joe

Will Joe Walsh be AWOL from the Illinois presidential primary because he does not want to be the target of a drone strike? To be sure, it would seem unlikely that legitimate businessman and US President Donald J Trump would deliberately order a military attack against a political rival. However, in the words of one Pentagon insider: "Hey, we're talking about Donald Trump."

The Walsh campaign is telling the newspapers that Joe does not have the money to compete in Illinois:
Walsh spokesman Charles Siler said the decision was made to allocate scarce resources in other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire — the states with the first 2020 votes in February.
Joe Walsh to skip Illinois GOP presidential primary
Your LakeCountyEye, however, was told that the Walsh for President campaign is better equipped to wage asymmetric war, and will pursue a stealth campaign in Illinois:
Note to Ops: Early voting starts Mar 2 2020, and correct spelling is important.
J - O - E - W - A - L - S - H - !

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Walshing on Eggs

Pop Quiz Alert! Test your knowledge of Newtonian mechanics:
Q:A rooster laid an egg on top of the outhouse. Which way did it roll?
A:Roosters do not lay eggs ... unless you are in McHenry County!
Haha, the McHenryCountyBlog is reporting that banty rooster Joe Walsh laid an egg:
Does this mean the tiredout taxfighters at the McHenryCountyBlog have forgotten already the first thing they were taught in agricultural school?

Or maybe the livestock in McHenry County are declaring themselves gender neutral?

One thing is certain: If someone at the McHenryCountyBlog tells you he is a chicken, be nice and take him at his word. They may need the eggs.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

No News is No News

Note to Walter Mondale: Have you filed your Presidential ballot petition yet? Friday is the deadline in Illinois:
Haha, as this actual unretouched screencap from a recently published Lake County Gazette indicates, there has been no news from the 2020 Mondale for President Committee.

In defense of Lake County Gazette (Lake County's #1 source for fakenews) your LakeCountyEye predicts that 2020 will be another no-news year.

Take that to the bank!