Monday, July 27, 2020

Average Jo

Lake County favorite daughter Jo Jorgensen wants your vote:
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen paid a visit Sunday to the area in which she grew up, holding a meet-and-greet with voters at Post Time Sports Bar & Grille in Green Oaks. Jorgensen was born in Libertyville and grew up in Grayslake.
Libertarian candidate visits with voters in Green Oaks
Republican candidate for US President, Donald J Trump immediately Tweeted:
WOW! Sleepy Jo doesn't know where he is, or what he's doing. Honestly, I don’t think he even knows what office he's running for!

When told that Jo Jorgensen is a woman, Trump responded "Person, woman, man, camera, TV. What's the difference?"

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mobile Home

The Booth Cottage has gone mobile. Designed by honorary Lake County favorite son Frank Lloyd Wright, the Booth Cottage has rolled off its foundations in honorary Lake County village of Glencoe.

The historic structure was put ...
onto three multi-wheel power dollies before a truck slowly brought the one-story home down the driveway and about 750 feet to the south.
Saved From Wrecking Ball, Frank Lloyd Wright House Moved To Park
It goes without saying that the property taxes are lower in Cook County.  But you can beat the tax collector in Lake County as well.

Motor that house of yours up to a community like Round Lake Park -- where if your living quarters has wheels you won't pay any property taxes at all.
Just Sayin!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Strange ICU Bedfellows

Schoolchildren throughout Illinois are taught this story of some courageous settlers who joined together to win independence from a backward-looking and far-away autocratic rule. The American Revolution? No, your LakeCountyEye of course refers to when Lake County won its independence from McHenry County.

It is a historical fact that Lake & McHenry Counties went their own ways back in 1839. But, even though they had an amicable divorce 181 years ago, the two Counties may be facing an acrimonious reconciliation in 2020.

The State of Illinois is to be divided up into separate COVID-19 regions. One of the regions will be Lake & McHenry Counties:

Chicago will be its own region, as will suburban Cook County. Other regions are: West Suburban comprising DuPage and Kane counties; North Suburban comprising Lake and McHenry counties; and South Suburban comprising Kankakee and Will counties.
Suburbs, Chicago now in separate COVID-19 regions as state aims to target hot spots
Not everyone is happy with the arrangement. One undisputed epidemiologist told your LakeCountyEye: "Lake County is second highest in Illinois for positive cases of COVID-19. While McHenry County is over-represented by Trump voters who feel they have a God-given right to reject sensible precautions against contracting COVID-19."

What could go wrong?

Monday, July 13, 2020

With the Thoughts that You'll be Thinkin' You Could be Another Lincoln

the fakenews
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln! If alive today, the 16th President of the US would be 211 years young.

And did you know that Lincoln was a Republican? Your LakeCountyEye did not:
Donald Trump has claimed that until he became US president "nobody ever heard" that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.
Trump claims ‘nobody ever heard’ Abraham Lincoln was a Republican until he pointed it out
What else about President Lincoln does your LakeCountyEye not know? In a word, plenty. Legitimate businessman and US President Donald J Trump has unearthed 10 more unbelievable facts about his predecessor of which no one ever heard:
Donald J Trump's 10 Tremendously Phenomenal Facts
That You Did Not Know About Abraham Lincoln
  1. Lincoln had a deferment from the Civil War for bone spurs.

  2. Lincoln is on the 5 dollar bill.

  3. The US mint prints 5 dollar bills.

  4. Lincoln debated crooked Douglas.

  5. Ivan the Terrible did not interfere in the 1860 US election.

  6. Lincoln did not tear down any Confederate monuments.

  7. When he hit a golf ball, Lincoln would yell "Fore Score!"

  8. Lincoln did not wear a mask. Masks would always "ruin" his beard.

  9. They stole all of the towels from the Lincoln bedroom.

  10. Lincoln had small hands.
Look for your LakeCountyEye at a mattress sale near you.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

It Conquered McHenry County

McHenry County has been invaded! According to the McHenryCountyBlog:
What's Independence Day without a parade? Enterprising McHenry County Republicans decided to hold one even the usual blow-out in Crystal Lake was cancelled.
GOP Holds Mini-Parade in Crystal Lake
Does this mean McHenry County has been invaded by the Republican Party? HaHa, of course not, that barn door has been open for years. No, McHenry County has been invaded by outer space aliens.

See the McHenryCountyBlog for the shocking photographic proof:

Space aliens invade McHenry County.

The aliens disguise themselves
to blend in with the locals.

But some can see through the alien trickery.

Does ET make you go tee-hee? You're looking at another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision™!

[h/t: McHenryCountyBlog]

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Thin Red Line

Q: Who said ...
"The Village of Barrington Hills celebrates the fact that residents can apply for and build a shooting range on their property, they can even raise animals on their own land."
If you answered
Barrington Hills Mayor Martin McLaughlin
you would be close.

And if you answered
Your LakeCountyEye
you would be closer.

The correct answer is:
CBS Channel 2 News

"The Village of Barrington Hills celebrates the fact that residents can apply for and build a shooting range on their property, they can even raise animals on their own land. But when it comes to providing a home for 25 black and brown boys from Chicago, the man behind the idea says he has been met with resistance and a bit more red tape."
Plan To Bring At-Risk Boys To Barrington Hills Hit With Roadblocks
No secret to readers of this blog, Barrington Hills markets itself as "a community low in legislation and high in property rights" where villagers do as they please:
Barrington Hills is a Community Where Landowners Determine How They Enjoy Their Land
Property Freedoms
Note to Ops: Promises are like babies. Easy to make, hard to deliver. When it comes to local government be sure to get it in black and white!

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:

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.