Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fog Over

sauron gas
The exploding insecticide truck will not be exploding in Lake Bluff any more.

The Lake Bluff Mosquito Abatement District is destined to go the way of those Earth's species that have gone extinct because of pesticides:
Lake County is preparing to get rid of one of its two mosquito abatement districts, which officials say could save hundreds of thousands of dollars over time.
Lake County officials move to dissolve mosquito district in Lake Bluff
Operatives keen on inhaling chemical laden air are advised to go to the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District or to where Clarke Mosquito Control has been contracted to spray insecticides.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Princess Cruz

Note to Ops: Are you looking for a job at Ted Cruz for President 2024? Well, who isn't? The good news is you don't need to fly to some cliché Mexican resort to see the next President of the United States.

That's because failed candidate Jeanne Ives has built an online shrine to Ted Cruz on her website:
In related news, Jim Oberweis declared victory for Jeanne Ives in the 6th Congresional District.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Web 0.0

If Buffalo Grove's village website was a smoker, then last week it went to the store for cigarettes and never came back.

HaHa, the Village of Buffalo Grove's website has gone dark:
Buffalo Grove is negotiating with a new vendor after its website went missing in action more than a week ago.
Buffalo Grove negotiating with new vendor after website crash
It goes without saying, if you can't trust your web vendor who can you trust?

Having said that, is your Village on the lookout for a new web vendor? Then look at what the Village of Old Mill Creek did with their website:
Village of Old Mill Creek
The Village of Old Mill Creek is monetizing their web presence by selling Las Vegas real estate.

Note to Ops: Is the Lake County casino is coming to the Village of Old Mill Creek? You heard it here first!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Trouble in the City of Wood River

Stop the presses! An actual unretouched screencap from the Lake County Gazette, Lake County's #1 fakenews source:
The front-page story on the Lake County Gazette is about the Village of Wood River.  Where is Wood River? Nobody knows. Certainly nowhere near Lake County.

For the record, the Village of Riverwoods is in Lake County. But who is going to mistake Wood River for Riverwoods -- other than the Russian troll-farms that move content into the Lake County Gazette?

Note to Ops: In America, Riverwoods is Lake County destination. In Soviet Lake County Journal, Wood River is figment of imagination!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Third World

OK, everyone who thinks that boating on Third Lake is subject to no municipal zoning restrictions, take one step forward.

Not so fast there, Fill in the Blank.

HaHa, the Village of Third Lake passed an ordinance last month regulating the use of boats on Third Lake:

Village of Third Lake Ordinance No. 21-01-01
An Ordinance Providing for the Registration of Boats and Other Watercraft
and Establishing Rules and Regulations
for Village Boat Launched, Lake Usage and Water-Landing Places
Village Trustees passed the Law in spite of the fact that Illinois State Law says that the Village does not have jurisdiction over Third Lake, because the body of water is not 100% within village borders:
Amends the Illinois Municipal Code. In a Section that grants jurisdiction to municipalities over certain bodies of water within the corporate limits of the municipality and up to three miles beyond the corporate limits, provides that nothing in the Section shall be construed to authorize a municipality to exercise zoning power or otherwise restrict the use of private property outside of the corporate limits of the municipality.
MUNI CD-BOATING RIGHTS : HB3441 : 95th General Assembly
Note to Ops: If you're tasked with writing and enacting village ordinances it's a good idea to have a guy on staff who knows how to look up and interpret State Laws.

Just Sayin!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

I Came, I Shaw, I Conked Out

We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning.
Did Mark Shaw back the Kansas City Chiefs? If he did he's been backing a lot of losers lately.

Undisputed Chairman of the Lake County GOP, Mark Shaw is currently backing Jim Oberweis, as well as acting as his legal representative. Oberweis is still trying to get his 2020 election loss overturned, and filed an objection with the US Congress:
Oberweis' attorney in the matter is Mark Shaw, chairman of the Lake County Republican organization.
Already sworn in, Underwood disregards Oberweis' attempt to toss election results
Shaw also backed his own failed attempt to become the new Chair of the Illinois State GOP. The Chairmanship went to some guy from Springfield, while Shaw gets credit for being ...
a sometimes controversial figure who previously sought the chairmanship. Shaw orchestrated the December effort among hard-liners that led former Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider to agree to step down as party leader with more than a year left in his term.
Illinois Republicans pick Springfield businessman as new party chairman
One GOP observer observed: "It's too early to count out Mark Shaw. He can still file an appeal with Judge Judy!"

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. You may be excused.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Udder Revolting

Three Dimensional Chess
Paging Mr DeMille. Jim Oberweis is ready for his close-up:
Action on Jim Oberweis' petition to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to incumbent 14th District Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, likely will be taken by the end of the week, his campaign spokesman, Travis Akin, said.
Action expected soon on Oberweis petition to undo Underwood’s successful Nov. 3 reelection
Oberweis: ‘There is no question I won the race for Congress’
Cow-Puncher Jim Oberweis has petitioned the US House of Representatives to overturn his 5,374 vote election loss and send him to Congress.

One DC observer said: "If Oberweis expects to be named the 14th District Congressman, he will need to send a herd of dairy cows stampeding down Pennsylvania Ave to storm the Capitol."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Git along little dogies.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Sports Write-Ins

Is it Groundhog Day? Casey Urlacher is back again:
Recently pardoned in a federal gambling case by former President Donald Trump, Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher now is seeking reelection as a write-in candidate. Urlacher didn't file nominating petitions with the village clerk in December, keeping his name off the April 6 ballot and seemingly giving up on a third term as Mettawa's top elected official.
Pardoned by Trump, Urlacher launches write-in campaign for reelection as Mettawa mayor
Write-In ballots can be dropped off at any Illinois licensed OTB parlor.

Note to Ops: The pardon does not cover anyone caught stuffing the ballot box.
Grounds for acquittal?
Or another hilarious LakeCountyEye Double Vision®?