Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Make America Donate Again

Repeat After Me
Did you click on State Senator Dan McConchie's illegal fundraising email?
A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
If so, the perpetrator of the illegal email deserves a bonus in her paycheck:
State records indicate her salary is $80,000.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
Note to Ops: Illegal political fundraising pays for itself -- and is all perfectly legal!

Friday, April 23, 2021

Winner Winner ...

A Chicken in Every Spambot
Check your spam folders. You may have an illegal email from State Senator Dan McConchie:
A staff member for Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dan McConchie has been reprimanded for using a state government email account to remind colleagues of a political fundraiser. Leanne Bucci, personnel and fiscal manager for the Senate Republicans, sent the email Saturday morning about the annual Caucus Chicken Fry Monday at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield.
McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email
Cybersecurity experts warn against clicking the Dan McConchie email.  You risk being the victim of a Springfield chicken dinner.

That's all your LakeCountyEye has.  Now scramble.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lost & Found Dept

Note to Ops: Check your records. If you are short one affidavit, it can be picked up here:

Affidavit of the Mayor of the Village of Third lake, Illinois

Friday, April 16, 2021

Lose By a Nose

If Lake County has an election and no one knows about it, will there be any winners or losers? The mind-bending answer is Yes!

A sales-tax referendum passed in Deer Park last week:
The increase would result in an additional 50 cents of tax for every $100 spent, which could net Deer Park an extra $700,000 annually, officials said.
Northwest suburban voters say yes in referendums
This will buy some breathing-room for Clarke Mosquito.  Deer Park will have plenty of money to give Clarke Mosquito to spray the Village full of insecticides.

But don't expect them to stop there. Look for Clarke Mosquito in the Village of Third Lake, where they will be dropping herbicides in the residential lakes.

DRUCE LAKE 2020 END OF YEAR SUMMARY
Dropping herbicides in the water is a little like spraying insecticides in the air. Except it happens in the water.

The big winner of the 2021 Lake County election is Clarke Mosquito.

Kerching!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Who Writes this Stuff?

Did you know there was an election last week? Your LakeCountyEye did not. In fact, no one knew. Which explains why all the write-in candidates won:
Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher, waging a write-in campaign to keep his job, claimed victory over challenger Jess Ray Friday with 151 votes to Ray’s 105 as write-in tallies were posted on the Lake County Clerk’s website.
Casey Urlacher, following Trump pardon, claims victory as write-in candidate in Mettawa mayor’s race
Casey Urlacher had been under indictment for sports-related gambling charges, until he got a Presidential pardon from Donald Trump.

Advance write-in ballots are now available on-line for the next election:
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. You can't win if you don't play.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Party Identification

5. Spoiler Effect
Did you know there are more political parties in Lake County than registered voters? The News-Sun says:
In suburb after suburb, you'll find parties with monikers like People Before Politics, We're in This Together, You Are the Village's Heart, the Common Sense Again Party, the United Party for Progress or, most expansive of all, the Party of the Past, Present and Future.
What’s in a name? A look at the strategies and schemes behind the obscure political parties of Chicago’s suburbs.
So, is it a coincidence that there was a municipal election on Tuesday? Your LakeCountyEye does not think so.

The winners and losers will not be known until that last absentee ballot materializes. But one thing is certain. If you were the standard bearer for one of these independent parties, don't forget to pick up your yardsigns on the way out:
Ten Here-Today-Gone-Tomorrow Parties
that Failed to Win, Place or Show in Lake County
  1. Very Silly Party

  2. Friends of the the Enemies of Your Enemies

  3. Measles Party

  4. Every Man for Himself and God Against All

  5. Lake County Catawampus

  6. You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party

  7. Some People

  8. They Got the Guns but We Got the Guns

  9. Illinois Unindicted

  10. The Republican Party
Look for your LakeCountyEye weeding a sign farm near you.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Nothing is Sure but Death & Taxes

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left." -- Einstein Plan for some extra time on your Tuesday commute. The roads will be jammed with people out to vote on their local referendums:
On the April 6 ballot, little Deer Park is asking voters to increase the village sales tax to 8% for three years beginning in July. Officials say the increase, which should mean more than $700,000 a year in new revenue, is needed because of revenue losses caused by the pandemic.
Voters being asked to increase their property and sales tax bills, in one case to avoid the ‘nuclear option’
Deer Park wants to raise your sales tax to pay Clarke Mosquito to spray the Village with insecticides:
The Village has entered into an agreement with Clarke Mosquito Control
Mosquito Abatement
If it passes, the Deer Park sales tax referendum will trigger a 4-stage action plan:
  1. People who stay indoors do not shop in Deer Park.

  2. Deer Park must raise the sales tax to pay Clarke Mosquito to spray the village.

  3. People flee indoors to avoid the insecticide spray.

  4. GOTO #1
Don't forget to cut this out and take to the polls on Tuesday, April 6!

Friday, April 2, 2021

The McLaughlin Goof

State Representative MAGA Martin McLagughlin may have hosted a fundraiser, last month, in a smoke-filled room. But since that smoke-filled room was in a Barrington pub, no one was allowed to smoke. And everyone could see what was going on:
That has not deterred Martin McLagughlin from denying that anything improper happened:
When contacted by the Daily Herald, McLaughlin said that was "completely inaccurate." There were two separate events, "then everybody consolidated into a single room," McLaughlin said. However, McLaughlin's own Facebook event page for the fundraiser said it would feature candidates running for local office, though it did not name them.
League of Women Voters decries party politics in Barrington local elections
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Nothing to see here. Move along.