Thursday, September 16, 2021

Potpourri

where bowers and flowers bloom in the sun
Marijuana advocates, throughout Lake County, are giving themselves high fives:
Open burning of leaves allowed in unincorporated Lake County
Is the Marijuana industry in Lake County on a roll? Conjointly, there is good news from Mundelein:
Could suburbs' first cannabis lounge open in Mundelein?
Your LakeCountyEye asked a local head honcho: "Could the suburbs' first cannabis lounge open in Mundelein?"

He said: "Can I be blunt?  You don't go to the Vatican to sell condoms.  You go to a rock festival."

By the same token, that cannabis lounge may already be in the pipeline:
Suburbs' first cannabis lounge gets the thumbs-up to open in Mundelein
The local head honcho said: "Is the Pope Catholic?"

Saturday, September 11, 2021

911 Omission

Today is the 20th anniversary of the 911 attacks. Please mark this as a day of reflection and remembrance for those whose lives were irrevocably changed 20 years ago.

HaHa, j/k.

Please instead join entrenched incumbent State Senator Dan McConchie for a SHRIMP BOIL:

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

50/50 RAFFLE

GAMES

LIVE MUSIC

Note to Ops: Never forget your wallet.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Won't Somebody Think of the Children?

The Lake County Very Silly Party is spreading a broadsheet ...
They want to cancel Halloween!

Their demands are stark and transparent ...

"NO FORCED MASKS"

"If you are an adult living in fear of children who don't cover their faces it sounds like you could use some psych help. It's not children's job to suffocate themselves to make you feel safe. If you're that scared, STAY HOME and keep your fears off of everyone else's children."

You bet, your LakeCountyEye is scared. Scared that Halloween will be totally ruined if the kids are not allowed to wear their masks.

OK, your LakeCountyEye understands that some people may harbor some religious or psychological animus toward Halloween. If so then on October 31, simply decline to participate. Why spoil the fun for every kid?

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Friends in High Places

How many times has this happened to you?

Your Village government failed to submit an annual financial statement to the Illinois Comptroller, three years running. No problem, your Village auditor has agreed to file the report but they want a bunch of money first.

What to you do?

You can do like the Village of Old Mill Creek did and pay the auditor out of your own pocket:

President Smith: they were not going to turn it in until we paid them. So, I paid them personally which we can talk about at a later agenda item. They want a bunch of money for the 2019 & 2020 reports.
Village of Old Mill Creek -- Board of Trustees -- Regular Meeting -- Aug 9 2021
Note to Ops: Is your Village auditor demanding compensation for services rendered? Why not pay them with a personal check? It's a win-win for everyone. Your auditor gets paid. The taxpayers don't have to foot the bill. And you get to personally pay off the same people who are examining your Village finances.

Win win nudge nudge wink wink.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Labor Under a Misconception

The Republican Party of Texas issued a proclamation: "With the passage of our draconian abortion law, henceforward every day will be Labor Day."

In Illinois, where Labor Day is still a Federal holiday, your LakeCountyEye has the weekend off. Please enjoy a rerun from 2018 ...

State Senator Dan McConchie was host to a Youth Advisory Council. Where? At the Ela Area Public Library:
On November 15, 37 students from the 26th Senate District took part in State Senator Dan McConchie's Youth Advisory Council at the Ela Area Public Library
Sen. McConchie hosts Youth Advisory Council
What does entrenched incumbent Dan McConchie think of Lake County libraries? McConchie said ...
he had heard an out-of-town visitor once describe an area library as something like the "Taj Mahal." McConchie pointed to the "very property-rich southern part" of Lake County, where "every year they take the max they can under the tax caps" and build "massive" facilities. "Sure," McConchie said, "they provide nice services to their folks, but I walk in there, and there's people that are just sitting there on the clock doing absolutely nothing."
McHenry County GOP leaders: Want tax cuts? Look at libraries
Libraries under attack in McHenry County political realm
Your LakeCountyEye has obtained a photo of Dan McConchie sitting there under the clock at the Ela Area Public Library:
Operatives are asked to make up their own joke here.