Sunday, February 27, 2022

Wearing Nothing But a Smile

May the Farce be with You
WooHoo, your LakeCountyEye learned COVID restrictions will be eased on Monday.

In related news, while indoor mask mandates are to be lifted in Lake County, indoor pants mandates have been already been dropped in Fox Lake:
A Fox Lake village trustee was captured on camera exposing his buttocks to one or more village employees inside village hall in October of 2019, but officials call the act "unfortunate" and say there was nor will be any disciplinary response.
Fox Lake security cameras captured elected official exposing himself at village hall in 2019
One village elder told your LakeCountyEye: "It will be good to see all of those rosy cheeks once again."

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Badgering the Witless

Take a walker down memory lane.
Breaking international news: Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein is supporting for Governor some guy from Wisconsin:
Liz and Richard Uihlein have a candidate to back, or so it appears, and Kevin Nicholson is that candidate. He's a Wisconsin native
Uihleins give their support to Kevin Nicholson
Can a Wisconsin citizen be the Governor of Illinois? Citing the long commute from a Green Bay or Eau Claire to Springfield, one legal scholar said the answer was "if not a no then at the very least ill-conceived."

Uihlein owns Uline Inc, which is located 20 miles north of Lake County in Wisconsin. One cognitive scientist warned that if you live in one state but work in another, "it's quite easy to lose your bearings. In more ways than one."

Last but not least, one business expert told your LakeCountyEye:  "Crazy?  Maybe crazy like a fox. You can get labor at 50 cents on the dollar if you hire it in Wisconsin."

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Take the Money and Run

looks like a million dollars
Good news, today's pop quiz is multiple choice:

Q: Why did Uline move its headquarters in Lake County 20 miles north to Wisconsin?
  1. For the highly educated and skilled workforce?
  2. For the warm and sunny climate?
  3. For the cheddar?
HaHa, Uline owner and Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein donated $1,000,000 to Darren Bailey.

Uihlein made the generous donation because Darren Bailey is a Republican candidate for Illinois Governor.

In related news, Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor announced that she not only will be switching parties -- from Democrat to Republican -- but she now will be running for Illinois Governor instead of County Clerk.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Bailey Money

Can I interest you in a Chevy Volt?
Perennial Lake County moneybags Richard Uihlein is at it again. Uihlein donated $1,000,000 to Darren Bailey:
Conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein gives $1 million to state Sen. Darren Bailey’s GOP bid for governor
Who is Darren Bailey? Nobody knows.

Your LakeCountyEye put on some gumshoes and discovered that Bailey is a candidate for Governor. In Illinois.

And as if that can't bust your britches, Darren Bailey is also a farmer from McHenry County downstate Illinois. Bailey's farm produces corn, wheat and soybeans.

The farm, as far as your LakeCountyEye can tell, does not produce any dairy products. That would be Richard Uihlein's job. To produce the cheddar.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Start Spreading the News

Your LakeCountyEye got the scoop: Lake County is being galvanized by the Lake County News Dispatch.

What is the Lake County News Dispatch? Nothing less than Lake County's newest source of news:
Lake County News Dispatch
And who is the Lake County News Dispatch?
We are dedicated to aggregating news from local sources for you, as well as adding some of our own reporting on key topics of interest regarding Lake County Illinois.
About Lake County News Dispatch
The Lake County News Dispatch has the news and plenty of it. What more could you ask from your news source?

OK, it goes without saying that the Daily Herald may be Lake County's newspaper of record. But if their motto is "to fear God, tell the truth and make money", the Daily Herald has nothing on the Lake County News Dispatch.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Stop the Steal

... and they believe everything they see on the Internet.
There is no truth to the rumor that Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor filed for re-election as a Republican candidate this time because she screwed up the paperwork:
Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor is switching parties in a bid for reelection to a second term.
Democratic Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor switching parties for reelection run
Since she is the Lake County Clerk, after O'Connor becomes a Republican, she will have to get up to speed on how the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump:
  • Dominion voting machines changed and deleted votes for Trump
  • Sharpie markers invalidated Trump votes
  • Mail-in voting is rife with fraud
  • People were throwing out bags of ballots and "finding" suitcases full of ballots
  • Poll watchers were blocked from observing
  • There were thousands of votes by dead people and people voting multiple times
6 conspiracy theories about the 2020 election
Robin O'Connor will also have to get up to speed on how to ensure that Lake County elects Donald Trump in 2024:
Seven ways Republicans are already undermining the 2024 election
One Republican Party boss told your LakeCountyEye: "If the Lake County Clerk ever eventually manages to preform her job competently, Lake County will be in the red again in no time!"

Monday, February 7, 2022

A McLaughlin Matter

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Martin McLaughlin is angry about an Illinois legislator, and public health bill HB 4640:
"This legislator obviously does not understand what her job is, or where her authority lies as an elected state representative," McLaughlin told the Lake County Gazette
McLaughlin is angry about the language contained in the bill, which ...
would allow the state to "isolate or quarantine persons who are unable or unwilling to receive vaccines, medications, or other treatments."
Anyone who took time to read HB 4640, however, would see that the objectionable provision ...
"isolate or quarantine persons who are unable or unwilling to receive vaccines, medications, or other treatments"
is actually part of the existing law, and not a revision.
Full Text of HB4640 102nd General Assembly
Existing law and revisions to existing law are totally different.

The Capitol Fax says about McLaughlin:
It's insane that people are this ignorant.
Who doesn’t understand their job, Rep. McLaughlin? It sure looks like it’s you
The Bill's sponsor says about McLaughlin:
This uneducated legislator is part of the reason I am now in this situation. I hope it is worth it for him when he closes his eyes with no worries at night.
Who doesn’t understand their job, Rep. McLaughlin? It sure looks like it’s you
One fictitious policy expert told your LakeCountyEye: "It's a good thing that ignorant, uneducated Martin McLaughlin is merely an Ex-Mayor of Barrington Hills. If he was a Lake County State Legislator I'd be worried."

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Gainsaying the Lede

Policy Wonk
Lake County is in the 11th Congressional District. Who knew? Lake County's newspaper of record, the Daily Herald knew.

The Herald looked at who is raising money in the 11th and how much.

Incumbent Congressman Bill Foster's ...
fundraising total for the final quarter of 2021 vastly exceeded any of his Republican challengers' efforts
Foster's closest competitor is Catalina Lauf.
The nearly $4.3 million Foster had in his political war chest at the end of the year dwarfed Lauf's $255,976 reserves
For 2021, Foster and Lauf raised roughly the same amount of money:
although both candidates have raised more than $1 million so far this election cycle, Lauf's total receipts were slightly ahead of Foster's as of Dec. 31
Given these numbers, naturally the headline of the Daily Herald story is:
1 GOP challenger outraising Foster in 11th District race
Bait-and-switch or just clickbait? One thing is known, your LakeCountyEye checked the archives and found these memorable headlines from past Daily Herald stories:
  • Cleveland Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome Throws Ceremonial First Pitch in Game 7 of Cubs World Series
  • Hindenburg Arrives Right on Schedule
  • We Ask Mrs Lincoln: "How Did You Like the Play?"
Next week: "The Headline Writer Deserves a Big Raise"

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

The Big Lie Under Oath

Just like deja vu all over again, it's Groundhog Day all over again. According to legend, when the Groundhog sees his shadow that predicts six more weeks of circulating petitions.

HaHa, March 14 is the last day to file your nominating petition for the 2022 Primary. Which means: Have you signed your Loyalty Oath?

Every candidate can submit an Illinois Loyalty Oath, and when you do, be sure to read the fine print:
I am not affiliated directly or indirectly with any communist organization or any communist front organization, or any foreign political agency, party, organization or government which advocates the overthrow of constitutional government by force or other means not permitted under the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of this State; that I do not directly or indirectly teach or advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this State or any unlawful change in the form of the governments thereof by force or any unlawful means.
Signing this oath means you do not advocate the overthrow of the government of the United States:
Note to Ops: Anyone shown otherwise could be charged with perjury.

It's the law!