Thursday, May 26, 2022

Guns Guns Guns

Are you running low on guns? If so, hotfoot it over to the Lake Villa Township Republican Club Gun Raffle:

Lake Villa Township Republican Club Gun Raffle
  • Charles Daly 601 Shotgun
  • Anderson AM15 Forged Rifle 5.56
  • Charles Daly 1911 Field .45ACP
  • Ruger 10/22 Rifle Combo w/Scope & Case
  • S&W M&P 9MM
Winning tickets to be drawn during the Lake Villa Township Republican Club Golf Outing Dinner:
  • 5:30 PM Cocktails
  • 6:30 PM Dinner (Keynote Speaker: Lake County Board Member Dick Barr)
  • 8:00 PM Gun Raffle
Note to Ops: Please drink responsibly. You might be a winner.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Bet the Farm

Here's a moneysaving tip: Have you recently booked a flight to Las Vegas, because you want to place a bet on your favorite powerhouse Chicago sports franchise?  You don't need to do that any more! Go to Waukegan instead:
Plans for a sportsbook at both the American Place casino in Waukegan and The Temporary by American Place will apparently become a reality
Agreements will enable Waukegan casino to feature sportsbook; ‘It will be an integral part of the casino’
That giant bookmaking sound you hear are residents of the Village of Mettawa who are moving to Waukegan:
That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Get rolling.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


stop and rob
Note to Ops:

Come for the libations ...
Mundelein approves beer, wine sales for gas stations in town
Come for the cannabis ...
Marijuana smokers celebrate 420 holiday at new Mundelein cannabis lounge
Stay for the guns ...
Plan for gun range and store gets good reviews in Mundelein
HaHa, by all appearances, the Village of Mundelein is a local hub for recreational marijuana, alcohol and firearms.

A tourism and hospitality spokesman issued a statement: "Enjoy your visit. If you see someone waving a pistol in your direction, please do not be alarmed.  No one here is sober enough to shoot straight."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Make love not war.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Here Come the Judge

put their john hancock on the dotted line
Lake County favorite son and future Supreme Court Justice Mark Curran is back in the saddle.

Curran, who had been kicked off the ballot for IL Supreme Court Justice, yesterday was kicked back on:
A Cook County judge ruled Thursday that three candidates who were removed in April from the race for Illinois Supreme Court judge will be reinstated for the June 28 primary election.
Three Illinois Supreme Court candidates back on the ballot in 2nd District
Curran's opponents are expected to appeal the ruling.

Proceedings like these sometimes take years to wind their way through the courts. This raises a legal question: How will Justice Mark Curran rule when his own case finally gets up to the Illinois Supreme Court?

Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Curran Liabilities

OK people listen up. Everyone whose nominating petitions were challenged, but the challenge was rejected by your hearing officer, and you are now a candidate for the IL Supreme Court, please take one step forward.

Not so fast there, Mark Currran. And Susan Hutchinson. And Nancy Rotering.

HaHa, that recommendation from your hearing officer was ignored ISBE board, who voted 8-0 to remove you from the ballot:
Lake County’s June 28 primary ballot almost set; judge to decide fate of 3 state Supreme Court candidates
The Illinois State Board of Elections unanimously voted to remove these candidates from the ballot because none met a minimum ballot requirement of 791 signatures. This in spite of the fact that the ISBE's own candidate guide said only 334 signatures would be required:
... which all three candidates exceeded.

What's the reason behind the bum's rush from the ISBE? One knowledgeable political scientist told your LakeCountyEye: "It all boils down to five words: Supreme Court Justice Mark Curran."

Note to Ops: This is why you can't have nice things.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Party Line Vote

That giant ka-ching sound you heard came from the direction of Lake County moneybags, Richard Uihlein:
Late Wednesday, conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein, founder of the privately held Uline office supply business, gave $2.5 million to state Sen. Darren Bailey's effort for the GOP governor nomination. That's on top of $1 million Uihlein already contributed to Bailey's campaign.
Another billionaire throws major cash into the race for Illinois governor
For the record, Darren Bailey lost last week in a Lake County Republican straw poll. As readers of this blog are aware, Bailey's opponent "bussed in a bunch of Indian voters" in order to stuff the ballot box:
Too Many Chuffs and Not Enough Indians
Note to GOP Ops: Are you tired of seeing your elections stolen by better organized opponents? Then equip all of your polling locations with a Corrugated Floor Standing Ballot Box:
These ballot boxes are corrugated, stand at 50", and include a plain removable header. Best of all, these boxes are available at ULINE now!