Monday, April 29, 2024

Must Disgust by Early May Orders from the DA

How many times has this happened to you? One of your good old boys, in a high elected office, says he is retiring. So you recruit a strong, sensible candidate for the office. Only to watch him lose in the Primary to a gung ho trumpster.
Whereupon, no surprise, the trumpster loses in the general election.
Well next time, don't work harder, work smarter. Get that office holder to run in the Primary, regardless, where he will be unopposed. It's only after he wins the Primary, that the office holder should announce his retirement. And then you caucus in a strong, sensible candidate for the office. SIKE!

In other news ...
Randi Freese announces run for McHenry County state’s attorney after Kenneally announces sudden withdrawal from race
McHenry County state’s attorney Patrick Kenneally announced his abrupt withdrawal from the ballot after winning the 2024 Republican Primary. Not long after that, assistant state’s attorney Randi Freese announced that with Kenneally's encouragement, she will be a candidate for his office.

The End.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

No Cannabis Do

You just slip out the back Jack, Make a new plan Stan, You don't need to be coy Roy
Your LakeCountyEye won't have Patrick Kenneally to kick around any more:
McHenry County State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally said Tuesday that, "after nonstop agonizing," he has chosen not to seek re-election in November. It would have been his third term as state's attorney, and he was running unopposed, having just won his Republican primary last month.
McHenry County State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally drops re-election bid, will step down as top prosecutor
Patrick Kenneally is currently the 2024 GOP candidate for McHenry County State's Attorney. He made his surprise announcement a few days after 4/20, International Cannabis Day. Party officials are expected to meet in a smoke filled room to nominate a replacement.

Your LakeCountyEye will keep you apprised when further developments warrant.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Stand-in Somebody Else's Shoe

When you gamble with safety you bet your life.
No doubt about it, the writing was on the wall. The McHenry County man who shot himself in the foot now has established a farm team:
A Mundelein-area teen who initially claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting actually shot himself in the leg by accident, authorities said Sunday.
Sheriff: Reported drive-by shooting victim accidentally shot himself
A spokesman said: "Do you have the right stuff to be a McHenry County man who shot himself in the foot™? All you need are a firearm and an itchy trigger finger."

Farm team applicants are asked to attend the Mundelein outdoor cannabis festival. Where they will obtain valuable experience at misfiring their weapons.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Evaporated Milk

Make It Go Away
HL Mencken, the Sage of Baltimore, once said "nobody ever went bankrupt selling ice cream to the American people":
Oberweis Dairy filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday. The North Aurora-based company, known for its ice cream and milk packaged in glass bottles, filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the Northern District of Illinois, court records show.
Oberweis Dairy files for bankruptcy protection with more than $4M owed: court filings
The dairy belongs to the family of perennial Republican candidate Jim Oberweis. Oberweis, who inherited the family business, was on the ballot in Lake County for Governor, US Senate, US Congress, on numerous occasions. Oberweis campaigned on anti-immigration, anti-abortion, and other far-right issues. Oberweis is now the owner of a bankrupt business and is not to be confused with perennial candidate and business-owner Donald J Trump.

Note to Ops: April 15 is tax day. Declaring bankruptcy does not get you out of having to file your Federal taxes.

Friday, April 12, 2024

A Dox on Your House

This is dedicated to each Lake County voter who is experiencing an identity crisis. You know who you are.

The Lake County Gazette has published the names, addresses, birth dates of every Lake County registered voter:

Needless to say, that is enough information to steal your identity. The Illinois Attorney General is investigating:
The State Board of Elections has asked Attorney General Kwame Raoul to consider legal action against the publisher of far-right faux newspapers and websites for publishing personal information about Illinois voters.
State elections board asks AG’s office to look into publisher of fake newspapers for printing voter data
Being Lake County's #1 fakenews source, the Lake County Gazette deploys web bots to generate much of its content.

Note to Ops: There are many reputable services available that promise to monitor, alert, and assist in preventing or recovering from identity theft.
Identity theft
Just Sayin!

Sunday, April 7, 2024


sunlight is the best disinfectant
Anyone driving down to see the eclipse might want to leave their Tesla in the garage. None of those solar charging stations will be of much use to you.

One solar facility in particular will be of no use to one Lake County community.  Hawthorn Woods residents successfully stopped a solar farm from going up in their backyards:
An application for a proposed commercial solar farm site along Fairfield Road in Hawthorn Woods has been withdrawn. The village's recent annexation of the property is being challenged in court.
Public hearing on proposed commercial solar facility near Hawthorn Woods canceled as village annexes property
When asked if the Waukegan Airport will annex the property, a spokesman said: "No. The last time we annexed a solar farm, the first electric jumbojet that went up ran out of batteries at 30,000 feet."

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

April is the Foolest Month

AI Deepfake
Breaking news: Reliable sources tell your LakeCountyEye that April Fool's Day has been moved forward to April 2, at least for the current year.

Who knew? Not your LakeCountyEye. Mark your calendars. It's not every day that your horometrical overlords fool around with April Fool's Day.

In related news, a truck did not crash into the Long Grove covered bridge. And the Waukegan Airport did not annex any public land. And no one was baked at the Mundelein cannabis festival.

The McHenry County Man who did not shoot himself in the foot was unavailable for comment.