Chiraq: January murders and shootings up from 2014

By lr_admin By John Ruberry Douglas Park, Chicago–Jan. 2014 Last January Chicago officials were touting the low number of shootings and murders as evidence of their crime fighting strategies were a success. Realists such as myself gave credit to the brutally cold weather of last winter. In January of 2015, murders were up forty percent […]

Illinois Is Flush

By Cal Skinner The Illinois State Treasury must be overflowing. $3 million in state subsidies to build Divvy bike rental stations, the Tribune article says. What other conclusion can one draw after reading the Chicago Tribune article about a $3 million state subsidy to enable private bicycle company Divvy to expand. …read more Source: McHenry […]

Great Day At The Ray of Hope Foundation Golf Event Sept. 30th

By Charles Butler Great Day At The Ray of Hope Foundation Golf Event Sept I was a guest of Tom Sodeika, President of Precision Payroll of America for the Ray of Hope Foundation Golf Outing yesterday and my foursome consisted of the event sponsor Tom Sodeika, Todd Nelson, Eric Zaleski, Todd Nelson, and, NFL Hall […]

Un-Common, Not Core

By David E Smith Written by Cynthia Walker I became a math teacher by a circuitous route.  My degree is in engineering.  I spent five and a half years refurbishing nuclear submarines, and then I quit work to bear, rear, and eventually homeschool our three children. As a homeschool mom, I participated in co-ops, taking […]

Life Chain Sunday

By Cal Skinner Coming up this Sunday is the McHenry County Right to Life 2014 NATIONAL LIFE CHAIN Sunday October 5, 2014 There are several locations in McHenry County! Here’s the information you need: CRYSTAL LAKE – Rte 14 at Teckler Blvd, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in front of the HOBBY LOBBY store. Signs are […]

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Pro-Life

By Cal Skinner That’s what Chad Grimm told Chicago Magazine reporter Carol Felsenthal. You can find the article here. The specific language in the article follows: “I’m the only one of the candidates for governor who is pro-life. “If a pregnant woman is killed it’s considered a double homicide. [He would make exceptions for the […]

CDC Says Ebola Spread Like HIV

By Cal Skinner This what I found on the CDC web site about the transmission of ebola yesterday: But, this is the way medical workers dress while treating ebola victims: The Chicago Tribune ran this story on September 28th. So why the super protective clothing, if it’s spread like HIV? This is how nurses dress […]

GOP Attorney General Candidate Talks of Tribune Endorsement Interview

By Cal Skinner Paul Schimpf Here’s the email that arrived today from Paul Schimpf, the Republican candidate for Attorney General: I hope you had a chance to watch the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board yesterday.  Despite only receiving 1/3 of the speaking time, not having the opportunity to make a closing statement, and having the moderator […]

Obama Addresses Rape of Co-eds But Not Servicemen

By David E Smith Let’s give President Barack Obama his due. Last week he announced his “It’s On Us” campaign to end sexual assault of women on college campuses. All decent people agree that the sexual assault of women is a cultural evil that we must continually work to expose and end. While the cause of […]

Mother Seeks Help for Son Ex-Husband McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle Sexually Abused

By Cal Skinner The mother and ex-wife of former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle–sentenced to 50 years in Federal prison about two weeks ago–is seeking financial assistance for intensive therapy for her now-16-year old son. His father abused him for give years. (Read the McHenry County Blog story entitled, “Greg Pyle Get 50 Years […]