Today, Russell Lissau at the Daily Herald takes another look at the contested primary for Lake County Board in District 15, which includes all or parts of Libertyville and Mundelein. Dan Donahue, who is challenging long-time incumbent Carol Calabresa, thinks the Lake County government should dump the golf courses it owns and stop competing with the private sector. Calebresa thinks it's OK for the County to operate golf courses unless it's clear they are a money pit. Both candidates are against building a new course at Fort Sheridan, however.
I've known both Carol and Dan for a long, long time and both are great people and great candidates, but I have to go with Donahue in this race. We need some new ideas and people on the County Board, and Dan's fiscal conservative philosophy and business smarts (not to mention good ol' South Side Irish street smarts) would be a great addition to the Board.
Dan was the clear favorite in the Libertyville Township Republican endorsement just a few weeks ago and gained their endorsement with over 70% of the vote.