Hi everyone - my apologies for being "off the grid" as of late, but I just finished a major round of briefing for a case, and now I am able to get back to politics a bit better.
First up in today's news is my friend Judge Daniel Shanes, who addressed the Buffalo Grove Chamber of Commerce recently at a luncheon to talk about the Lake County Judicial System. This was not a political speech, but Team America hears that Shanes' opponent, Buffalo Grove Mayor Jeffrey Braiman, objected to Shanes speaking, but to no avail. Looks like Braiman has his hands full trying to manage former trustee Lisa Stone at the most recent Village Board meeting, so maybe Mayor Braiman ought to concentrate on serving his constituency, rather than being Terry's Link's surrogate in a judicial sub-circuit race.
Meanwhile, the Lake County Republican Federation will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this week with its annual Spring Gala at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The dinner will feature keynote speaker Governor Scott Walker, who has quite a following among Illinois Republicans. Ticket sales will only be open through Tuesday at the latest, and we already have more than 600 confirmed attendees, so this will be quite an event.
What else is going on out there?