On County Board Business….
Anyone else following the pace of spending in the past couple of months? Is there any reason to be concerned? Let’s see…
Should we be nervous about the county giving a green light to a firm that the county once sued for structure default on the roofing system at the Kane County Judicial Center? Yet it appears that they just received another contract for architectural work.
Some may ask why would you choose to “rehire” someone who you successfully sued, one that made hundreds of thousands of dollars in retribution after, at least appearing to be guilty of some neglectful action? Why else pay a settlement fee?
Guess if you are a good campaign donor much can be forgiven. This has passed the finance committee.
It will most likely be rubber stamped by Chairman McConnaughay allies on Executive Committee and the cost to us will be millions once the wheels are set in motion for more contract and construction and technology upgrades at the Government Center.
Can we afford it?
Who knows? And, most disturbing of all, who cares?
The answer would be a paltry few at this point.
Taxpayers keep on paying.
The assumption is that our money is not their money. Enough said.
Bankruptcy will be blamed on this administration.
Not the next one.
The Republican National Convention in Tampa….Kane County Style
Any Kane County residents watching the GOP Convention this week got a glimpse of some Kane County notables on television this week.
They also may have read about them via reports of the Aurora Beacon news.
Did you know that Kane County has a resident with the second highest held Republican party position in the State of Illinois?
Gabriela Wyatt was appointed Co Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party?
She joins GOP Party Chairman Patrick Brady of St. Charles (Kane County) as being the second highest ranking state party official that had little to no political resume prior to being anointed to the position.
Brady, known nationally, though not identified by name, is the head of a party that receives recognition with one resounding question…
How did that idiot Rod Blagojevich get elected? How could his opponent have lost.
Again. Look to Brady, Hastert and Company.
Gabriella Wyatt, of the Illinois Republican Hispanic Association was appointed and anointed to the second highest position.
She is Chairman (past or present) of the organization that has $6.95 in its state recorded finance reports. Her sister-in-law is Treasurer.
Any Republican knows that outreach to the Hispanic Community is of extreme importance. But can the GOP not really put their money where their mouth is?
County observers note that Gabriela Wyatt had no more than nine or ten members attend her meetings. Her organization RNHA of Illinois was founded in 2007. At that time the treasury held almost $5000.
Notable donors were some county engineering interests and the contractual fundraiser for ex Speaker Dennis Hastert.
And while she was Chairman of that organization the Illinois Republican Central Committee rewarded her policy of losing money for her organization by giving the Chairman of a $6.95 organization the second highest appointment in the Illinois Republican Party!
What, are there no successful Hispanic executives worthy of consideration?
Of course, they are not affiliated with the county board chairman that did everything she could to deliver a Prairie Parkway to a politician owning land just a couple of miles away.
And, just to note, the second GOP outreach committee listed, the Illinois Hispanic Republican Coalition, founded in July 2012, has a grand total of $87.50 in its state finance PAC account.
With this capital investment from the Illinois Republican Central Committee we should see great results in the coming election cycles.
And if money floods into the coffers soon Candid Kane will be happy to take a little credit. Sometimes posts like these elicit a little activity after the fact.
So how did Gabriela Wyatt get to this position?
To be fair, she is dedicated to the GOP cause, like quite a few other Hispanics….But let’s remember.
Gabriela’s husband William Wyatt once served as a county board member and was once Chairman of the very powerful Kane County transportation committee.
Is it just a coincidence that many discussions by regular taxpayers were wondering why engineering firms were suddenly interested in a cause promoted by the Transportation Chairman’s wife????
Transportation in Kane County is where it’s at, or was, in the case of the Prairie Parkway.
Don’t think that the ashes have blown away on this project embraced by the inside Illinois Establishment….yet.
There is too much skin in the game, so to speak.
Dennis Hastert and his mentor ex Kendall County States Attorney Dallas Ingemunson have a parkway to look out for and a landfill proposal to keep an eye on.
Ingemunson’s partners too.
Transportation and garbage may equal big returns on investments in Illinois and elsewhere.