Friday, January 13, 2017

Introducing - Frankfort Mayor's Race

We here at the Illinois Truth Team are excited to roll out a new little microsite that we'll be using between now and the municipal election this Spring to document the issues related to Todd Morgan's candidacy for the Mayor (or Board President) in the Village of Frankfort in Will County.

You can see the newly birthed site titled "Part-Time Todd Morgan" at

There's just one post up there so far, but we're just getting started.

We covered Part-Time Todd here on the Truth Team recently. And you can keep up with all-things Todd Morgan for Mayor of Frankfort here on our tag page.

This whole thing about Frankfort needing someone who can dedicate themselves to the job reminds us of our good friend George Costanza.  Every time we think about how Todd Morgan would let us down because he's tending to his other responsibilities instead of meeting with local residents or other governmental groups, this scene pops into our mind.

Todd comes running out of the bathroom to tell his administrative assistant:  "Say Village of Frankfort...say Village of Frankfort!!!".

All that we can say to Todd Morgan is:  And you wanted to be our latex salesman?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Meet Bobby McNeily - Wheaton City Council

Over at Meet Bobby McNeily, there's a discussion about whether Mr. McNeily, who is running for the Wheaton City Council is the right fit for the City of Wheaton.  You can learn more about Mr. McNeily over at the Bobby McNeil for Wheaton website here.   Just one look at his shenangians in that photo above tells the story, right?  Sure, he's young.  But our taxes aren't a joke.

If you talked with Bobby today, you'd think that he was a normal, everyday dude who wanted to make a difference in Wheaton.  Heck!  He's even convinced a bunch of the Republican apparatus there to support him.  But, it is all a joke.  Seriously, a joke.  He's not changed.  He's still the same clown that he's been since college.  He's just put a little bit of a fake veneer on it now.

Wheaton doesn't need a clown on the City Council.  Say "No" to Bobby McNeily.  I know that everyone here at the Truth Team will be casting their vote against Bobby in Wheaton.  Join us.

Frankfort Can't Afford A Part-Time Mayor in Todd Morgan

And that's exactly what Todd Morgan, who is running for Mayor of the Village of Frankfort will be:  Part-Time Todd.  He even admits it on his own website where he points out his work as a financial advisor.

A Screenshot directly from Todd Morgan's campaign website.
We don't quarrel with anyone how works for a living, but just have to wonder:  where, exactly, will Todd Morgan's attention be:  on his bottom line and job or for all of the taxpayers in the Village of Frankfort.  Aren't the issues facing the village - from the evolving nature of the tax base to the impact development is having on our schools - enough for someone to dedicate their attention to as a public servant?  Or, do we want to have another politician enriching themselves along the way while serving dual interests of self and government.

That's never made for good politics.  And that's never made for solid governing - especially at the Village level in Frankfort.

The voters - and taxpayers - of the Village of Frankfort deserve someone who can dedicate their full-time to being Mayor.  That's not what you'll get with Todd Morgan, candidate for Mayor of Frankfort, Illinois.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Attention Tammy Duckworth Team: It's Baghdad, Not Bagdad

You'd think that the staff at Tammy Duckworth's US Senate campaign would catch something like this:  the spelling of Baghdad on her announcement.  After all, this moment is SOOOOOOOO central to the Tammy Duckworth story and campaign.  

You'd think they'd spell the city where the incident occurred properly.

But...alas...they didn't get it right.  From her campaign site comes this screenshot:

Fumbled announcement.  Spelling errors.  Seems like we're going to have plenty to cover on this race.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tammy Duckworth Fumbles US Senate Rollout

All this 'yes she is', 'no she isn't', doesn't portray the Tammy Duckworth for United States Senate campaign in the best light.  Clearly...NOT the *worst* campaign rollout (ahem...Mike Frerichs), but not a good start for her campaign.  Why would you give her dough when she can't even get this straight?

Rich Miller, over at CapitolFax, labels this fumbled campaign announcement 'somewhat odd' and we have to agree.

Duckworth, will be facing off against Senator Mark Kirk - who is seeking re-election.  We'll be watching the Duckworth/Kirk race closely as we hope it will give us as much material as the Frerichs for Treasurer race ever did.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For Shame, Rahm. Earmuffs On Election Day? Really?

As we all know, real men don't wear earmuffs, Mr. Mayor.

What were Rahm Emanuel's handlers thinking?  Sending him out to greet voters sportin' a sweet pair of 'muffs?  That's bad.

But, then boasting about it on Twitter?  Come on.  Haven't seen State Treasurer Mike Frerichs sporting them since last winter.  He learned his lesson.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Governor Pat Quinn To Process: Screw You Guys...I'm Going Home

Bravo Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

Way to head out on a high note.

Mr. Treasurer: You've Learned Your Lesson!

Well, well, well...look at what Mr. Mike Frerichs - our newest Illinois State Treasurer showed up wearing at a Habitat for Humanity build this weekend:  gasp!  Work clothes!?!

Good for him.  He's clearly learned his lesson from the last time he did one of these things:  he wore a suit to the last one and we ridiculed him for it endlessly this past year. we learned the hard didn't really matter.  Oh well.   The Truth Team did everything we could, but now we wish Mike well in his new job.  The State of Illinois is counting on you.

Congrats, Mike.  Here's hoping you don't wear any earmuffs on big inauguration day today!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Todd Scalzo for Wheaton

Village of Frankfort Mayoral Candidate Todd Morgan (aka Part-Time Todd) isn't the only Todd we're covering today on the Truth Team.  Turns out, there's another Todd - this time Todd Scalzo - who is running for office at the local level that is worth mentioning.

Todd Scalzo is running for re-election to the West District of Wheaton as the Councilman.  You can find out more about Todd Scalzo here on this website.  Elected for the first time in 2009 and then again in 2013, Todd is running to continue to represent the West District of Wheaton on the council.

And we here at the Truth Team want you to know that there isn't a finer candidate for the job.

And that is especially true when you learn that Todd's opponent is a guy named Bobby McNeily.  You can go learn more about candidate for Wheaton Councilman Bobby McNeily here at

Todd has been endorsed by a pretty strong group of local folks including the Mayor of Wheaton Mike Gresk and some of his fellow councilmen.

We'll be covering Todd's race closely over the coming months ahead of this Spring's municipal elections in Wheaton.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sheila Simon Carries On "Tree Planting" Tradition On Election Day

What a nice, thoughtful Election Day tradition from Comptroller candidate Sheila Simon where she planted a tree this am.  She says that her father started the tradition because that way they guaranteed 'something good would come from the day'.

Simon might be facing the slaughter rule tonight against Judy Baar Topinka, but we hope that she doesn't fade away from the political spotlight.  If...only for things like this and her rad "Throwback Thursday" postings...
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