Category: Dan Patlak

Cook County Board of Review Update‏

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… What’s new at the Board of Review On April 24th the Board of Review closed its 2011 assessment appeal review year. This was the earliest closing in recent memory despite the third highest number of appeals (340,000) in Board history. It will allow... Read more »

Patlak: A tap on your shoulder ... from the Chicago Tribune‏

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… The Chicago Tribune has released “A tap on your shoulder … Final reminders on how you can start fixing a broke, broken state.” In this final reminder of editorial endorsements they remind everyone why they support Dan Patlak for Cook County Board of... Read more »

Annual NW Suburban GOP Lincoln Day Dinner -- Newt, Roskam, Walsh, Dold, Schock

-By Warner Todd Huston I attended the annual Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner March 14 and took a handful of photos for your interest. This year's special guest speaker was Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, in town making the rounds for his run for the White House. The program was emceed by WLS Radio personality and political gadfly Dan Proft. Also speaking were Congressmen Joe Walsh (8th District), Robert Dold (10th District), Peter Roskam (6th District), and the keynote speaker was Rep. Aaron Schock (18th District). I got a bit rushed by the Secret Service, sadly. I had taken a chair just to the right of the stage (audience right, not stage right) and had all my computer gear and whatnot out and in use and the Secret Service decided I wasn't allowed to be there for what ever absurd reason. I was 5 tables away from the stage and in a corner, not in an aisle. Anyway, they grabbed all my gear and rushed me to the back of the room. Sheese. Still I settled in and was at least allowed to take my photos. So, as the program began Radio talker Proft began the night with a joke. Not that this is uncommon, for an emcee to start with a joke, but it was an amusing one, so I'll recount it here.

Dan Proft, WLS Radio

Callista Gingrich

"What is the difference between a Democrat politician in Illinois and a mobster," Proft asked. The answer: "A pension." Proft next introduced Newt's wife Callista who then introduced the Speaker.


Newt Takes the Stage

Seeing as how this was the Lincoln Day Dinner, Newt began with some words about the 16th President, noting that he was the president of technology for his day. Lincoln held a patent as an inventor, was a railroad booster (and corporate lawyer) and was always keenly interested in new war tech as he led the union to victory...
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Patlak: Sean Morrison Abuses Legal Process for Political Gain

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Cook County–Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady has already called on Sean Morrison to drop out of the race. With Morrison’s latest abuse of process, it is no wonder why. Morrison has run a dishonest campaign from Day One. This is the last-ditch effort... Read more »

NBC News Bombshell: Whistleblower Claims 'Shakedown' by Incumbent BOR Commissioner Patlak

From the campaign for Morrison for Cook County Board of Review… Here is an important news update from the Cook County Board of Review race: NBC News Bombshell: Whistleblower Claims “Shakedown” by Incumbent BOR Commissioner Dan Patlak Cook County, IL March, 9, 2012- In a political bombshell Thursday night, NBC Chicago News has reported that... Read more »

Tribune Says For Cook County Board Of Review: Dan Patlak

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Today the Chicago Tribune endorsed Dan Patlak For Cook County Board of Review. In the endorsement they point to Dan’s experience and results: “Patlak’s deep experience before joining the board — he had worked there as an appeals analyst for nearly eight years... Read more »
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Patlak Picks Up Daily Herald Endorsement, Comments on Opponent Being Sued

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Dan Patlak has received the Daily Herald endorsement for Commissioner of the Cook County Board Of Review. The Editorial says: “Morrison hasn’t made a strong case for replacing him, and some of Morrison’s charges have been wide of the mark or unsubstantiated. We... Read more »

Special Edition 5: Did Sean Morrison Tell The Truth?

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Citizens have a right to know the truth about the background and qualifications of candidates who present themselves for election. So doesn’t Sean Morrison need to clear the air and tell us the truth? At one Republican Organization endorsement meeting in Winnetka, Morrison... Read more »

Special Edition 4 - A LITTLE DISCIPLINE GOES A LONG WAY!‏

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Mr. Sean M. Morrison makes much of his business acumen but just because you have made a lot of money does not mean you have done everything according to the rules… A LITTLE DISCIPLINE GOES A LONG WAY! Lawyers, Doctors, Academics and yes,... Read more »
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The Real Sean Morrison

From the office of Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak… Sean M. Morrison has spent most of his time talking about Commissioner Patlak. So we have decided to return the favor by spending some time talking about Mr. Morrison… Iraq’s New War Zone: American vs. American Jun 29, 2005 – But some contractors... Read more »