That’s the story that Pete Gonigam breaks in his First Electric Newspaper today.
Former McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto is the choice of Board Chairwoman Tina Hill.
Munaretto will replace former State Senator Jack Schaffer in the post that pays $15,000 a year.
Munaretto twice sought election to the chairmanship of the McHenry County Board, running against Crystal Lake’s Ken Koeher.
He served many terms as Algonquin Township Clerk, retiring last year to run for Township Supervisor.
He was beaten by incumbent Supervisor Dianne Klemm of Crystal Lake, who, previously, served as head of the McHenry County Board.
There is no longer health insurance or pension benefits, thanks to legislation sponsored by State Rep. Jack Franks, who had something akin to a blood feud with Schaffer after a billboard critical of Franks was posted close to his Route 47 legislative office in Woodstock.
You can see it below.
Names of the other eleven applicants for the Metra Board appointment can be found here.