The Northwest Herald features a story on one of the Republican candidates running for the party nomination for McHenry County Clerk–Janice Dalton, also known as Janice Jones.
Dalton filed for bankruptcy, making her financial dealings fair game for the newspaper.
Highlighted was information on found pages 26 and 40 of her bankruptcy petition, plus page 34 of her husband’s petition for bankruptcy.
Page 26 shows a debt owed to her husband for $30,000 with the description “Withdrew money in husbands name from husbands annuity.”
The above is corroborated by text from her husband’s bankruptcy, wherein he states on page 34 “Wife misappropriated Annuity Funds $32,000.”
Page 40 of Dalton’s filing shows “$10,000.00 cash loss due to video gambling.”
Evidence that incumbent County Clerk Mary McClellan is supporting Dalton is found in the petition to get her on the ballot that McClellan passed.
McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio is also running for Clerk after basing his 2016 campaign for Recorder on doing away with that elective office and merging the Recorder’s Office with the Clerk’s Office.
The County Board put that question on the March primary ballot.
McClellan passed up the opportunity to run for re-election, deciding to run for the much higher paying job of Circuit Court Judge.
It is little wonder that McClellan is supporting someone other than Tirio.
After all Tirio created the slogan, “I won’t hire my wife” after McClellan hired her husband to run elections.