From the Mike Buehler campaign:
MILLER ENDORSES BUEHLER FOR MCHENRY COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN
HARVARD, IL – McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller has endorsed Mike Buehler for McHenry County Board Chairman.
“Mike has run a successful business for 25 years.
“He understands what it takes to make a dollar and what it means to pay the bills,” said Miller.
“He’s not someone who will take taxpayers for granted and he won’t fight for taxpayers just because of a campaign slogan.”
She said that someone, such as Buehler, doesn’t succeed long in business if they’re not a fiscal conservative.
As a fiscal conservative herself, she said that Buehler is someone who will work with board members and her office to reduce the costs of government while maintaining an efficient administration that meets its responsibilities.
“I’ve seen how Mike interacts with people,” Miller said.
“He doesn’t play games or try to coerce them into going his way. He listens to people.
“He’s receptive to other ideas.
“He hears people out.”
She said that Buehler will set a tone with the County Board, the administration and the departments of the county government that is focused on results and not on who gets the credit for this or that.
“He’s not a politician.
“He’s approaching the process as a public servant who is only doing this because he wants to serve the people of McHenry County.
“He has no grandiose visions of higher office or using the position to accumulate wealth and power.
“There’s enough of that in government.
“It’s refreshing to have someone like Mike in the mix giving us an alternative.”
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The following May, 2017, article is still relevant:
County Treasurer Still Waiting for Big Money “Found” by Jack Franks’ Patronage Employees
Posted on by Cal Skinner
Back in March, I wondered if the Northwest Herald had been mislead by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ patronage employee Oliver Serafini.
The Northwest Herald reported on February 24th that $134,000 of county money was lying unclaimed in Springfield and listed on the State Treasurer’s I-CASH web site.
When I asked McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller in mid-March if she had received any such money this is how she replied:
As for the I-Cash monies…most if not all of these funds are unclaimed funds that were submitted to the State by County Offices per the Unclaimed Property Annual Filing requirements.
For instances, my office submits unclaimed
- r/e [real estate] refunds
- Deposit of Order of Court, and
- Condemnation that are 7 years or prior
They are not County monies.
Since a couple of months have passed, I thought it was time to check again, so I asked the Treasuer whether any money had been received Franks’ staff’s efforts.
Here’s the update from Miller:
In answer to you question, NO I haven’t gotten any money from the findings.
Actually, I am still waiting for Bridgette [Geenen] to meet with me and she has cancelled three times and haven’t heard anymore for her.
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The Northwest Herald has not done a follow-up story.