League of Women Voters County Clerk & State Rep. Candidates’ Night Thursday at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has combined the County Clerk’s and the State Rep.in one candidates’night. The McHenry County College event will be held at 7. Running for County Clerk are Joe Tirio Andrew Georgi Running for State … Continue reading

Democrats on Parade in Johnsburg

When I started writing the article on Jack Franks parading in Johnsburg, I mis-titled it “Democrats on Parade.” It wasn’t until I looked at the pictures following his that I realized the highest ranking Democrat had separated himself from other … Continue reading

The Labor Day Rally from a Participant’s Viewpoint

Yesterday, I was able to post little more than photos of the Labor Day Rally held in the Woodstock Square. Then it started raining. Here is what happened as Patrick Murfin, one of the speakers and blogger at Heretic, Rebel, … Continue reading

Politics at the McHenry County Fair

I made my annual trip to the McHenry County Fair Saturday afternoon looking for political aspects. Coming in the back of the only air conditioned building, I saw the McHenry County Citizens for Choice. Next was the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 16 – Tom Georges

Walking slightly behind the Drew Georgi entry in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade was Tom Georges. He looked like a candidate, so I asked him what he was running for. “State Senate” was the answer. He is running against incumbent … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 15 – Drew Georgi

The final candidate in the Democratic Party’s long entry was Drew Georgi. He is running for McHenry County Clerk with the assistance of the dark, anonymous, scurilous assistance of the Illinois Integrity Fund of which he probably has no knowledge. … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 7

Previous posts have laid out the facts as seen by Plaintiffs Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, who are suing fellow Democrats they label as “Centrists.” The suit was brought by former McHenry County Board and Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Kerri … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 6

The next part of Kerri Barber’s suit against the McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett, his wife Paula Yensen, Party Vice Chair Kristina Zahorik and State Senate candidate Nancy Zettler now moves to the November Central Committee meeting. “In … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 5

The mass removal of Democratic Precinct Committeemen by Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett shows up next in the suit. “On October 17, 2017, Defendant Bisset (sic) removed many precinct committee members, including Plaintiff Barber. “Following these removals, Defendant Bisset held … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 4

The recitation of facts from the viewpoint of the Progressive McHenry County Democrats filing the suit against the Establishment “Centrists” continues with information about Defendants attacking “a family member.” The family member turns out to be Plaintiff Kerri Barber’s husband, … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 3

According to the suit filed by Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, Nancy Zettler, internet publisher and now the Democratic candidate running against Republican State Senator Karen McConnaughay,  thought the two had a conflict of interest because their company, Heroic Media, … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2

Yesterday, the introduction of the lawsuit filed by self-proclaimed “Progressive” Democrat Kerri Barber and her business associate Katherine Dickerson against Democrats the two label “Centrists”–Michael Bissett, Paula Yensen, Kristina Zahorik and Nancy Zettler–was outlined. Today, some of the “facts” from … Continue reading

Two More Candidates for McHenry County Office

Toward the end of the filing period, two more people filed for McHenry County Office. Incumbent Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn presented petitions for re-election. She is a Republican and, unless Democrats decide to slate a candidate, Schermerhorn will … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Responds to County Clerk Opponent Andrew Georgi’s Charges

Talk about a fast response, take a read of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds reply to the charges that Democratic Party for County Clerk opponent Andrew Georgi levied at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Democratic Party: Regarding my Democrat opponent’s … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Second Lawyer Democrat

With endorsements completed yesterday for the McHenry County Board, in its District 5 picks, the Northwest Herald has endorsed its second Democrat who is a lawyer.  (The first was District 3’s Diane Johnson, a former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading