Help Wanted: East Side Lakewood Resident with Financial Background for Village Trustee

The newly-reconstituted Lakewood Village Board held its first regular meeting under Acting Village President Carl Davis Tuesday night. At the end of the meeting, Davis laid out the type of person he is looking for to replace himself as Village … Continue reading

Replacing State Rep. Nick Sauer

The big question in the Barrington area is who will replace disgraced State Rep. Nick Sauer in the Illinois House of Representatives. Our sources say that Governor Bruce Rauner’s favorite is Barrington Mayor Karen Darch. Also applying is Helene Walsh, … Continue reading

Former St. Charles Mayor to Replace Karen McConnaughay as State Senate Candidate

Holding the majority of votes in State Rep. Karen McConnaughay’s State Senate District, Kane County Republican Party Chairman Ken Shepro decided to appoint former St. Charles  City Councilman and Mayor Don DeWitte to replace her. Having a decidedly minority vote in the … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republican Party Seeks Trustee Applicants

A press release from Erik Sivertsen, Chairman of the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee: McHenry Township Republican Party is Looking for a Township Trustee The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee is seeking applicants who would like to be considered to … Continue reading

McHenry Township Trustee Bill Cunningham Resigns

At last year’s McHenry Township election, four Republicans were elected Township Trustees. They comprise four-fifths of the McHenry Township Board with Independent Supervisor Craig Adams being the fifth vote. At this month’s Board meeting, Bill Cunningham, one of the the … Continue reading

Want to Replace Karen McConnaughay on the Fall Ballot for State Senate?

Here’s where you should send your resume and other relevant information: [email protected] The Republican 33rd District Legislative Committee will hold interviews of applicants wishing to fill the vacancy in nomination resulting from Senator Karen McConnaughay’s withdrawal as a candidate at the … Continue reading

Richmond Township Road Commissioner Submits Resignation

Richmond Township Road Commissioner David Bockelmann submitted his resignation April 11th, effective June 1st. Applications were requested via the following notice: Township of Richmond, Illinois 7812 S. Route 31 Richmond, IL 60071 (815) 678-0077 [email protected] Vacancy Notice Highway Commissioner Applications … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bows to GOP Wishes That Shannon Teresi Be Appointed County Auditor

Shortly after McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer annpunced her retirement, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks appeared in a Northwest Herald article announcing that he wanted to abolish the office. In the same article former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Seeks Support in Campaign to Replace Pam Palmer as County Auditor

The top person in the McHenry County Auditor’s Office after the retirement of Pam Palmer on January 5th is Shannon Teresi. Palmer’s replacement will be appointed by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. His only restriction is that the person … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Campaigning for County Auditor Appointment

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer resigned last month. Her top assistant was Shannon Teresi, the woman now running the office. She has an impressive resume, published previously. Last night she attended McHenry County Board member Michael Rein’s Woodstock fundraiser. That’s … Continue reading

NWH Poll Shows Opposition to Jack Franks’ Legislative Power Grab

The Northwest Herald doesn’t tell how many people answer their daily questions, but last Friday the question was What do you think of the proposed bill that would give the McHenry County Board Chairman the power of appointment? The results … Continue reading

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer Announces Retirement

In the boxes of McHenry County Board members before last night’s meeting was a letter from County Auditor Pam Palmer announcing her retirement. You can read it below: She has selected January 5th to leave office. My understanding of the … Continue reading

Steve Reick Calls Out Franks on Springfield End Run Around County Board Rules

Look at this commentary State Rep. Steve Reick posted on his web site: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Go to Springfield to Get Your Way In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have … Continue reading

Commentary on Bill to Give Jack Franks More Power

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster, who is running for McHenry County Board in District 6. Who is Behind This Legislative Imitative? OR: Do Our County Board Members Understand the Unintended Consequences? In today’s political climate, one would … Continue reading

McConnaughay Introduces Bill to Increase Power of County Board Chairman

Just took a look at Senate Bill 2243, legislation introduced by State Senator Karen McConnaughay on October 18th. It does the following: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that with the advice and consent of a majority of the county board, … Continue reading

Republishing the LITH Sanitary District’s Case – Part 1

Originally published on July 12th, the following is the first part of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District’s reply to McHenry County Board chairman Jack Franks’ suit to allow his picks to take over the LITH Sanitary District. Parts … Continue reading

County GOP Now Recommending Franks’ Choice to Replace Gasser on County Board

Former Cary Grade School President Christopher Spoerl has gotten a big boost in his desire to serve on the McHenry County Board. For whatever reason, Spoerl did not submit his name for consideration when the Republican Party was interviewing potential … Continue reading