New Publication Appears Backing Jeanne Ives Gubernatorial Candidacy

Got an email asking me if I would like to receive copies of a new publication called “Prairie State Wire.” Why not? So, a little while latter I received a paper with favorable articles about Republican candidate for Governor Jeanne … Continue reading

The Curious Petitions of District 4 GOP McHenry County Board Candidate Passed by Jack Franks’ Stalking Horse

Steve Bellmore is one of three candidates running for McHenry County Board in District 4, which is composed of McHenry, Richmond and Burton Townships. The other candidates are incumbent Chuck Wheeler and State Senator Pam Althoff. Of the 112 signatures … Continue reading

Compensation for Algonquin Township Officials

The compensation resolution passed by the last Algonquin Township Board has been supplied by current Clerk Karen Lukasik. The information I extracted can be found below: Supervisor – $55,000 + $1,000 for being Road District Treasurer Highway Commissioner – $93,204.08 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Clerk Lukasik: “I don’t give a shit… go through it all.” Caught On Video

The township form of government has been under attack for some time in McHenry County.  Here is the latest from the Edgar County Watchdogs.  This is re-posted with their permission: Algonquin Township Clerk captured on video removing records and more! … Continue reading

Compensation of Chemung Township Officials

Chemung Township Supervisor Don Staver was kind enough to send me what his township’s elected officials are earning. The information is below: Supervisor 2017-18 $14,935 2018-19 $15,385 2019-20 $15,845 2020-12 $16,320 The Supervisor also receives $240 per year for serving as … Continue reading

Compensation for Hebron Township Officials

What do township officials get paid? That was the question posed in McHenry Township before its Board voted 4-1 to set the salaries of Township Trustees at zero. Today, we look at the current salaries in Hebron Township: Supervisor $9,000 … Continue reading

Compensation of Richmond Township Officials Shows Trustees Earning Nothing

Continuing to let folks know what township officials earn, McHenry County Blog moves onto Richmond Township. From reading the salary ordinance, it is clear that Richmond Township’s Board beat McHenry Township’s Board by four years at setting their Trustees’ salaries … Continue reading

Algonquin Township – Filed Court documents conflict with sworn Township records

The Edgar County Watchdogs continue to unearth information about the Algonquin Township Highway Department.  Reprinted with permission: Algonquin Township – Filed Court documents conflict with sworn Township records BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 11, 2018 McHenry Co. (ECWd) – We suspect it is … Continue reading

Compensation for Greenwood Township Officials

Spurred on by the McHenry Township Board’s having dropped Township Trustee salaries to zero starting with those elected in 2021, I have asked for current compensation from other townships. Here is the information about Greenwood Township: Supervisor – $24,500 Road … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Moving for Referendum to Transfer McHenry Township Road District Duties to Township Board

Should be an interesting meeting at the McHenry Township Hall tonight. Township Trustee Bob Anderson is going to make a motion to hold a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. The referendum would be held along with the … Continue reading