TP Mathews Weighs in on Township Road District Consolidation Question

In a comment under this article Wonder Lake businessman Thomas Mathews views the township question: In response to consolidate, is the opinion of the majority of our citizen’s that the entire Township system should be reviewed to be financially compatible, … Continue reading

Littering Continues in Front of Bob Anderson’s Wonder Lake Barber Shop

It is often said that “Timing is everything” in politics. Campaigns peak too soon sometimes. In the case of the campaign to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board starting in 2021, not living in the area, … Continue reading

Opponents to Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board Roll Out Door Hanger

Continuing with the “Clip Job” them, opponents to merging the McHenry Township Road District with the Township are distributing the following to McHenry Township homes: … Continue reading

Notes from the McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Campaigns

Getting information from both sides of the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the McHenry Township Board in 2021. The referendum is a result of the passage of a bill which took effect on January 1st. The … Continue reading

Question in McHenry Township Is Form of Government

Jamie Grubich of McHenry wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald, which is published with her permission: Consolidate the Road District To be clear, the McHenry Township Road District Referendum is not about saving your roads, snow so deep … Continue reading

Township Road District Consolidation Opponent Gets Personal with Bob Anderson

This showed up in front of Bob Anderson’s barber shop in Wonder Lake Tuesday night: Here’s a closer view: Baggies with literature, a stone and a piece of candy were distributed by supporters of abolishing the Road District as an … Continue reading

Opponents of Consolidating McHenry Township Road District into Township Make Mailing

Here is the message that the Citizens for Facts First sent by mail: A Citizens for Facts First supporter added, “What people don’t realize that not a single penny will be saved as a result of Bob Anderson’s obsessive, compulsive … Continue reading

Tobin Endorses McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Vote

Here is an endorsement letter of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum from Jim Tobin to Bob Anderson: October 12, 2018 Bob, I am very pleased to enthusiastically endorse your organization, Citizens For Consolidation. We need more non-partisan grassroots organizations … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Makes Another Pitch for Support in Consolidation McHenry Township Road District into McHenry Township

A letter for the Northwest Herald from Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson, published with permission of its author: More Oversight, Cutting Costs, Ending Patronage, Nepotism, Favoritism and Waste Heads-up McHenry Township voters. On November 6 you will have the opportunity to … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum on the Fall Ballot, Dillon’s Rule Rules

“Victory!” was the way McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson put it after Judge Kevin Costello issued his ruling on the effort of Road District consolidation opponents to derail the November referendum. Haven’t got the decision yet, but Anderson said the … Continue reading

Bob Anderson’s Argument for a “Yes” Vote on Consolidating the McHenry Township Road District With the Township

Here’s is the Bob Anderson side of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum question: Did you know when it comes to spending public money, McHenry Township Road Commissioner Jim Condon has more power than Governor Bruce Rauner? Did you … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Dirty Politics

From the vandalism of this McHenry Township Road District consolidation sign on Ridge Road in Bull Valley, one might think that opponents to the fall referendum are not willing to run an ethical referendum campaign. Or, it may be his … Continue reading

Power of the Annual Township Meeting Electors Questioning

That’s the subject of this letter to the Northwest Herald, reproduced here at the permission of its author, Dave Bussell: Vote to consolidate in November The Township Board is responsible for spending township dollars, not the attendees at the annual town … Continue reading

More Accountability Theme of Another Seeking Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

A letter to the Northwest Herald published with permission of it writers Laura Lewis of McHenry Vote yes to consolidate in McHenry Township People need to get educated about the township road district referendum that will be on their ballot … Continue reading

Steve Verr Appointed McHenry Township Trustee to Replace Bill Cunningham

The McHenry Township Board met Thursday night in special session to select a replacement for Trustee Bill Cunningham, who resigned/ By a vote of 3-1 Steve Verr, the Republican candidate for Supervisor who lost narrowly to Independent Craig Adams was … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board to Pick Replacement Trustee Thursday Night

A meeting notice and agenda posted on the McHenry Township web site says that the Board will be picking a replacement for resigned Trustee Bill Cunningham at 6 PM on Thursday night. Six have officially applied for the post: Gary … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Continues NWH Drumbeat for Township Consolidation

The following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson was published in the Northwest Herald and is reprinted her with his permission: Passage of McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Would Eliminate One Unit of Local Government Wake up Illinoisans, you are … Continue reading

Ramping Up for the McHenry Township Road District Abolition Referendum

There was a pretty massive turnout of supporters of putting the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board at the Fiesta Days Parade. They are calling themselves “Citizens For Consolidation” Teens carried a banner. There was an old car … Continue reading

The Silence of the Franks

Jack Franks as State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman has posed as a strong supporter of consolidation of governments. Let’s take a look at his record on the subject. Franks lives in the Marengo area where, probably the only … Continue reading

McHenry Citizen Says Annual Town Meeting Had No Authority to Order Township Board to Conduct a Cost-Benefit Study on Elimination of an Independent Road District

The following was written by Jon Gealow of McHenry and published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday.  It is re-published here with his permission. Robert Beltran’s Protestations are Without Merit If Mr. Beltran chooses to in his own mind call Mr. … Continue reading