McSweeney Re-Introduces Township Abolition by Referendum Bill for McHenry County

The Illinois News Network‘s take on Governor Bruce Rauner’s killing of State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to allow taxpayers to petition for referendums to abolish township government: After veto from Rauner, lawmaker plans to re-file consolidation bill again this spring … Continue reading

Township Abolition by Referendum, Gun Store Licensing and Gas Tax Hike Bills Could Provide Constitutional Test

With a new Illinois General Assembly being sworn in before a new Governor takes office, it appears that sponsors of legislation current Governor Bruce Rauner might not sign will be tossed to a more favorable Governor JB Pritzker by the … Continue reading

“Undervote” for Governor Very Small in Boone, DuPage, Kane & Lake Compared to McHenry

Yesterday, it was pointed out that a good number of votes in McHenry County did not show up in the race for Governor. Bruce Rauner won McHenry County with the following results: A Friend of McHenry County Blog found the … Continue reading

Election Results from Five Crystal Lake Precincts

Five precincts vote at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. 1,164 people voted on election day in Algonquin Township Precincts 7, 13, 19, 25 and 36. Here are the totals by office, Republican listed first, that I thought … Continue reading

Reapportionment the Best Reason to Re-Elect Bruce Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign for re-election is almost over. TV ads, fly-arounds, visits with local chambers of commerce, tours of factories, etc. But, why would Republicans want to re-elect him? In McHenry County Rauner showed no concern for the Republicans … Continue reading

Cal Skinner’s Algonquin Township Precinct 7 Endorsement Letter

Here is the letter that I am taking to residents of my precinct: Cal Skinner Republican Precinct Committeeman Home with the tree house on Lake Ave. 459-3506, [email protected] It’s time to look at who is running for office and figure … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

Pritzker Takes Heat on Toilet Removal (“Game of Thrones”) to Avoid Real Estate Taxes

$330,000 is about what billionaire and Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker saved by removing toilets from the mansion he bought next door to his mansion. Today, the paper that discovered the deception, the Chicago Sun-Times, has a delightful headline, … Continue reading

Gubernatorial Campaign Spending Up to $20 a Person

As of today, here are the amounts in play in the campaign for Illinois Governor.  Data accumulated by a Friend of McHenry County Blog. JB Pritzger  $ 60,002,990.86  $     148,574,662.85 Bruce V. Rauner  $ 33,743,178.15  $       78,845,075.75 Sam McCann  $      974,251.00  $         1,623,885.08 Grayson … Continue reading

Capitol Fax Internet Debate Poll Disappears after Libertarian Candidate Comes in First

From a Friend of McHenry County Blog: After NBC’s gubernatorial debate, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax posted an online poll asking the internet who he thought won. The last time I checked the poll, Pritzker was in the mid 40’s, … Continue reading

Rauner Bans Nepotism, McSweeney Bill Banning of Payment of Legislative Hush Money in Sexual Harassment Cases

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Rauner abolishes 53 inactive boards, commissions; prohibits nepotism in state hiring Cites steps as improvements in ethics, transparency, efficiency CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner today issued executive orders eliminating 53 boards and commissions … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading