“Chaos” in Algonquin Township?

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with permission: with its permission: Algonquin Township – Chaos – Part 1 BY JMKRAFT ON FEBRUARY 20, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) Algonquin Township, IL. (ECWd) –Some say there is “chaos” in Algonquin Township.For those that are not familiar with … Continue reading

Skillicorn Criticizes Pritzker’s Overdrawn Budget


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A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Governor’s Budget Writes Checks Taxpayers Can’t Cash East Dundee, IL – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address is just more of the same … Continue reading

McConchie Points Out Pritzker Just “Kicks Can Down the Road”

A press release from state Senator McConchie: McConchie: Budget increases taxes, kicks the can down the road Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) released the following statement regarding Governor J.B. Pritzker’s State Budget Address: “While I appreciate the … Continue reading

McSweeney Introduces Bill to Give Jack Franks Tremendously More Power, Abolish Independently-Elected Auditor’s Office, Power of County Board Pretty Much Disappears

This article was published late Friday. I am putting it back on top because it represents the most audacious grab for virtually absolute power in county government that I can imagine. He could only make himself more powerful by having … Continue reading

Could Leverage Over Other Countywide Elected Officials Be the Reason Jack Franks Wants County Board Governor Power?

Since State Rep. David McSweeney shared with the Northwest Herald part of the contents of his bill to reshape McHenry County government by providing Chairman Jack Franks with line item veto power, albeit with a Board veto override power to … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Emails to State’s Attorney & County Board Members

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is in a fight with some on the County Board, including Chairman Jack Franks, over her budget. Last week, she asked McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally for an opinion in the … Continue reading

Cutting County Taxes Without Cutting Spending: Use Savings

How is that possible, you ask? By taking money McHenry County has in the bank and spending it. That is apparently what McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks intends to do next year. Here is the relevant policy change passed … Continue reading