“Out of Towner” Reflects on Election Results

Here is an analysis by a commented calling him/herself “Out of Towner:” Re: “Democratic Party candidates for Congress won McHenry County.” Due to the efforts of [Kristina] Zahorik and McHenry County Committeemen or due to what a Politician can do … Continue reading

Tom Weber’s State Rep. Finances Show Almost $20,000 Left to Spend as of October 1st

Lake County Board member Tom Weber is running against Trisha Zubert. Earlier, an analysis of Zubert’s campaign finances showed that 73% of her contributions came from public employee unions. This article is about where Weber has gotten his money since … Continue reading

Wilcox Has Less to Spend During Last Month of Campaign Than Democrat Mahady

Starting July with $1,528.85 in the bank, State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox raiser $19,940.26 during the three months ending in September. He spent $15,251.97 during the quarter. That meant he started with only $6,217.14 available for the last month of … Continue reading

Mary Mahady Pulls in Campaign Cash, Over $19,000 to Spend in Last Two Months of the Campaign

Democratic Party State Senate candidate Mary Mahady took in $16,165 during the third quarter of the year. She spent $19,579.49 during the same July-August-September period. To do so, she had to draw down a bit over $3,000 from her July … Continue reading

Buoyed by Almost $13,000 in Pritzker Money, Local Dems Have $19,000 Showing on Campaign Disclosure Reports

McHenry County Democrats have about $19,000 available as the November elections start heating up. The biggest contribution–$11,833.33–came from gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker. It was funneled through the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. Another $1,000 came directly from the … Continue reading

County Highway Vendor Gives to Gottemoller & Hill

When I saw AECOM US Federal Political Action Committee out of Arlington Heights, Virginia, on the campaign disclosure reports of Joe Gottemoller, candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, and Tina Hill, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate, I wondered why. … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has $18,000 in Campaign Fund

Having decided to run for re-election as State Representative, let’s take a look at Barbara Wheeler’s campaign finances. The amount she has in her campaign is about the same as she started the year with–$18,000 That didn’t mean she didn’t … Continue reading

County Board Candidates Making No Campaign Finance Report

A number of candidates for McHenry County Board did not file reports with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Candidates are not required to file such reports unless they bring in or spend $5,000. Among those not meeting that threshold … Continue reading

Hammerand Campaign Financing

District 4’s John Hammerand is the third candidate seeking the office of McHenry County Board Chairman. He won a hotly-contested race with teacher union-backed Crystal Lake South High School auto mechanics and manufacturing technology teacher Arne Waltmire. Waltmire had over … Continue reading

Proposed Randall Road Consultant Makes McHenry County Political Contributions

Whenever I see a contract being let, I wonder if campaign contributions might have been made to anyone close to the awarding of that contract. Today I looked at the McHenry County Transportation Committee agenda, which you can find here. … Continue reading

Chicago State Rep. LaShawn Ford Indicted for Bank Fraud in Alleged Rehab Scheme & to Pay for His 2006 Campaign

Before reading this press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on a second inner city Democratic Party State Rep. under Federal indictment, reflect upon the 2006 date for which he is charged with using ill-gotten money to pay for campaign … Continue reading

Walsh Criticizes Duckworth’s Missing Campaign Disclosure Filing Deadline, Cites Two Homestead Exemptions as Well

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Duckworth Violates FEC Laws – Fails to Disclose by Transparency Deadline As of the October 15 filing deadline, Tammy Duckworth had not fully disclosed her fundraising for the July through September fundraising period. … Continue reading

Walsh Announces Fund Raising for Quarter, Says Duckworth Raised More in NY and Calfornia than in Illinois, Duckworth Catches Up in “Cash on Hand”

A press release from Joe Walsh: Rep. Joe Walsh Announces Q2 Fundraising Numbers – Walsh and Opponent Show $750,000 Cash on Hand For the 2nd fundraising quarter of the 2012 campaign cycle, Congressman Joe Walsh raised $318,121 and showed nearly … Continue reading