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

McHenry County GOP Starts July with $1,531.37

$1,531.37 was what was in the bank account of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee at the beginning of July. Since then, Citizens for Rauner has kicked in another thousand. Contributions above $150 in April, May and June follow: $3,000 … Continue reading

Tryon’s Replacement Race Has Half Million Dollars in Play

I found a useful tool today–Aldertrack. It totals what has been spent in each legislative district. When I looked at the 66th State Rep. race in which these four candidates Carolyn Schofield Paul Serwatka Allen Skillicorn Dan Wilbrandt are facing … 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

Can MCC Foundation Use Donations to Urge Voters to Vote for Referendums?

It has been most frustrating to have to fight McHenry County Conservation District referendums. As I have mentioned previously (see Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum), the frustration comes from having to fight money that should … 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

Courts Force Disclosure of Tax Dollars Spent to Pass Northfield Township High School Referendum–$60,000 in 2006, Passed by 241 Votes

Here is a press release explaining the successful conclusion–from a taxpayer’s point of view–of a suit to stop taxeating local governments from promoting their tax increase referendums.¬† Although it did not originate in McHenry County, it will affect school districts, … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party Shows $7,200 in Bank

McHenry County Republicans ended up with about $2,000 more at the end of March than they had at the beginning of the year, ending March with $7,188.71. The annual Lincoln Day Dinner was the major fund raiser and also amount … Continue reading