State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 7 – Protecting Students from Gun Violence

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of how to protect students from gun violence. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 6 – Campaign Contributions

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of campaign contributions. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

League of Women Voters County Clerk & State Rep. Candidates’ Night Thursday at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has combined the County Clerk’s and the State Rep.in one candidates’night. The McHenry County College event will be held at 7. Running for County Clerk are Joe Tirio Andrew Georgi Running for State … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 5 – Budget Shortfall

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of  what to do with the State’s budget shortfall. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 4 – Real Estate Taxes, Cap or Reduce, How Finance Schools & Libraries

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the question of whether property taxes should be capped or reduced and “how do you propose to help schools and libraries–two … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 3 – Abortion

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized. My notes are below: 32nd District Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Shares Answers to Woodstock Teachers’ Union Questions

In the comment section under the article about the Woodstock Council of Teachers’  candidates’ night tonight at 6 PM at the Woodstock High School auditorium candidate Susan Handelsman provides the IFT local’s questions and her answers. They are reprinted below: … Continue reading

6 PM District 200 Candidates’ Forum at Woodstock High School (Not North High School)

Woodstock Council of Teachers, McHenry County Federation of Teachers, will hold a candidates’ night for those running for the District 200 School Board Wednesday night at 6 PM. The event will be held at the Woodstock High School Auditorium. Officers … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council & High School District 155 Candidates’ Night at MCC on Thursday, Feb. 16th

The McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night at McHenry County College’s auditorium. Candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and Crystal Lake High School District 155 will appear at 6:30 to meet personally and 7 … Continue reading

Nunda Holding Candidates Night Jan. 31st

The Nunda Township Republican Party is hosting a candidates’ night for its many candidates. The details are contained below in this communication from Party Secretary Nancy Gonsiorek: It is great news that the April consolidated election will include a wealth … Continue reading

Uninvited Johnsburg Falvin Sign

Erik Sivertsen, one of the entrepreneurs running Guns-N-Such had Republican signs in front of his business in Johnsburg. He emailed me the following with the photo you see: “Guess which one magically appeared in front of the store this afternoon.” … Continue reading

Chicken Jack Franks Ducks Debate with Mike Walkup

A member of the McHenry County League of Women Voters told me today that State Rep. Jack Franks is expected to be a no-show at Monday nights candidate forum. For some reason, “Chicken George” from “Roots” came to mind. Although … Continue reading

County Board Candidates: Ending Homelessness Not County Responsibility

Each night McHenry County Board members were asked about the County Board’s role in ending homelessness. That took up one of the 6-7 questions asked candidates last Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday I was quite disappointed that a question was not … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Plan Forums

Here’s what is on the McHenry County League of Women Voters’ calendar: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7 pm McHenry County College Rt 14 Crystal Lake IL Building B Conference Center Congressional Districts 6 &14 – Forum. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 … Continue reading