County Board Member Larry Smith Goes Full-Bore Free Enterprise in Opposition to Government Subsidized Solar Farms

At last Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting, District 6 member Larry Smith was not shy about his opposition to solar farms on prime farmland. He doubled down at the McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ … Continue reading

County Board District 4, 5 & 6 Candidates Up Thursday, October 11th

Half of the McHenry County Board District’s candidates had their chance to present credentials and answer questions on Monday. Thursday at 7 at McHenry County College,, the McHenry County League of Women Voters will offer the other candidates for the … Continue reading

Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Endorses Carlos Acosta for County Board

Considering Republican McHenry County Board member Michael Rein ran against Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager last year, it’s not a surprise that Sager has endorsed Democratic AFSCME union leader Carlos Acosta for the County Board. Acosta announced the endorsement on his … Continue reading

The Labor Day Rally from a Participant’s Viewpoint

Yesterday, I was able to post little more than photos of the Labor Day Rally held in the Woodstock Square. Then it started raining. Here is what happened as Patrick Murfin, one of the speakers and blogger at Heretic, Rebel, … Continue reading

Celebrating Socialism in Woodstock on Labor Day

Democratic Party McHenry County Board candidate Carlos Acosta has invited folks to celebrate socialism in the Woodstock Square on Labor Day, as you can see below: Found the original announcement on the Democratic Party’s web site, which is reproduced below: … Continue reading

Democrats Announce Convention Results

The following people will be leading the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee for the next two years: Kristina Zahorik Chair • Nunda 25, Oakwood Hills Ruth Scifo Vice Chair • Algonquin 50, Crystal Lake Michael Bissett Treasurer • Grafton 12, … Continue reading

Second Democrat Files for McHenry County Board in District 5

Former Green Party candidate for McHenry County Board Frank Wedig has been joined by Carlos Acosta on the Democratic Party ticket in District 5. They will face off against the winners in the GOP primary, where the following are running: … Continue reading

Prayer Vigil and March to McHenry County Jail in Support of Detained Immigrants Sunday

That’s pretty much what the flyer passed out at the candidates’ night held by the McHenry County Democratic Party at McHenry County College last night. The request for attendance was from the first speaker, District 5 County Board candidate Carlos … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 9

Prodigious researcher Mark looked up the contributions that State Rep. Jack Franks has received from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.  Since Franks has not filed his Withdrawal of Candidacy form, the contributions from the largest state … Continue reading

Local Democrats Announce Leadership Team

Here’s what is listed on the web site of the McHenry County Democratic Party: Local party leadership Chairman: Mike Bissett Vice-Chair: Kristina Zahorik Treasurer: Mary Mahady Secretary: Kathy Bergan Schmidt General Counsel: James Harrison Fundraising Chair: TBA Membership Recruitment Chair: … Continue reading

State Workers Rally Against Rauner at Woodstock Square

Upwards of 75 union members and sympathizers gathered at the Woodstock Square at noon to condemn Governor Bruce Rauner, billionaires and Republicans. The 60-70 union members marched to the Square where a sign was placed in front of those standing … Continue reading

Sue Rose Wins Peace & Justice Award

A press release from Patrick Murfin, Executive Director of Sunday’s Diversity Day in Woodstock’s Square: HOUSING AUTHORITY’S SUE ROSE WINS PEACE & JUSTICE AWARD WOODSTOCK—The 2008 Peace and Justice Award will be presented to Sue Rose, Community Service Director of … Continue reading

Sue Rose Wins Peace & Justice Award

A press release from Patrick Murfin, Executive Director of Sunday’s Diversity Day in Woodstock’s Square: HOUSING AUTHORITY’S SUE ROSE WINS PEACE & JUSTICE AWARD WOODSTOCK—The 2008 Peace and Justice Award will be presented to Sue Rose, Community Service Director of … Continue reading

What Daniel Beck Told the Minutemen at MCC – Part 8 – The Critics

The series of articles telling what Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Daniel Beck told the Illinois Minuteman Project audience at McHenry County College October 25, 2007, is almost completed. Previously articles include Fighting Republican Courthouse Corruption, Motivation for Getting Involved with … Continue reading

What Daniel Beck Told the Minutemen at MCC – Part 8 – The Critics

The series of articles telling what Allen County, Ohio, Sheriff Daniel Beck told the Illinois Minuteman Project audience at McHenry County College October 25, 2007, is almost completed. Previously articles include Fighting Republican Courthouse Corruption, Motivation for Getting Involved with … Continue reading