McHenry County Board Committee Recommendations (Corrected)

Correction: My eyes were not working well enough yesterday when I copied the following information from item 14.2a in tonight’s McHenry County Board Agenda.  Most of my mistakes were in the Public Health Committee. = = = = = On … Continue reading

Election Results from Five Crystal Lake Precincts

Five precincts vote at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. 1,164 people voted on election day in Algonquin Township Precincts 7, 13, 19, 25 and 36. Here are the totals by office, Republican listed first, that I thought … Continue reading

Underwood Supporter Not Confident, Steals Big Hultgren Sign in Lakewood

One would think with the money pouring into the 14th Congressional District now represented by Randy Hultgren that opponent Lauren Underwood supporters wouldn’t be nervous. But one person driving on Lake Avenue next across the street from our home is … Continue reading

Cal Skinner’s Algonquin Township Precinct 7 Endorsement Letter

Here is the letter that I am taking to residents of my precinct: Cal Skinner Republican Precinct Committeeman Home with the tree house on Lake Ave. 459-3506, [email protected] It’s time to look at who is running for office and figure … Continue reading

McHenry County Farm Bureau Contributes $1,250 to County Board Candidates

The McHenry County Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has made $250 contributions tothe following  five County Board candidates: Joe Gottemoller John Jung Carolyn Schofield Larry Smith Chuck Wheeler The contributions are misidentified as “expenditures,” rather than “transfers.” The fund has … Continue reading

Suzanne Ness Spends $12,663 on County Board Campaign thought September with $2,740 in the Bank

A year before this fall’s election Democrat Suzanne Ness filed papers announcing her candidacy to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Through September, she has raised $12,663 in her quest to be elected to the McHenry County Board. Through September, … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Candidates Answer Seven Questions – Return of Title X

Instead of finding a quote from each of the nine District 1,2 and 3 candidates for McHenry County Board who were featured in the McHenry County League of Women Voters Forum, let’s take a look at their answers to one … Continue reading

County Board Candidates from Districts 1, 2 & 3 on Display Tonight at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters will hold a forum for County Board candidates running in Districts 1, 2, and 3 on Monday, October 8th. In District 1 the following are candidates: Republican Bob Nowak Republican Christopher Spoerl Democrat … Continue reading

County Board Candidates from Districts 1, 2 & 3 on Display Monday, October 8th

The McHenry County League of Women Voters will hold a forum for County Board candidates running in Districts 1, 2, and 3 on Monday, October 8th. In District 1 the following are candidates: Republican Bob Nowak Republican Christopher Spoerl Democrat … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

County Board Candidate Carolyn Schofield Holds Fundraiser

Crystal Lake Brewing was the site of McHenry County Board candidate Carolyn Schofield’s fundraiser Tuesday night. I got a photo of Schofield and her running mate Josh Howell, a member of the Cary Grade School Board, which has cut it … Continue reading

District 2 Democrat Tim O’Neill Withdrawn from Fall Contest

Tim O’Neill was put on the ballot after the March Primary Election by local Democrats. He withdrew his candidacy on August 15th, leaving Suzanne Ness as the only challenger to Republicans Carolyn Schofield and Josh Howell. Schofield and Ness are … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 5 – Joe Tirio

A group of Republican candidates followed State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s entry.at Crystal Lake’s  Independence Day Parade on July 7th. Republican candidate for County Clerk, current Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was the first one. Next up was a jeep. Walkers … Continue reading