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District 2 Democrat Tim O’Neill Withdrawn from Fall Contest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

Karen McConnaughay Officially Withdraws from Fall Ballot

Yesterday, State Senator Karen McConnaughay has filed the official paperwork to withdraw her name from the General Election ballot. She was elected to the State Senate in 2012, following multiple terms chairing the Kane County Board. Seeking appointment to fill … Continue reading

First Day Filings for McHenry County Board

Here is who the McHenry County Clerk reports filed on Monday, the first day for filing.  Incumbents’ names are in boldface type. MCHENRY COUNTY BOARD **indicates simultaneous filing DISTRICT 1 Republican CHRISTOPHER SPOERL 340 PEARL ST., CARY 60013 Democrat MICHAEL … Continue reading

Franks County Board Liaison Picks Include Non-County Board Members

Former County Board member Ersel Schuster shares her opinion on the consistency show by County Board members in following its rules. County Board Picks & Chooses Rules They’ll Apply For those of you who took the time to attended or … Continue reading

Lame Duck Planning and Development Expanding Government Tuesday

The agenda for the Planning and Development Committee is out.  On the agenda is to expand the P&D committee by 1.5 full time employees or FTEs.  Here is a link to the agenda on the McHenry County Board’s website. The … Continue reading

County Board Blanches Open Meetings Act Suit Boil

Using a cost-benefit approach, an 18-4 vote of the McHenry County Board settled a suit brought by Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers over an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act when the majority of a … Continue reading