Election Stuff in Sunday Northwest Herald

Read the Northwest Herald at Colonial Cafe today. Here’s what I saw that might be considered related to the Tuesday Election. On the front page was a sticker from Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Next was … Continue reading

More Tax Districts Unclear on the Process

Three more local governments Cary Library District Harvard Fire Protection District Woodstock Rural Library District have published “black box” legal ads in the Northwest Herald.These ads were required by a bill passed during Jim Thompson’s second term in office, following … Continue reading

Village of Union Doesn’t Understand Tax Cap

Under the Property Tax Cap, a non-Home Rule Unit (think municipalities over 25,000 people like Chicago, Crystal Lake and McHenry, plus municipalities who have approved Home Rule by referendum vote lie Barrington Hills) may not raise its tax levy by … Continue reading

Proft PAC Spends $200,000 on Chicago TV, $19,000 on Newspaper Ads

Watchers of WBBM, WGN and WLS-TV are going to see ads for State Senate candidate Dan McConchie (or maybe negative ads against opponents Martin McLaughlin and Casey Urlacher) as a result of a $200,000 buy by Dan Proft’s Political Action … Continue reading

Spending Money Like Water

Dan Proft’s Liberty Principals PAC is pouring tens of thousands of dollars into the campaigns of State Senate candidate Dan McConchie and State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn. Will Skillicorn’s ads show up on The Wheel of Fortune? Here is what … Continue reading

Republicans Roll Out NWH Advertising Campaign

On page five of Sunday’s Northwest Herald was the first of what must be at least several ads for GOP candidates paid for by the McHenry County Republican Party. It features gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim. … Continue reading