McHenry County Republican Party Reformers Surface

There have been rumblings that the originally McHenry Township-based coalition nurtured by long-time McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Al Jourdan (who first won that post in 1968) is under severe challenge. One could tell by looking at all the new … Continue reading

RTA’s Al Jourdan and Don Totten Remind Suburbanites What’s at Stake

It took Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown to point it out, but there are some high regional stakes in the fight over who controls mass transportation in the metropolitan area. The same fight occurred in 1974 and in the early … Continue reading

Metra’s Jack Schaffer Calls Proposed Personnel Policy Way to Increase “Patronage”

Back when Jack Schaffer was State Senator and I was State Rep., we once had a conversation about patronage. Both of us agreed that we were pleased to let McHenry County Republican County Chairman Al Jourdan handle that aspect of … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Chairman Selection Monday Morning

The pretty secret jockeying to be Chairman of the McHenry County Board for the next two years will culminate tomorrow morning in Woodstock. After the 9 0.clock swearing in, three, perhaps four, perhaps more people will have their names entered … Continue reading

McHenry GOP Chairmen, Present & Past, Step Forward for Dave McSweeney

Just in case there was any doubt, “Fellow Republicans” received a letter from Mike Tryon William “Bill” LeFew Jack Schaffer Al Jourdan informing them that are supporting David McSweeney, the GOP winner of the 52nd District State Rep. race this … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republicans Raise Money

Saturday afternoon, McHenry Township Republicans gathered at the McHenry Moose for a pig roast and to hear candidates make their pitches. McHenry County Blog prevailed upon attendee Becky Kress to share her photos. McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who … Continue reading

NW Herald Quotes Schaffer on Franks’ Metra Attack Motivation

Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald wrote a story Tuesday about McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler’s unwillingness to ask for the resignation of former State Senator Jack Schaffer from the Metra Board. The first indication I could find of … Continue reading