Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 7 – Running for County Auditor, Precinct Committeeman, Calling the Meeting that Led to McHenry County College Copy

In honor of the anniversary of my father’s 100 birth year, I continue this series about his life: In 1963, my mother and I attended the Illinois Crime Commission’s summer hearings held in the old county board room at what … Continue reading

Cost of the Algonquin Bypass

Now that the election season is (almost) behind us, perhaps we can start thinking about public policy again and not just politics.  Below is a study by Steve Willson on the Algonquin Bypass: Our Outrageous Roads In September of 2014, … Continue reading

Algonquin 7 Precinct Results

My precinct is number 7 in Algonquin Township. Going through some stuff, I found the election results from last November’s election. Before I file them I thought I post them. Jim Obeweis won 54% of the vote in Algonquin 7, … Continue reading

My Precinct at 5 PM

Readers know that I am following the Lakewood Village Trustee race. In 2011, only 28 people voted and the highest number of votes received by a trustee was 19. There was no contest. In 2013, 37 people went to the … Continue reading

Two Lakeside Precincts’ Results for Crystal Lake City Council Show Big Leads for Jeff Thorsen & Ralph Dawson

Two precinct vote at Crystal Lake’s Main Beach House, Algonquin 7 and Algonquin 19. Here are the results of in-person voting, minus the one person who voted electronically. For City Council It looks as if it will be a battle … Continue reading

Notes from the Election Front

The Courthouse Employees of McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz were opening absentee ballots this morning. Office employees were also printing more ballots for Nunda Township. Ten percent had been delivered to each precinct but Kathie Schultz said that some precincts … Continue reading

Voting at Crystal Lake’s Main Beach House

Voters got shunted into the little room without a lake view again today. So much for the Park District’s being able to recognize that voters might like to see what their tax dollars have bought. One good thing was that … Continue reading

Early Returns for County Board District 2 Point to Donna Kurtz Victory, Might Be Blowout

Just got back from my polling place at the Main Beach House. Any thoughts that disgusted voters would storm the ballot boxes turned out to be nonsense, at least looking only at the paper ballots. Of course, I could be … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Out Campaigning on Election Day

Most local candidates think campaigning time is over the Sunday before the election. It’s not over, of course, until the polls close at 7 PM. Today, standing out in front of my Crystal Lake Park District Main Beach polling place … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 7 – Running for County Auditor, Precinct Committeeman, Calling the Meeting that Led to McHenry County College

In 1963, my mother and I attended the Illinois Crime Commission’s summer hearings held in the old county board room at what is now Woodstock City Hall. It was twice the size of the current Woodstock City Council Chambers. Crime … Continue reading