28 Write-In Candidacies Surface, Shepley Challenged by Chadwick

The biggest is the write-in challenge of Sascha Chadwick to Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley. As McHenry County Blog reported the night it happened, Shepley managed to convince his fellow City Council members that Chadwick, a CPA and entrepreneur.  (See … Continue reading

Library Board Candidates, Write-In Opportunities in Seven Districts

Libraries that are not for a single municipality are governed by elected Library District Boards. They are spread all over McHenry County, with the exception of the Crystal Lake and Harvard area. Crystal Lake and Harvard have the only city … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Announces Huntley and Algonquin Libraries’ Share of $1 Million Grant from Secretary of State’s Office

A press release from State Rep. MikeTryon: Huntley and Algonquin Libraries to Receive “Back to Books” Grants through Illinois Program SPRINGFIELD…..Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced that two community libraries in State Representative Mike Tryon’s legislative … Continue reading

Joe Stefani as a Potential Candidate

Two years ago a 27-year old named Joe Stefani was elected to the Algonquin Library Board. He used direct mail. And, he knocked on a lot of doors. In the meantime, Stefani has gotten a minor league baseball team off … Continue reading

Mike Murphy Calls

State Senator Matt Murphy called on behalf of his running mate Andy McKenna this morning. Murphy is running for lieutenant governor. Good day to call, it’s being Martin Luther King’s birthday holiday and all. Unfortunately, he interrupted our family’s watching … Continue reading

27-Year-Old Joe Stefani Wins Algonquin Library Board Race

27-year-old Joe Stefani of Algonquin was elected as Trustee of the Algonquin Library Board for the 4-year term. Stefani now becomes the youngest library trustee in the history of the Algonquin Library and one of the youngest in the State … Continue reading