Democrat Predicts Jack Franks Can Win Both County Board and State Rep. Races

A comment from “Inish” worth sharing from under the article entitled, McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again stimulated the following comment: Rested like a arrow in a quiver by no one’s fault but their own. The County … 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

Gasser Urges Franks to Renouce $58,600 Pension

Turnabout, apparently, is fair play. During member comments at Tuesday night’s McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser praised GOP County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup’s call for an end to pensions for County Board members. Gasser is one of the … Continue reading

D155 Citizens Think Poorly of Bonus for Superintendent, Bleacher Suit Cited

Seven citizens delivered messages to the Crystal Lake District 155 High School Board Tuesday night before it went behind closed doors to evaluate the year’s performance of Superintendent Johnnie Thomas. A suggestion for more transparency came from McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republicans Denounce Nepotism

The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee unanimously approved a resolution against nepotism in its Tuesday night meeting at Crystal Lake’s McHenry County Republican Party Headquarters. You can read the language pf the resolution below: RESOLUTION – ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CENTRAL … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republican Party to Vote on Nepotism & Patronage

In a move that seems antithetical to a political party the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will consider a policy statement on nepotism and patronage at its upcoming 7:30 May 10th meeting at Republican Headquarters next to Joseph’s Market in … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Team Wins Control of Algonquin Township GOP

There was a long count before the weighted votes of Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeemen were reconciled. Election of party leaders is not one Precinct Committeeman, one vote. Each elected Committeeman is allowed to cast a vote that equals the … Continue reading

Jennifer Weinhammer Seeks Election as Algonquin Township GOP Treasurer

An email from newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeeman Jennifer Weinhammer: My name is Jennifer Weinhammer and I am writing you as Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township, Precinct 17. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and inform you of … Continue reading

Chris Covelli Seeks Vice Chairmanship of Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee

The Primary Elections are over and people are jockeying for township GOP positions. The first out of the box via email was newly-elected Cary Republican Precinct Committeeman Chris Covelli. His missive follows: I wanted to take a brief moment and … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Says No Notice to New County Board Members of IMRF 1,000 Hour Work Requirement

One of the McHenry County Board members who promised not to sign-up for Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension benefits and carried through on that pledge says that he wasn’t told of the 1,000 annual work requirement when he went through … Continue reading

The County Board IMRF Question Copy

The following was first published the day before the March 15th Primary Election, but, in view of the County Board meeting of last night, I think it is worth repeating: I have been so inundated that two topics that deserve … Continue reading

Gasser Writes Constituents about Election

This letter from McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser was sent to 3,900 addresses: Mr. Andrew Gasser 112 Grove Ave, Fox River Grove McHenry County Board District 1 Friends, Neighbors, and Constituents, I am writing you to tell you about … Continue reading

The County Board IMRF Question

I have been so inundated that two topics that deserve thoughtful consideration haven’t been covered. One of them is the practice of McHenry County Board members getting pensions. David Stieper and Andrew Gasser brought up the topic during the 2014 … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

Chris Covelli’s Precinct Letter

Cary Candidate for Republican Precinct Committeeman Chris Covelli mailed me his precinct letter. It is reproduced below. Do you have something political you would like to share? Email it to [email protected] or mail it to 275 Meridian St., Crystal Lake, … Continue reading