Two More Candidates for McHenry County Office

Toward the end of the filing period, two more people filed for McHenry County Office. Incumbent Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn presented petitions for re-election. She is a Republican and, unless Democrats decide to slate a candidate, Schermerhorn will … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Responds to County Clerk Opponent Andrew Georgi’s Charges

Talk about a fast response, take a read of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds reply to the charges that Democratic Party for County Clerk opponent Andrew Georgi levied at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Democratic Party: Regarding my Democrat opponent’s … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Second Lawyer Democrat

With endorsements completed yesterday for the McHenry County Board, in its District 5 picks, the Northwest Herald has endorsed its second Democrat who is a lawyer.  (The first was District 3’s Diane Johnson, a former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

Contributions to Democratic Party County Board Candidates

Having found big money going from Vince Foglia to Republican County Board candidates, I decided to look at what Democrats have received. Reports must be made if a candidate raises or spends $5,000, so a lot of campaigns, especially local … Continue reading

Dems Fill County Board Slots, But Leave Three Countywide Vacancies

Petitions have been filed to the McHenry County Board candidates that the Democratic Party Central Committee slated at that meeting they wouldn’t let me attend. New candidates are District 1 – Kathryn Potter District 2 – Jim Roden District 3 … Continue reading

Hebron Mayor Refuses to Resign

John Jacobson, Hebron’s Mayor who was arrested on drug charges last month, was asked by several village residents to resign, but he refused. In a statement after entering the Village Board’s meeting room right before the 7 PM starting time, … Continue reading

Dems Announce Secret Meeting Choices for Office

As predicted, the name of the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney was announced in the Northwest Herald. The name didn’t make the headline on either page 16 or page 17. The headline was Democratic Party chooses candidates for several … Continue reading

Democrats Bob Ludwig and Darryl Frank Win District 6 County Board Primary

The McHenry County Democratic Party held a local primary election and people actually came. Live votes (as opposed to absentee and early votes) in the precincts totaled 7,468 for the three Democratic Party candidates.Republicans, on the other hand, cast 9,472 … Continue reading

Democrats Bob Ludwig and Darryl Frank Win District 6 County Board Primary

The McHenry County Democratic Party held a local primary election and people actually came. Live votes (as opposed to absentee and early votes) in the precincts totaled 7,468 for the three Democratic Party candidates.Republicans, on the other hand, cast 9,472 … Continue reading

The “What Do You Want to Accomplish Question?” in A-LAW Questionnaire

This is the third installment of McHenry County Board candidates’ answers to the joint McHenry County Defenders and Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s county board answers to their questionnaire. The topic today is the goals of the candidates. Only … Continue reading

The “What Do You Want to Accomplish Question?” in A-LAW Questionnaire

This is the third installment of McHenry County Board candidates’ answers to the joint McHenry County Defenders and Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s county board answers to their questionnaire. The topic today is the goals of the candidates. Only … Continue reading

Where Do County Board Candidates Stand on Water Policy

McHenry County is not destined to get water from Lake Michigan, so what county board members do on water policy is an important issue. Some forces want to take water from the rural parts of the county (mainly District 6) … Continue reading