Coroner Anne Majewski Working 80-100 Hours a Week,”Unnatural” Deaths Way Up

At the November 27th, 2017 Law & Government Meeting, McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski requested additional funds from the Special Fund to pay for an increasing number of required autopsies. She reported an increase in “unnatural” deaths in McHenry County … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Will County Board Concluded It Could NOT Take Away Countywide Elected Officials’ Pensions, as Jack Franks Is Proposing

v In another attempt to grab headlines, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has proposed a resolution to prevent current countywide elected officials from participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension program According to the Will County State’s Attorney’s … Continue reading

Jack Franks Aims to Abolish McHenry County Coroner and Hand Control to Lake County

According to an article in the Champaign News-Gazette by Jim Dey, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks wants to hand over the McHenry County Coroner’s duties to the Lake County Coroner. Strangely (and inaccurately), Franks claims credit in the article … Continue reading

Republicans Make Mailing

The McHenry County Republican Party has made the following mailing, which appears to be mainly a sample ballot: McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup reports to the State Board of Elections that the Illinois Republican Party says the value … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading

80 Attend Algonquin Township GOP Fundraiser

A Friend of McHenry County Blog who attended last Thursday night’s Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee in Algonquin sent in the following description of the event, plus photos. The Algonquin Township Republicans hosted a well-attended “Red Carpet Gala” Fundraiser at … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Schedules Invitation Only Fundraiser

Because of where it is being held, the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee is requiring those attending its next fundraiser to be invited. Such invitations to the $35 Savour Art Gallery in Algonquin may be obtained by emailing Christina Myers … Continue reading

Coroner’s Contract with SIEU Ready for County Board

That’s what this meeting notice for January 5th indicates: The HUMAN RESOURCES and FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEES have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. to discuss and consider a Resolution Authorizing a Contract Agreement … Continue reading

Prim Assigns Deputy’s Death Probe to Outside Agency

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has officially requested that the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) conduct the investigation into the death Monday of Deputy Dwight Maness and MIAT has … Continue reading

Comparing County Government Efficiencies

This comes from a report submitted to the Management Services Committee of the McHenry County Board: Bellwether Benchmarking McHenry County participated in a Multi-County Benchmark comparison to assess the performance of departments and operations. Seven Illinois counties participated in the … Continue reading

Unseatbelted Harvard Man Dies in Paulson Road Pickup Crash

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Single Vehicle Fatal Crash Richard J. Shields, 58, of Harvard was pronounced dead after a single vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Paulson Road, at 4:24 a.m. today … Continue reading