Barb Wheeler Has $18,000 in Campaign Fund

Having decided to run for re-election as State Representative, let’s take a look at Barbara Wheeler’s campaign finances. The amount she has in her campaign is about the same as she started the year with–$18,000 That didn’t mean she didn’t … Continue reading

The 2016 Recorder of Deeds Race

Candidates are already lining up to win the Republican Party primary for Recorder of Deeds next spring. After all, petition passing for next year’s primary election starts around the first of September. Long-time incumbent Phyllis Walters is expected to retired.  She … Continue reading

Althoff Comments on FOIA Modification Bill She Sponsored

From State Senator Pam Althoff: In response to recent e-mails and phone calls I have received regarding my yes vote on House Bill 3796, I would like to explain why this legislation, will in fact, increase access to public records … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Sends Mailing

What you see below arrived today from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee: New GOP Township Chairman Demetri Tsilimigras, who raised most of the money for the mailing, has a message on top of the address side. Then, there is … Continue reading

Tribune Endorsed Incumbents for State Rep.

Yesterday the Tribune endorsed State Rep. David McSweeney. Today, its Editorial Board endorsed State Rep. Jack Franks and Barb Wheeler. No surprises because McSweeney’s and Wheeler’s opponents have been pretty close to invisible. Bill Downs of Cary is running against … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … Continue reading

Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 1

Readers know that my primary reason for attending parades is to look out for political implications. But what gave me the biggest kick was the Crystal Lake Strikers playing “Wipe Out” in front of the First United Methodist Church. There … Continue reading

Election Challenge to State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s Last Minute Opponent Fails

Supporter of State Rep. Barb Wheeler challenged the election petitions of her last-minute Democratic Party challenger Joel Mains. Both candidates from Nunda Township, north of Crystal Lake. You can read more about the Mains’ candidacy than has been written anywhere … Continue reading

Bond Beats Wheeler and Cook For 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman

Garrett Hill, who was working on State Rep. Barbara Wheeler’s campaign for State Central Committeeman in the 14th District reports the following as final results: Stan Bond – 20,324. Barbara Wheeler – 16,723 Bob Cook – 7.706 In McHenry County, … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Supporting Legislation Fighting Illliinos Human Trafficking and Pornography

A press release from State Rep. Barb Wheeler: Representative Wheeler a participant in the Patriot’s United 5th Annual Unity Breakfast Crystal Lake, IL – This morning I had the opportunity to attend the Patriot’s United 5th Annual Unity Breakfast in … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading