Judge Michael Feetterer Has Successful Fundraiser

Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer filled the room at Marzano’s Italian Restaurant in McHenry. Standing room only. Candidates for other officers attended. People were passing petitions. Two of three McHenry County Clerk candidates, Nick Provenzano and Mary McClellan, were in … Continue reading

McSweeney, Wheeler Call for Metra Chairman’s Resignation

Press releasees from both State Rep. David McSweeney and State Rep. Barbara Wheeler call for Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran’s resignation. First, McSweeney’s release: Rep. McSweeney Joins Call for Metra Chairman’s Resignation CARY – State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) joined … Continue reading

Politicians at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade

The first indication of politics at McHenry’s 2013 Fiesta Days Parade was a man walking to the marshaling area wearing a Bill Prim for Sheriff tee shirt. I was on my way to Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Pre-Parade Reception at Perry … Continue reading

All Four GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Court Pro-Life Vote at Irene Napier’s McHenry County Farm in Crystal Lake

A testimony to the political strength that Crystal Lake’s Irene Napier has built for the Pro-Life community in McHenry County is the appearance of all four candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor at the annual Pig Roast at her … Continue reading

House Republicans Tout Idea to Make College More Affordable

A press release from State Rep. Barb Wheeler: House Republicans unveil college affordability package Naperville– State Representatives Darlene Senger (R-Naperville), Adam Brown (R-Champaign), Barb Wheeler (R-Fox Lake), and Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) today joined House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) … Continue reading

Mike Tryon, Pam Althoff & Karen McConnaughay Cast More Votes for Gambling Expansion Bills Than Other Legislators Representing McHenry County

For the last week and a half, McHenry County Blog described gambling expansion bills that passed the Illinois General Assembly, plus the bill that would allow four new casinos (Chicago, Rockford, Waukegan-area and Danville), which passed only the State Senate. … Continue reading

Internet Gambling on Horse Racing Approved after Pilot Program Lapses

This article started with a press release from the Illinois Church Action Council on Alcohol and Addiction. There are so many bills expanding gambling (despite the loss of the one to give Chicago, Danville, Rockford and the Waukegan-area casinos) that … Continue reading

Liquor Stores, Fraternal & Veterans Organizations Near Schools Approved for Slots

This article started with a press release from the Illinois Church Action Council on Alcohol and Addiction. There are so many bills expanding gambling (despite the loss of the one to give Chicago, Danville, Rockford and the Waukegan-area casinos) that … Continue reading

Off-Track Betting Parlors Would Get Slot Machines under House Bill 1570

This article started with a press release from the Illinois Church Action Council on Alcohol and Addiction. There are so many bills expanding gambling (despite the loss of the one to give Chicago, Danville, Rockford and the Waukegan area casinos) … Continue reading