American Conservative Union Ranks Illinois Legislators

State Senators Dan Duffy and Jim Oberweis (mentioned because he is a candidate for U.S. Senator in the GOP primary) were given a 100% ranking on the 2013 scorecard of the American Conservative Union. David McSweeney, Tim Schmitz and Barbara … Continue reading

Mary McClellan Endorsements for County Clerk

Hearing that State Rep. Barb Wheeler had endorsed McHenry County Board member Mary McClellan for County Clerk, I reached out for confirmation. Come to find out, it was easy to confirm because Wheeler’s name is right at the top of … Continue reading

Tribune Joins Steve Reick in Slapping Those Who Intervened in Funeral Home Labor Dispute

The latest post of Republican State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s web site is one in which he criticizes opponent and long-time incumbent Jack Franks for a vote. It criticizes Senate Bill 1787, a bill that started out as Illinois Titanium … Continue reading

Wheeler Introduces Bill to Cut Taxes for Families who Modify their Homes to Care for Relatives

A press release from State Rep. Barb Wheeler: Wheeler Aims to Alleviate Home Healthcare Springfield, IL…Working with local property tax assessors and home healthcare providers, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) has introduced House Bill 3715, a measure aimed at … Continue reading

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