Bob Anderson Asks Richmond Township Cemetery District about Plans to Merge with Richmond Township

State Rep.Jack Franks passed a quite minor consolidation of governments bill this past session. (See Jack Franks’ Push for Local Governments to Consolidate Allows Two Cemetery Districts to Die.) Its only potential impact on McHenry County was to allow the … Continue reading

County Board’s Legislative Committee to Consider Bob Anderson’s Advisory Township Referendum

Thursday, July 10th, at 8:30, the Legislative Committee of the McHenry County Board will consider advisory referendums. One was suggested by township abolition advocate Bob Anderson, a Republican Precinct Committeeman from Wonder Lake. Included in the committee packet is a … Continue reading

Could Someone Win Township Supervisor by Promising to Abolish It?

What would happen if a candidate ran for township office pledging to abolish the government for which he or she seeks office? Attorney and future McHenry County Board member Mike Walkup considered the question and came up with the following: … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Wins One – County Board Puts Anti-Double-Dipping Referendum on Ballot

Wonder Lake activist-barber Bob Anderson got a referendum on the November without having to go door-to-door. The question was on an issue upon which Governor Pat Quinn built his political career. Until he had to depend upon double-dippers to advance … Continue reading

County Board Decides Not to Muddy Jack Franks’ County Czar Waters

There was a long debate over whether the County Board should put a referendum on the fall ballot asking voters is they wanted to elect the County Board Chairman in an at-large election. Before that several citizens provided input. District … Continue reading

Tax Protest Meeting in Wonder Lake Sunday after Church

There’s a tax protest meeting in Wonder Lake Sunday afternoon at 1 PM at Christ the King Church, located at 5006 E. Wonder Lake Road. I’ve written about it before, but since Jim Tobin is coming to McHenry County tomorrow … Continue reading

Opposition to McHenry High School Referendum Arises, Jim Tobin Coming March 13th

A group called McHenry Citizens Tax Watch has been organized by Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson and David Yang. It’s immediate goal is to the beat the upcoming tax hike referendum. To support the effort, Jim Tobin, founder of National Taxpayers … Continue reading