Searching for the Motivation for the Township Consolidation Push

This is not the first time that I have wondered why folks are putting so much effort into getting township consolidation referendums on the ballot. It seems to me that none of the smaller townships will end up with majorities … Continue reading

Supressing the Minority

It is not a secret that the McHenry County Board is split with a majority coalition having supported Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman and a minority having opposed his election. Gottemoller arranged committee appointments so that that majority is … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Featured on Open the Books

Algonquin Township is in the spotlight (scroll down in linked page) in a recent Open the Books report.  The not-for-profit is run by Adam Andrzejewski, a 2010 candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and one who sought Bruce Rauner’s … Continue reading

Most Recent Compensation for Algonquin Township’s Highest Paid

Friday McHenry County Blog published the salary and pension information for Algonquin Township as seen on Open the Books. Thinking that there might be more recent information, a commenter looked at the compensation reported on the township’s web site. Required … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s 7th Fish Boil Enjoys Perfect Weather

State Rep. Mike Tryon has retired as Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, but from the attendance at his Huntley Fish Boil. you couldn’t tell it. Tryon’s district stretches down the Randall Road corridor to St. Charles now.  … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Push for Local Governments to Consolidate Allows Two Cemetery Districts to Die

With much fanfare Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks announced a commission to cut the number of local governments. The reporting date came and went. This spring it was two years overdue. The Northwest Herald ran an article by Kevin … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery’s Take on Budget Meeting

Here’s is Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery’s view of what happened at the Algonquin Township budget meeting: A very enthusiastic group of township residents attended the Algonquin Township Yearly Budget Hearings and the regular Monthly Board meeting. The board meeting … Continue reading

Nygren, Millers, Munaretto, Nowak Host Zinke Algonquin Fundraiser

Here’s the invitation to a $50 1-3 Saturday afternoon Algonquin fundraiser for McHenry County Sheriff’s hopeful Andy Zinke at Cucina Bella Restaurant: The Host Committee consists of the following: Keith Nygren Dennis Adams Anna May Miller Bob Miller Robert Nowak … Continue reading