Brian Sager Resigns as GOP Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Mayor and Greenwood Township Republican Precinct Committeeman sent the following July 22nd email of resignation of his GOP Committeeman post. Upon consideration of conversations at last night’s meeting of Republican Precinct Committee Men and Women, I have determined the … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Hultgren Holding Fundraiser March 9th

The following invitation to a fundraiser on March 9th at 31 North Banquets in McHenry for Congressman Randy Hultgren has been forwarded by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: … Continue reading

Franks Sat. Fundraiser Hosts

State Rep. Jack Franks is holding his annual breakfast fundraiser this Saturday morning at Donley’s south of Union. The price is $40 per person, but the Democrat is willing to accept more. $2,500 is listed on the back. Committee members … Continue reading

Franks Meets with Governor in Woodstock

State Rep. Jack Franks and Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager, a member of Franks’ fundraising “Host Committee,” met with Governor Bruce Rauner in Woodstock when he was in town to brief the Woodstock City Council and McHenry County Board on his … Continue reading

Twelve Seek Metra Board Appointment

The following seek to succeed former State Senator Jack Schaffer on the Metra Board. It’s a paying position–$15,000 per year–but not exempt from political heat. Dennis Adams, McHenry, former McHenry County College Board member, McHenry alderman and candidate for Mayor, … Continue reading

NorWest Township Republicans Splinter Group Meets

There was a Woodstock meeting Wednesday night, the same night the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee organized. It consisted mainly of the little townships Republican Precinct Committeemen who did not attend the organization meeting called by Michael McCleary and enough … Continue reading

The People at Lou Bianchi’s Fund Raiser

The August fund raiser for McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi was the biggest I’ve seen in a long time. The Boulder Hill Country Club was packed. And, this for a man not up for re-election for three more years. … Continue reading

Glenda Miller Announces Endorsements for McHenry County Treasurer

A press release from McHenry County Treasurer candidate Glenda Miller: “Centsible” Choice for County Treasurer Glenda Miller, currently Chief Deputy McHenry County Treasurer and Republican candidate for County Treasurer garnered several endorsements in the past week. Miller, 57, recently announced … Continue reading

McHenry County Romney Alternate Delegate on Jack Franks’ Fundraising Host Committee

A friend of McHenry County Blog has forwarded an invitation to Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks’ September 29th fundraising breakfast at Donley’s Wild West Town. The Jesse White Tumblers will perform. As usual Franks provides a list of those who … Continue reading

Champaign Blogger Takes on Legislators Trying to Limit Freedom of Information Requests

Part-Time Pundit John Bambenek is taking on State Senators who are planning to make it much more difficult for anyone not considered “media” to do in-depth research about what local governments do by passing Senate Bill 1655. The Northwest Herald’s … Continue reading

Republicans Hold Play Day Fundraiser

Yesterday was one of the biggest fundraisers for the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. My guess is that parking along the road during previous golf outings has led to the “No Parking” signs there now. Time was that late comers … Continue reading

County Expands PACE Reach for Crystal Lake, McHenry and Woodstock Residents

Lack of inter-connectivity has always been the problem in delivering bus service to the suburbs.  To get from one town to the next, you had to be able to get from your home to the bus stop. During the 1974 … Continue reading

Wisconsin License Plates on the Jeep Keith Nygren Drives

I found this Wisconsin license plate in the parking lot of D’Andrea the night of the event for Appellate Court Justices Mary Schostok and Ann Jorgensen. While looking for a big, lit up Nygren sign in the parking lot, I … Continue reading

McHenry County College Interim President Larry Tyree Resigns

That didn’t take long. Interim President Larry Tyree replacing Interim President Brian Sager replacing the faster-you-get-out-the-door-the-better President Walt Packard has stepped down after a month in office as head of McHenry County College. As the last one standing, Kathleen Plinske, … Continue reading