County Highway Vendor Gives to Gottemoller & Hill

When I saw AECOM US Federal Political Action Committee out of Arlington Heights, Virginia, on the campaign disclosure reports of Joe Gottemoller, candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, and Tina Hill, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate, I wondered why. … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has $18,000 in Campaign Fund

Having decided to run for re-election as State Representative, let’s take a look at Barbara Wheeler’s campaign finances. The amount she has in her campaign is about the same as she started the year with–$18,000 That didn’t mean she didn’t … Continue reading

County Board Candidates Making No Campaign Finance Report

A number of candidates for McHenry County Board did not file reports with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Candidates are not required to file such reports unless they bring in or spend $5,000. Among those not meeting that threshold … Continue reading

Hammerand Campaign Financing

District 4’s John Hammerand is the third candidate seeking the office of McHenry County Board Chairman. He won a hotly-contested race with teacher union-backed Crystal Lake South High School auto mechanics and manufacturing technology teacher Arne Waltmire. Waltmire had over … Continue reading

Proposed Randall Road Consultant Makes McHenry County Political Contributions

Whenever I see a contract being let, I wonder if campaign contributions might have been made to anyone close to the awarding of that contract. Today I looked at the McHenry County Transportation Committee agenda, which you can find here. … Continue reading

Chicago State Rep. LaShawn Ford Indicted for Bank Fraud in Alleged Rehab Scheme & to Pay for His 2006 Campaign

Before reading this press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on a second inner city Democratic Party State Rep. under Federal indictment, reflect upon the 2006 date for which he is charged with using ill-gotten money to pay for campaign … Continue reading

Walsh Criticizes Duckworth’s Missing Campaign Disclosure Filing Deadline, Cites Two Homestead Exemptions as Well

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Duckworth Violates FEC Laws – Fails to Disclose by Transparency Deadline As of the October 15 filing deadline, Tammy Duckworth had not fully disclosed her fundraising for the July through September fundraising period. … Continue reading

Walsh Announces Fund Raising for Quarter, Says Duckworth Raised More in NY and Calfornia than in Illinois, Duckworth Catches Up in “Cash on Hand”

A press release from Joe Walsh: Rep. Joe Walsh Announces Q2 Fundraising Numbers – Walsh and Opponent Show $750,000 Cash on Hand For the 2nd fundraising quarter of the 2012 campaign cycle, Congressman Joe Walsh raised $318,121 and showed nearly … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party Shows $7,200 in Bank

McHenry County Republicans ended up with about $2,000 more at the end of March than they had at the beginning of the year, ending March with $7,188.71. The annual Lincoln Day Dinner was the major fund raiser and also amount … Continue reading

Walsh Reports Contributions, Notes Duckworth Got More from NYC than 8th District

A press release from Congressman Joe Walsh: Walsh posts strong first quarter fundraising dollars Duckworth only raises 3% of her money in the district Yesterday Congressman Joe Walsh released his first quarter fundraising totals. Due to the March 20th Primary, … Continue reading

Potential Kane County Vendors’ Campaign Contibutions Made Public Before Approval

The Kane County Chronicle had a story Saturday telling of Board Chairman (and now GOP State Senate candidate) Karen McConnaughay’s making public campaign contributions by potential contractors prior to County Board approval. For two years, those wanting county business have … Continue reading

Cliff Surges Questions Karen McConnaughay’s $64,000 in Union Contributions

A press release from State Senate candidate Cliff Surges criticizing his questioning his opponent Karen McConnaughay’s contributions from unions. Surges calls on McConnaughay to explain Union Contributions Gilberts, IL – On last Monday evening at a candidate forum at Del … Continue reading

More Charges of Illegal MinorityWomen/Disadvantaged Set-Aside Scams, One Hefty Campaign Contributor

TWO AREA CONTRACTORS CHARGED WITH FRAUD INVOLVING MINORITY AND WOMEN SET-ASIDES FOR GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS CHICAGO — Two owners of area construction businesses are facing federal charges for allegedly using companies they controlled to fraudulently obtain government contracts set-aside for … Continue reading