Tax Deductable Money Finances Kane County Forest Preserve Referendum

A referendum is on the ballot in Kane County to borrow $50 million to finance the purchase of land for the Kane County Forest Preserve District. Committees have to file with the State Board of Elections when they raise or … Continue reading

Tryon’s Replacement Race Has Half Million Dollars in Play

I found a useful tool today–Aldertrack. It totals what has been spent in each legislative district. When I looked at the 66th State Rep. race in which these four candidates Carolyn Schofield Paul Serwatka Allen Skillicorn Dan Wilbrandt are facing … 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

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

Courts Force Disclosure of Tax Dollars Spent to Pass Northfield Township High School Referendum–$60,000 in 2006, Passed by 241 Votes

Here is a press release explaining the successful conclusion–from a taxpayer’s point of view–of a suit to stop taxeating local governments from promoting their tax increase referendums.  Although it did not originate in McHenry County, it will affect school districts, … 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