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

Can MCC Foundation Use Donations to Urge Voters to Vote for Referendums?

It has been most frustrating to have to fight McHenry County Conservation District referendums. As I have mentioned previously (see Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum), the frustration comes from having to fight money that should … 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

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

How Cliff Surges Spent His State Senate Campaign Money at the End of 2011

Cliff Surges didn’t raise much money during the last three months of 2011–$5,650. But he didn’t spend much either–$7,419.13. Nowhere near what his opponent Karen McConnaughay spent. Have to wonder why the only publicized poll, from We Ask America, shows … Continue reading

Pam Althoff’s Campaign Finances

$23,094.14 taken in, $47,435.87 in checks written out. That’s the summary of State Senator Pam Althoff’s campaign disclosure form. The details are below. First money coming in. From entities which are not Political Action Committee, Althoff got $16,910 that was … Continue reading

Gaffney Points Out He Has Most Cash in Bank

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Gaffney Files With More Money Fox River Grove, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) has filed with $36,336 cash on hand going into the final two months of the Republican … Continue reading

How State Rep. Candidate Dave McSweeney Spent His Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog covered receipts for Dave McSweeney, candidate for State Rep.  McSweeney is running against incumbent St. Rep. Kent Gaffney, who has $36,000 in the bank and Danielle Rowe. Today, we’ll look at expenses, $129,061, which includes some … Continue reading