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