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

Glenda Miller Has $22,000 More in Bank (Mostly Loans from Herself) than County Treasurer Opponent Jeff Thorsen

Today, let’s look at the McHenry County Treasurer’s race. Chief Deputy Treasurer Glenda Miller is running against Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen. Miller reported having $22,175.65 at the end of the last quarter. Of her receipts of $25,745.13, $23,595.13 … Continue reading

McHenry County Democratic Party Ends Up with almost $15,000 at the End of the Second Quarter of 2013

The McHenry County Democratic Party raised $16,015 during the second quarter of this year and ended June with $14,703.92 in the bank. Those making contributions which were reported (required if in excess of $150) follow: $1,000 – Paula Yensen, Self … Continue reading

The Financial End of the GOP McHenry County Sheriff’s Race: $40,800 to $19,500 with Prim in the Lead

Since Jim Harrison decided to run as an Independent, there is a two-way race for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff. It’s between Undersheriff Andy Zinke–Sheriff Keith Nygren’s choice–and former Des Plaines Police Commander Bill Prim, who has live … 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

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