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

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