Selection of McHenry Township GOP Candidates Getting Interesting

The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee met, but were one vote short of a quorum. At that meeting both the appointed Township Supervisor Craig Adams and the appointed Township Clerk Marsha Nelson misquoted the law that State Senator Jack Schaffer … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Dems Planning Caucus to Select Trustee Candidate(s)

From Algonquin Township Clerk Chuck Lutzow: The Algonquin Township Democratic party will Caucus December 6 2016 at 7:00 pm. Location 85 Fairfield Lane, Cary, IL 60013. [85 Fairfield Lane is the home of unsuccessful District 1 County Board candidate Kerri … Continue reading

Dems Seek to Replace District 4 County Board Candidate for Second Time

The Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board District 3 met Sunday morning at 9 at the Hidden Pearl Cafe in McHenry. The meeting was held to replace caucused candidate Patrick Arnold, who was slated in early August, but … Continue reading

Another County Board Democrat Drops Out

It wasn’t because he wasn’t willing to run. It was because he lived on the wrong side of the street of the McHenry County Board District 4 boundary line. Patrick Arnold filed his withdrawal papers on Monday. The Democrats found … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Edges Out Nancy Gonsiorek as Replacement for Nick Provenzano on County Board

The District 3 Republican Precinct Committee exercised real power Tuesday night at GOP Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza. And, it wasn’t a closed meeting like the Democrats have had to slate their candidates. Each Committeeman got to cast votes … Continue reading

Gonsiorek and Chritstensen Seek Republican District 3 Ballot Spot

So far, McHenry County Blog has identified two who wish to be candidates on the Republican ballot this fall to replace County Board member Nick Provenzano’s candidacy: Former Crystal Lake Grade School member and GOP Primary Election County Board candidate … Continue reading

Dems Meeting Tonight in McHenry to Name County Board Replacement

Because Andrew Breen has withdrawn from the Democratic Party ballot, District 4 Precinct Committeemen have the right to replace him on the ballot. The following email came from Arne Waltmire, a man who ran for County Board there in 2014, … Continue reading

Republicans Get Chance to Caucus in Replacement for Provenzano

So far this election season, the Democratic Party has been the one slating new or replacement candidates for various offices. The meetings have been held behind closed doors. Time will tell if the Republican Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Dorr Township GOP Leader Tees Off on Democrats’ Secrecy

The following letter is published with the permission of author Joe Monack, who is Dorr Township Republican Central Committee Chairman.  I was originally published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday> Democrats not so democratic By now, everybody is familiar with … Continue reading

Dems Announce Secret Meeting Choices for Office

As predicted, the name of the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney was announced in the Northwest Herald. The name didn’t make the headline on either page 16 or page 17. The headline was Democratic Party chooses candidates for several … Continue reading

Democrats Plan Caucuses in Dorr and McHenry Townships

From the Democratic Party of McHenry County: Notice of Democratic Caucus Dorr Township and McHenry Township Democrats are invited to attend a caucus on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. to nominate candidates for the Spring 2013 election for Township … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP to Hold Primary Election to Select Next Year’s Township Candidates

Since the 1973 fiasco of a caucus conducted by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee, McHenry County largest township has allowed voters to decide who GOP candidates for township office shall be. That was the year that first-term Assessor Forrest … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republicans Favor Primary Over Caucus

Polled by Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee Chairwoman Karla Dobbeck, an overwhelming percentage of those who replied opted for a primary election over a party caucus. Last weekend, I outlined why Algonquin Township’s Republicans decided to hold a primary election … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republicans Favor Primary Over Caucus

Polled by Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee Chairwoman Karla Dobbeck, an overwhelming percentage of those who replied opted for a primary election over a party caucus. Last weekend, I outlined why Algonquin Township’s Republicans decided to hold a primary election … Continue reading