Presidential Debate Party in Algonquin

Hosted by Chris Yaeger, a Presidential Debate Party will be held at the Riverview Restaurant on Route 31 in Algonquin on Monday, September 26th. Details are below: Meet and Greet: Chad Koppie, candidate for U.S. Senate with the Constitution Party … Continue reading

Scott Summers Running for Governor on Green Party Ticket, Chad Kopie for U.S. Senate for Constitution Party

Two local men have popped up on petitions filed for statewide office. Former McHenry County College Board President and 2012 unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate for County Board Scott Summers is running for Governor on the Green Party slate. Chad Koppie … Continue reading

Family PAC Cruises Lake Michigan

My favorite fund raiser of the year is the cruise put on by Family PAC every summer. On the drive down to Chicago, it was raining and 65 degrees. We feared for the worst, wondering if the boat would have … Continue reading

33rd District State Senate Candidate Withdraws, Says Will Run as Independent Against GOP Primary Winner as Independent

With his petitions for the State Senate district that pushed into Crystal Lake from the South to the Crystal Lake County Club under challenge, virtually unknown challenger Craig Powers says he has withdrawn from the Republican Party primary election. The … Continue reading

State Legislators/Candidates Report Status of Campaign Funds

State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) raised $21,690 and spent $23,932. He ended September with $2,300 less than he started with. State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) took in $52,400 and spent $41,600. He started July with $478,000 (remember all those … Continue reading

Electioneering at the Huntley Tea Party Gun Forum

As I walked into the Huntley Park District Building for the gun control/rights forum, I spotted three McHenry County Board candidates from three different districts: Nick Provenzano John Jung and Shawn Green The meeting was already in progress with Moderator … Continue reading

Cliff Surges Announces Candidacy for State Senate; Seeks to Represent South Central McHenry County, Western Kane County and Points South

I didn’t make it to Dundee when Cliff Surges announced his candidacy for State Senate in the 33rd District, but Jon Zahm did. He supplied his observations below, as well as the photos. The 33rd District now has three candidates: … Continue reading

Tryon Huntley Fish Bowl Draws McHenry, Kane and Cook County GOP Officials

What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative? You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 … Continue reading

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Prospecting for Jobs in Illinois Tuesday, Speaking to Family PAC

Governor Scott Walker’s day in Chicago started at 8 AM with an appointment with a prospective recruit for his “Open for Business” State of Wisconsin. It ended with a post-Family PAC appearance on a Chicago River cruise boat. What the … Continue reading

Chad Koppie Entering Kane-McHenry County State Senate Race

The email below is about a challenger to Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay’s candidacy for State Senate in the district that contains south-central McHenry County, going all the way to the Crystal Lake Country Club. “Tonight, Chad Koppie, a … Continue reading

More Potential Candidates for GOP Nod in the 33rd Senate District

Yesterday, I speculated on the rumor that Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay would leave that powerful post and run in the vacant 33rd State Senate District. As sometimes happens with such articles, more information is offered by those who … Continue reading

More Possible Legislative Candidates in Western Kane County, Southeastern McHenry County Districts

A Friend of McHenry County Blog from south of the Kane County border offers more thoughts on possible contenders for state representative and state senator: Well, looks like the new map is going to pass without any substantial changes, assuming … Continue reading