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from the South to the Crystal Lake County Club under challenge, virtually unknown challenger Craig Powers says he has withdrawn from the Republican Party primary election.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