Tribune Endorsed McConchie & Althoff for State Senate

The Chicago Tribune rolled out endorsements for the Illinois State Senate today. In districts with representation in McHenry County, both Republican Dan McConchie and Pam Althoff got the nod. Here’s what was said about McConchie: 26th District: This northwest suburban … Continue reading

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

William Parrott of McHenry has a letter to the Chicago Tribune published today.  It is reprinted below with his permission: It’s our republic — let’s remember that U.S. House oversight revelations with new details surrounding the travesty of Benghazi in … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 29

If I were running against Jack Franks, I would be knocking on doors of homes with Com Ed electric lines in front of them. Why? Because Jack Franks introduced House Bill 3884, a bill to allow Com Ed to chop down … Continue reading

What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Gottemoller, Kenneally, Tirio and Cowlin

The Chicago Tribune has released it endorsements for McHenry County posts. You can read them below: Board Chairman: This is the first time voters will elect the McHenry County Board chairman instead of having board members choose their own leader. … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Steve Reick over “Ghost Candidate Put Up by Democrats to Protect Franks from a Real Opponent”

The Chicago Tribune has issued its endorsements for State Representative. Here’s what was said about Steve Reick’s district (or should I say Jack Frank’s district, as it has been for the last eighteen years): 63rd District: The Republican who emerges … Continue reading

Tribune Ad Targets Sente

A full-page ad on the back page of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune tries to convince people to call State Rep. Carol Sente to urge her to vote against Senate Bill 1229, the legislation that would strip Governor Bruce Rauner of collective … Continue reading