The County Board Winners Get Sworn In

There are so many aspects of the December 5th McHenry County Board meeeting that there will be stories coming for a while. One that was overshadowed by the activies of newly-elected Chairman Jack Franks was the swearing in of the … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 3

Continuing to show you the side of the mailing designed by the McHenry County Democratic Party, today we look at the message about District 3 County Board candidates. This piece was delivered to some households, but apparently not to many, … Continue reading

NWH Endorses 3 from GOP, 1 Dem in County Board Districts 3 & 4

The Northwest Herald decided to endorse two with school board experience in McHenry County Board District 3. Former President of Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Democrat Diane Johnson was endorsed along with just resigned member of Cary Elementary … Continue reading

Cary School Board President Asks Jack Franks, “Where’s the Plan?”

The following comment from Cary School Board President Scott Coffey is too insightful not to share further than the comment section of McHenry County Blog: County Board Has No Control Over Spending by Any Other Tax District  Cary Grade School … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Opens County Board Campaign Fund with $9,300

About-to-be appointed District 3 McHenry County Board member Chris Christensen has filed his first campaign finance report with the Illinois State Board of Elections. It says he has $9,300 so far. Two entities made contributions of $1,000 or more: $2,000 … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Rolls Out Yard Sign

At the Nunda Township Republican Party Picnic on Saturday, newly-slated Republican District 3 County Board candidate Chris Christensen brought his yard sign. Christensen is replacing Nick Provenzano on the fall ballot. Provenzano resigned to assume a full-time job with Congressman … 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

Patrick Kenneally’s Fundraiser

Back on January 26th, McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally held a fundraiser at Turnberry Country Club.  I had to hurry off to the League of Women Voters’ County Board Districts 4, 5 and 6 Forum, so missed the … Continue reading

Power Plant Is Dead – Who Says You Can’t Beat City Hall?

The Canadian  power plant pushers have withdrawn their application to locate a power plant in Oakwood Hills. Here is the email that was received today: IMPORTANT ENVENTURE PARTNERS ANNOUNCEMENT The Village of Oakwood Hills has received written notice from Enventure … Continue reading

Notes on the Wednesday Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting

Observations by a friend of McHenry County Blog of the Oakwood Hills citzens meeting Wednesday night: 1. Political participants on side of opposition got lots of love tonight from over 300 in attendance. Message conveyed that if plant gets its … Continue reading

Police Presence High at Oakwood Hills Village Board Meeting

Never have I seen more police at a local governmental meeting than at the Oakwood Village Board meeting at McHenry County College’s Conference Center Thursday night. The room would accommodate 340 people, but about 150 showed up, most wearing red, … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Asks County Board Members to Represent Him on Oakwood Hills Power Plant Issue

Cary Grade School Board member (and Republican Precinct Committeeman) Chris Christensen was the first up for public comment at last week’s McHenry County Board meeting. Christensen revealed that three weeks before he had called Oakwood Hills and been told, “Hey, … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills Power Plant Meeting: All Dressed in Red and No Chance to Talk

A very short Oakwood Hills zoning meeting was held at the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn Thursday evening to consider the siting of a gas-fired electric generating plant behind Village Hall. The length was dictated by the power plant applicant’s losing … Continue reading