Eric Ruth Follows in Father’s, Grandparents’ Footsteps to Be Elected Grafton Township Supervisor, Poznanski Re-Elected Road Commissioner, Watson Snags Clerk Post

Following in his father Chuck’s and his grandparents Millie and Howard Ruth’s footsteps Eric Ruth won the Republican nomination for McHenry County’s Grafton Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Ruth decisively defeated Joseph Holtorf. Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom Poznanski won … Continue reading

Hultgren Holding Fundraiser March 9th

The following invitation to a fundraiser on March 9th at 31 North Banquets in McHenry for Congressman Randy Hultgren has been forwarded by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: … Continue reading

Joni Smith Sets Fundraiser

Monday, September 21st, is the date set by McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joni Smith for a $60 5:30 to 7:30 Port Edward fundraiser. Listed on the Host Committee are Phyllis Walters, the current Recorder of Deeds State Rep. … Continue reading

Republican Party’s Fourth Quarter Finances

In the run up to the fall election, the McHenry County Republican Party spent $33,708.29 to elect its candidates. On October 1st, he GOP started with $37,876.24. $7,550 was donated during the last three months of the year. $33,708.29 was spent … Continue reading

Purple Heart Monument Coming to McHenry County

In this March 4th press release from Richard Young, Initiator and Coordinator of the Purple Heart Monument and Purple Heart County Designation, explains the background of the monument to be dedicated August 7th. McHenry County became the first of 102 … Continue reading

A More Systematic Look at Write-In Campaigns

There were thirty people who waged write-in campaigns for Republican Precinct Committeeman. This is an attempt to put all of the results in one place. Here are the results of Mickey Barnas’ campaign. Joe Stecker’s success in Algonquin 19 has … Continue reading

Provenzano Gets $1,000 from $1,000 Donor to His Opponent

Republican McHenry County Clerk candidate hopeful has a thousand dollars more in his campaign fund as a result of a contribution from Chuck Ruth’s Alliance Contractors. What is interesting is the same firm gave $1,000 to Mary McClellan, Provenzano’s,  This … Continue reading

Glenda Miller Snags $1,000 Check

Alliance Contractors, owned by Chuck Ruth, has cut another $1,000 campaign contribution check. Last time it was for McHenry County Clerk candidate Mary McClellan. The report filed Wednesday was for McHenry County Treasurer candidate Glenda Miller. Miller, Chief Deputy Treasurer, … Continue reading

Mary McClellan Gets $1,000 from Alliance Contractors

Chuck Ruth’s road building company, Alliance Contractors, Inc., has contributed $1,000 to Mary McClellan’s campaign for McHenry County Clerk against Nick Provenzano. Both are members of the McHenry County Board from District 3, which pretty much runs from Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Mike Skala Holds Fund Raiser

Huntley District 158 School Board President Mike Skala held a fund raiser early this week at Crystal Woods in Lakewood. There was golf. And people on the golf course without clubs. Lots of posing. Potential future colleagues on the County … Continue reading

Zinke Does Show Three Large Contributions

Three of them, aparently They had been reported when I did my story about his minimalist campaign disclosure, but I missed them because they were filed separately in the July-September reporting period. The biggest was from Donley’s Banquets and Wild … Continue reading

Mexican Sister City Visitors in Woodstock Monday

Big doings locally Monday and Tuesday as Sister City representatives from Mexico’s Guadalupe and its state government, Zacatecas visit Woodstock, Carpentersville and Marengo. President of Guadalupe Rafael Flores Mendoza and Zacatecas Governor Miguel Alejandro Alonso Reyes head a delegation that … Continue reading