County Board Chairman Hopefuls Face Off

Who has the biggest conflict of interest seemed to be the largest contention when McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller and would-be County Board Chairman Mike Walkup took the McHenry County College stage Thursday night. Appearing at a League of … Continue reading

Rauner’s Handout to Legislators on Policy Agenda & Public Union Conflict of Interest

The following two sheets of paper were what Illinois State Representatives and Senators were reading as Governor Bruce Rauner was delivering his State of the State Speech Wednesday. First the policy pitches: 1. Economic Growth and Jobs Package Pass a … Continue reading

Gottemoller and Walkup Take Different Approaches to Ethics

When the discussion got to the Planning and Development Committee, the choice advanced by Chairman Tina Hill was newcomer Joe Gottemoller. Gottemoller is a newly-elected member of the McHenry County Board. He has done extensive zoning work in the area … Continue reading

MCC Plans to Sell $42 Million in Non-Referendum Bonds – Part 1

An Open Letter from Stephen Willson to the Public Concerning McHenry County College’s $42 Million Health and Wellness Program Proposal. The images included with the Open Letter contain what I think is all the pertinent information provided the Board. When … Continue reading

State’s Attorney’s Office Contacting New County Board Members Holding Other Elected Positions

Multiple sources have told McHenry County Blog that the McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s Office is making contact with the three newly-elected members of the County Board to advise them of the conflict of interest that would exist if … Continue reading

Mike Skala Decides to Serve on Both Huntley School and County Board Despite “Incaptabilty”

I missed the Northwest Herald article about newly-elected McHenry County Board member Mike Skala deciding to stay on the Huntley District 158 School Board until after a suit with contractors is settled. And, it seems that former McHenry County College … Continue reading

Scott Summers Brings Conflict of Interest Appearance Issue to the Fore

A press release from Democratic Party McHenry County Board candidate Scott Summers: Summers calls for heightened conflict-of-interest standards Scott Summers of rural Harvard, a Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Board (District 6), addressed county board members on Tuesday evening … Continue reading

“It Didn’t Hurt a Bit”

I’m reminded of what my daughter Alexandra said when she was two and a half and on her first weekend visitation provided in divorce proceedings with Robin Geist. Alexandra was all dressed up in a pretty outfit that first weekend. … Continue reading