Franks Makes Progess on Lowering Number of Committees

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made significant progress in convincing Board members to lower the number of committees from twelve to seven. Can’t imagine why readers might be intereste, but here’s an attempt to list the proposal: Finance Internal … Continue reading

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

Craig Wilcox Sees No Reason Committee Selection Committee Can’t Meet, Warns of Quid Pro Quo Perception

Comments from newly-elected McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox: Thank you Mr Chairman, I appreciate your words on “Focusing on outcomes, and not politics” and “Putting the politics aside” so in regards to that, I just wanted to address the … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 4

Showing readers what might have been sent to their mailboxes by the McHenry County Democratic Party before the election. It’s a zoned campaign pieced, designed to be delivered by the Post Office. A lot were delivered in the most rural … Continue reading

Election Stuff in Sunday Northwest Herald

Read the Northwest Herald at Colonial Cafe today. Here’s what I saw that might be considered related to the Tuesday Election. On the front page was a sticker from Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Next was … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … 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

Uninvited Johnsburg Falvin Sign

Erik Sivertsen, one of the entrepreneurs running Guns-N-Such had Republican signs in front of his business in Johnsburg. He emailed me the following with the photo you see: “Guess which one magically appeared in front of the store this afternoon.” … Continue reading

Taxpayers Protest at McHenry County Treasurer’s Office

Having served as McHenry County Treasurer as a child (1966-70), it bothers me a bit that taxpayers are not protesting at school board meetings or signing up to run for school board, where most tax dollars end up once they … Continue reading

Another County Board Democrat Drops Out

It wasn’t because he wasn’t willing to run. It was because he lived on the wrong side of the street of the McHenry County Board District 4 boundary line. Patrick Arnold filed his withdrawal papers on Monday. The Democrats found … Continue reading

Foglia Sents Checks to Republicans

The man who built Sage Products and his wife are writing some big checks to McHenry County Republicans. Here’s what shows up for the fall election: $10,000 – Republican Central Committee of McHenry County $10,800 – Committee for Michael Walkup … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Second Democratic Party County Board Candidate Drops Out

Minority parties have trouble recruiting candidates all over the country. June 24th, Democratic Party District 6 McHenry County Board candidate Allison Barnard withdrew her candidacy. The reason was that she was moving out of McHenry County. Yesterday, District 4 candidate … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1

Or I could entitle this, “My very hot Sunday at the Fiesta Days Parade.” It started at a reception for Congressman Randy Hultgren hosted by Perry Moy, the owner of Plum Garden. Touring the room, I found lots of Republican … Continue reading

NWH Features Election Upsets

An article summarizing the upsets in the Republican Primary Election ran in the Northwest Herald today. Written by Kevin Craver, its headline is Fighting the Status Quo, County voters send establishment a message in Illinois primary Featured on the front … Continue reading