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

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

Shift of GOP Power Evident in Mike Tryon Endorsement Piece

Of course, the 2014 Republican Party Convention showed that a significant shift in power had occurred when Sandra Salgado was selected over outgoing Chairman Mike Tryon’s choice–Mark Daniel. But, those in control during the Al Jourdan legacy years still were … Continue reading

Walkup Takes County Board Chairmanship, Tirio Recorder, Kenneally State’s Attorney, Cowlin Judge – Election Results Posted about 10 AM Day after the Election

The people winning last night at 3 AM ended up winning when final (except for absentees) were posted about 10 this morning. At least I think they are final results. Unlike all last night, the number of precincts included in … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading

Kenneally Mails Fourth Piece

McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally doesn’t seem to be taking anything for granted. I think his fourth post card–a big one–arrive yesterday. The back compares Kenneally’s qualifications with those of his opponent, who is unnamed, on the followed … Continue reading

Huge Undecideds in County Races, Trump Running First

About 50% of the voters are undecided on three county races polled last night by Victory Geek (an advertiser, as you can see to the left). Less than 20%, however, have not made up their mind who they will support … Continue reading

Township Highway Commissioners Recommend County Board, Countywide Candidates

The McHenry County Township Highway Commissioners Association (17 members) placed a quarter page ad in the tabloid Northwest Herald on Friday listing County Board candidates and countywide candidates in the Republican Primary Election. Here they are: For the McHenry County … 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

State’s Attorney Candidates’ Contributions This Year

Time to take a look at big contributions to the campaigns of Patrick Kenneally and Dan Regna, both of whom seek the Republican Party nomination for McHenry County State’s Attorney. Kenneally started out the year with¬†$32,906, having raised $50,600. Since … Continue reading

Did NWH Try to Frame March Primary Election?

Sitting in front of my computer is the front page Northwest Herald article from December 9, 2015. It’s the article about Patrick Kenneally’s announcement of his candidacy for McHenry County State’s Attorney, complete with photo of and extensive quotes from … Continue reading