Readers Continue to Mine the Special Meetings and Post-Meeting about Patronage Employees & Valley Hi

Under yesterday’s article putting up part of the transcript of the August 23rd Special Meetings called by eight McHenry County Board members to consider the future for Valley Hi and eliminating the positions from which Jack Franks’ patronage employees have … Continue reading

County Board Applicant David Stieper’s Replies to Jack Franks’ Questions

Since McHenry County Board members were not provided with answered questionnaires for the Republican Party recommendation (one, Ralph Sasso, having withdrawn from the process because of the overly personal nature of the questions), that of the remaining GOP pick, David … Continue reading

Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board

To no one’s surprise McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated someone to replace Andrew Gasser who was not recommended by the County’s Republican Party. County Chairman Sandra Salgado offered Franks two GOP’s nominees: David Stieper, an attorney and … Continue reading

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading

IMRF Probe of McHenry County Board Members Fizzles

Tuesday night at his Town Hall Meeting in Algonquin, Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Jack Franks spoke harshly about McHenry County Board members taking pensions “for part-time work.” He told of the Governor’s signing of his bill to … Continue reading

Democrat Predicts Jack Franks Can Win Both County Board and State Rep. Races

A comment from “Inish” worth sharing from under the article entitled, McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again stimulated the following comment: Rested like a arrow in a quiver by no one’s fault but their own. The County … Continue reading

Skala Proposes No Fringe Benefits for County Board Members

In the last Republican Primary election two candidates campaigning on not taking pension and health benefits. They were District 1 candidates Andrew Gasser and David Stieper.  Gasser won the primary and the election, while Stieper lost to incumbent Republican Robert … Continue reading

Pressure Remains on Naperville to Cut Pensions & Health Insurance for Part-Time Council

The Chicago Tribune continues to put pressure on the Naperville City Council to remove the fringe benefits that council members receive. This time the Chicago Tribune article is about health insurance for the $12,000 a year, part-time elected officials. The … Continue reading

David Stieper Sends Second Mailing

Republican McHenry County Board District 1 hopeful has sent out his second mailing. The first featured a “gravy train” in which he promised not to sign up for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension (which his running mate Andrew Gasser … Continue reading

“Valley Hi Public/Private Partnership Opportunities” under Discussion in Public Health Committee

“Valley Hi Public/Private Partnership Opportunities” are an agenda item on the March 12th  meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Public Health and Human Services Committee. Just last night at the League of Women Voters’ County Board candidates’ forum, District 1 … Continue reading

NW Herald Endorses Gasser & Stieper in District 1, Gottemoller & Gonsiorek in District 3

The Northwest Herald rolled out endorsements for two McHenry County Board districts this morning. In District 1, challengers Andrew Gasser and David Stieper were selected over incumbent Robert Nowak. Time will tell if their promise not to take health insurance … Continue reading

Daily Herald Issues Endorsements for County Board

And, here they are: District 1 Robert Nowak and David Stieper District 3 Joe Gottemoller and Nancy Gonsiorek. District 5 John Jung and Michael Rein District 6 Ersel Schuster and Michele Aavang You can read the full endorsements here. = = … Continue reading

District 1 County Board Candidate David Stieper Uses Gravy Train to Emphasize His Opposition to Pensions and Health Insurance for Part-Time Board Members

Images of an upcoming mailing have been received from McHenry County Board candidate David Stieper. He is seeking one of two Republican nominations in the southeastern-most District 1. (Other candidates who would like to share their campaign materials are welcome … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading