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

Contributions to Democratic Party County Board Candidates

Having found big money going from Vince Foglia to Republican County Board candidates, I decided to look at what Democrats have received. Reports must be made if a candidate raises or spends $5,000, so a lot of campaigns, especially local … Continue reading

Democrats Chose Ray Flavin to Challenge Pat Kenneally for State’s Attorney

With their slated candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Jim Harrison having withdrawn (to care for his ailing mother, according to the Northwest Herald), McHenry County Democrats have decided to run Ray Flavin for the post. The Democrats met behind … Continue reading

Harrison Withdraws from Being Democrat Running for State’s Attorney

As Jack Franks is sending out 25,071 copies of a taxpayer-finance newsletter, he has apparently gotten rid of one of his problems. I’ve been told that Franks was none too happy to be paired with Jim Harrison, the candidate slated for … Continue reading

Dems Fill County Board Slots, But Leave Three Countywide Vacancies

Petitions have been filed to the McHenry County Board candidates that the Democratic Party Central Committee slated at that meeting they wouldn’t let me attend. New candidates are District 1 – Kathryn Potter District 2 – Jim Roden District 3 … Continue reading

2016 Republican Primary Votes by Precinct

What follows was what appeared on the McHenry County Clerk’s web site. It tells the precinct name, the name of the elected Republican Precinct Committeeman (at least 10 votes are required for write-in candidates), the number of Republican votes cast … Continue reading

Hanky Panky by the Democrats

Chicago politicians are making a big deal about robo-calls that went to Cook County and Chicago election judges that apparently caused a number not to report for duty. Barrington Hills’ Sharon Meroni of Defend the Vote and the one who … Continue reading

Second Telephone Poll Last Night

Two nights ago I received a “one-minute poll” from an unidentified source. Just three questions. Last night Susan Anderson called to ask me seven questions. The end of the survey said it was from Communications Express at 618-528-5700. Area code … Continue reading

Illinois’ Problem with Attracting Business

Chicago Tribune business columnist Paul Rosenthal has writes some truths today about the Illinois business climate that the Democrats running Illinois should, but won’t listen to. “Here is Illinois, where the lengthy list of benefits for business is matched by … Continue reading

Dems Running Bill Downs against David McSweeney

Petitions are circulating for Bill Downs to run on the Democratic Party ticket against State Representative David McSweeney. Downs lives in Fox Trails. Last year, McSweeney came in first in a three-way GOP Primary Election, but was challenged by Dee … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Comes Out of the Closet, Compares Republicans to Whigs – Part 3

OK. We’ve taken care of the coming out of the closet part of the headline.  Today the Whigs enter the story. Let’s see what else former Congressman and now-WIND talk show host had to say in Crystal Lake on Saturday. … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Hit Three Times on Abortion, Advantage Beaubien

It wasn’t a one-two punch. It was a one-two-three punch. There were two mailings. One was from the Democratic Party of Illinois. “To extremist David McSweeney Women’s Health is just another political game.” [I’m sure that Dave McSweeney considers his … Continue reading

Democrats Use National Issues to Promote Dee Beaubien’s State Rep. Campaign

The mailings from Mike Madigan’s Democratic Party of Illinois are getting stranger and stranger. One promoted windmills that anyone with a brain knows that if proposed for her home town of Barrington Hills would cause her neighbors to go ballistic. … Continue reading

McSweeney Goes after Beaubien for Saying 67% Income Tax “Fair,” Points Out “Independent” Beaubien’s Mailings Paid for by Democratic Party

After sending out about a half dozen “positive” pieces, Republican State Rep. candidate Dave McSweeney sent out a piece that arrived on September 19th that criticizes candidate Dee Beaubien (Ind.-Beaubien) for characterizing the 67% income tax hike her patron Mike … Continue reading