A Comparison of Partisan Activity in McHenry County’s Seventeen Townships

Thanks to commenter Mark we can share the following analysis of political party activity around McHenry County: Number (and percentage) of precincts with a Precinct Committeeman candidate in the March 20, 2018 primary election, sorted by township and political party, as of … Continue reading

Illinois Democrats Undecided on Governor Choice

“We Ask America” Democratic Primary Poll Places Undecided, Pritzker On Top A phone poll of 811 likely Democratic primary voters conducted January 28th – 30th still leaves question on who will be chosen as the nominee. Progressive hopeful Daniel Biss … Continue reading

A Brief Synopsis at Tuesday’s Democratic Governor Candidate Forum

Coverage From the Media Can Make or Break Any Campaign President Trump’s victory in the primary was fueled with press coverage by a liberal media that thought Trump would fail in the general election against Hillary Clinton. Case in point, … Continue reading

Second Democrat Files for McHenry County Board in District 5

Former Green Party candidate for McHenry County Board Frank Wedig has been joined by Carlos Acosta on the Democratic Party ticket in District 5. They will face off against the winners in the GOP primary, where the following are running: … Continue reading

Democrats’ Legislation for Retroactive Collection of Higher Income Taxes More Than Irritating

I skimmed the Democrats income tax hike bill last night and am still astonished at their making tax collections retroactive to January 1, 2017. That information was posted here yesterday, but the audacity demonstrated still has me fuming. You can … Continue reading

Dem Hooks Up with Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Candidates for Fusion Ticker

The only candidate for Algonquin Township Trustee who is a Democrat, Dominique Miller, has supporters distributing a postcard with her photo and those of three of the Republicans who won in the February primary election. Left out is Republican Precinct … Continue reading

Republican Algonquin Township Trustee Nominee Melissa Victor Goes Rogue, Endorses Democrat

Winners for Algonquin Township Trustee spots in the Republican Primary Election were Dan Shea – 2,757 Melissa Victor – 2,640 David Chapman – 2,599 Rachael Lawrence – 2,556 The top three vote-getters were endorsed by Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob … Continue reading

Democrats on the Crystal Lake Grade School Board

If you live in McHenry County Board District 3 or have read Democrat Diane Johnson’s campaign literature, you know she was on the Crystal Lake District 47 Elementary School Board for 18 years. I post this because there are commenters … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading

Franks Makes It Through Convention Week without NWH Revealing He Was a Hillary Clinton Delegate

Maybe I missed a story earlier, but the one I read that was run by the Northwest Herald after Hillary Clinton was named the Democrats’ Presidential candidate did not mention that McHenry County’s own State Rep. Jack Franks was a … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Baptism

On the way to Florida last summer we spent an extra day in Barren County, Kentucky. We stayed on the Interstate in Cave City, down the road from the county seat so we could visit area caverns, among them Mammoth Cave … Continue reading

Jack Franks Can’t Carry His County for Clinton, Aguilar Runs First in 14th Congressional District

This year, as in 2008, State Rep. Jack Franks was a big Hillary Clinton supporter. Had he supported fellow legislator Barack Obama, he probably could have been a Federal Judge by now (or at least a Magistrate Judge). When one … Continue reading

Write-Ins for Precinct Committeeman

There were many vacancies for Republican Precinct Committeeman after petitions were filed in November. There were many, many more vacancies for Democratic Precinct Committeeman. But, there is another route to this basic party office other than by petition and listing … Continue reading

Local Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates

Looking at the State Board of Elections web site for McHenry County residents who have filed for National Convention Delegate or Alternate Delegate yielded what follows. If Donald Trump sweeps the Illinois Republican Primary Election, four people will be at … Continue reading

Dems React to Boehner’s Stepping Down

Don’t know how, but I’ve gotten on some Democratic Party congressional fundraising email lists. Thought you might be interested in how Democrats are using House Speaker John Boehner’s announced resignation from the top post. Before today, their pitch was aimed … Continue reading