Gottemoller Committee Assignments – To the Winners Go the Spoils

Newly-elected McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller has a chance to build a coalition for an at-large race for County Board in the fall of 2016, but he decided to please his current supporters instead. (See “Joe Gottemoller’s Quandary.”) Gottemoller … Continue reading

CFI Dead, Triple Left Lanes Recommended to County Board

As I predicted last night, the Continuous Flow Intersection proposed by the McHenry County Transportation Committee and County Board has succumbed to political, business and village official pressure. As Chairwoman Anna May Miller put it, “The CFI had significant push … Continue reading

State Chairman Addresses McHenry County Republicans

Tim Schneider, the new Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party revved up the troops, Tuesday night at the Woodstock VFW. Stan Bond, the State Central Committeeman from the 14th Congressional District (Randy Hultgren’s) and Brian Colgan, Peter Roskam’s 6th District Committeeman … Continue reading

Steve Reick Holds Fundraiser at Plum Garden

A fundraiser was held for Republican candidate for State Representative Steve Reick‘s Thursday night. The site was Plum Garden, the restaurant owned by Perry Moy, a prior opponent of Democrat Jack Franks. Photos that have been sent me indicate that the … Continue reading

GOP Faithful Introduced to New Headquarters

It’s in the Crystal Lake Plaza next to the Irish Store and it’s big. How big? Big enough that pretty much every statewide candidate could have his own office.  (I can also see State Rep. Barb Wheeler operating the south … Continue reading

County Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 1

The debate on Tuesday about housing Federal prisoners in the McHenry County Jail started with Law & Justice Committee Chairman Sue Draffkorn trying to set the terms of debate. With regard to the ten-year agreement with the Feds, Draffkorn pointed … Continue reading

Newcomers Sweep Grafton Township GOP Posts

Four newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeemen were elected to lead the Grafton Township Republican Party for the next two years. Their names and offices follow: Paul Serwatka – Chairman Matt McNamara – Vice Chairman Jeff Thorsen – Treasurer David McMorris – … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading