The McHenry County Board Minority’s Argument Against Granting Jack Franks Retroactive Approval for His Patronage Hire

McHenry County Blog reported in a timely fashion the names of those McHenry County Board members who voted to approve the highly irregularly hired patronage employees by Jack Franks last Christmas, but they seem worth posting against they are again before … Continue reading

Jack Franks Acting Like the Boss of All County Employees

Found this story on LyingJackFranks.com, a campaign web site that seems to have legs. Its title is “Lying Jack Franks Using ‘County Employee Surveys’ As a Means to Indoctrinate County Workers On Taxpayer Dime” It seems, according to County Board … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Member John Reinert Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Surround by local political influentials and friends, McHenry County Board member John Reinert announced his candidacy for State Senate. In the crowd were current State Senator Pam Althoff, former State Rep. Mike Tryon, County Board members Chris Christensen, Joe Gottemoller, … Continue reading

GOP Members of County Board Seek Two Special Meetings Wed. Night

A press release about the call for special McHenry County Board meetings by Republican County Board members: Special Meetings, McHenry County Board Two Special Meetings of the McHenry County Board have been called by Republican members for Wednesday, August 23, … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seeks Leasing Agent for Valley Hi Nursing Home Without County Board Involvement

In a move of which no McHenry County Board member attending State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s fundraiser last night was aware, Jack Franks has asked for Requests for Proposals to lease Valley Hi, the County nursing home. One member of the … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler – a Dangerous Enough County Board Member to Merit an Anonymous Hit Piece

McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler is another McHenry County Board member that Democrats are targeting. His four-year term is up next year. He was subject to a hit piece last month, which is below: The piece is put out by “Drain Swamp … Continue reading

Continuing Problems Getting Meeting Called to Oust Jack Franks’ Patronage Employees

Remember the article about Peter Austin, County Administrator, and John Jung, Human Resources Chairman, not complying with County Board Rules? Well, it seems to be happening again.. After the May 23rd HR meeting both Jung and Austin refused to schedule … Continue reading

Franks Loses Three Races

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ fingerprints haven’t been identified in any of the April 4th contests, but there are three contests where he lost. The first was in his hometown of Marengo. Republican Precinct Committee and Mayor Don Lockhart, … Continue reading

Another Mailing from “Final Four” on Crystal Lake High School Ballot Stressing D155 Takes 27% of Our Taxes

I didn’t receive this mailing, but others in the Crystal Lake area did. It is from the four candidates running for the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education on a tax cutting theme. … Continue reading

Crystal Lake High School Teacher Union Feeling the Heat

You can tell an election contest is close when one side stops putting out positive pieces about its candidates and starts attacking the other side. Consider this literature found at the Crystal Lake Jewel on Saturday: I think this is … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Outlines D155 Cost Cutting Ideas

From Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education candidate Donna Kurtz, who currently serves on the McHenry County Board: COST CUTTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISTRICT 155 As usual Susan Handelsman provides an excellent blueprint for how District 200 can … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

NWH Points Out District 155 High School Board Candidates Endorsed by Teacher Union

In its article on the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board election Friday, the Northwest Herald did something I have not seen done before. It identified which candidates were endorsed by the teacher union. In my precinct letter, I … Continue reading