Dorr Township Republicans Face Township Trustee Contest

There will be no primary election for the main Dorr Township offices as the following face no challenger: Supervisor Bob Pierce Assessor Veronica Myers Road Commissioner Tom thurman Clerk Quinn Keefe But for the four Township Trustee spots, six people … Continue reading

Townships and Tax Caps

Let’s go through the townships in alphabetical order to see how the Real Estate Tax cap affects how much money they can collect. This information, as with previous articles about the Tax Cap, comes from the McHenry County Clerk’s web … Continue reading

Township GOP Primary Election Paperwork Not at County Clerk’s Office Yet

The Republican Parties in all of the five largest townships in McHenry County seem to have decided or soon will decide to hold primary elections in February, rather than hold caucuses. Those five are Algonquin Dorr Grafton McHenry Nunda Paperwork … Continue reading

Republican Precinct Committeemen Appointments in Dorr, McHenry & Nunda Townships

Just as those seeking to call a special meeting of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee were hitting deadline time to gain permission for 25% of the membership, new appointments arrived at the McHenry County Clerk’s Office. They are not … Continue reading

Tina Hill and John Jung to Lead Dorr Township GOP

McHenry County Board members Tina Hill and John Jung have been elected Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the Dorr Township Republican Central Committee. The offices of Secretary and Treasurer are still open. Fifty percent of the fourteen precincts in … Continue reading

51% of McHenry County Precincts Have No GOP Candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman

As I start formatting this information from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office about who filed for Republican Precinct Committeeman in what parts of the county, my first impression is that “No candidate filed” will control the GOP Central Committee after … Continue reading

BGA Goes After Township Government – Road Costs

A couple of weeks ago news media unloaded the latest attack on township government. They were working from a Better Government Association report. Most of the attention was aimed at Cook County townships. That’s where most of the land is … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Township Road Costs

Today let’s look at the cost of maintaining township roads. As you can see, the cost varies a lot,. So do the number of miles of roads for which the various township road commissioners are responsible for maintaining. The townships … Continue reading

How Much Do McHenry County’s Township Governments Cost?

Today McHenry County Blog looks at the cost of township government in McHenry County. The cost per person is the column that I find most interesting.  Below you will see them listed from lowest cost to highest cost for the … Continue reading

More Opportunities to Join the Republican Party

Yesterday we looked at Alden and Algonquin Townships. Algonquin Township has 13 precincts with no Republican Precinct Committeeman. (I’d do Democrats, too, but the McHenry County Democratic Party web site doesn’t have a handy listing.) Today, we’ll look at the … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Assessments Down Almost 10%, Don’t Expect a Lower Bill

The 2010 assessed valuation has been totaled for McHenry County and it’s down almost 10%. That’s what a comparison of raw figures from the McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments Office indicate. McHenry County real estate taxes this year will be … Continue reading

Township Meetings Tonight

Although every township will hold annual town meetings tonight, of the 17 in McHenry County, those in Grafton, Dorr and Nunda Townships are guaranteed to provide the most action. In Grafton, the forces behind the Township Trustees vs. Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Fender’s Severance Pay Cut to Three Months

The meeting room was pretty full for the regular monthly township meeting last night. There must have been something of a backlash at the attempt to include ten months severance pay (as reported exclusively yesterday on McHenry County Blog) in … Continue reading

Dorr Township Republican Turnout

Earlier I calculated and posted the percentage turnout in the February 2nd Republican primary election for each precinct in Algonquin Township Grafton Township and Nunda Township The figures are not for the percentage that voted in all primary elections; rather, … Continue reading

Dorr Township Not Like Grafton, Supervisor Says

“Filled to capacity” is how one person in attendance last night at the Dorr Township meeting. The Dorr Township Hall meeting room is small, so that meant about 25 residents were present. The biggest news was that Supervisor Bob Pierce … Continue reading