What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

Shift of GOP Power Evident in Mike Tryon Endorsement Piece

Of course, the 2014 Republican Party Convention showed that a significant shift in power had occurred when Sandra Salgado was selected over outgoing Chairman Mike Tryon’s choice–Mark Daniel. But, those in control during the Al Jourdan legacy years still were … Continue reading

Kenneally-Wilbrandt Each Pay for Half of Mailing

We’ve seen candidates group together to put out mailings before. Most recently, what I am calling the “Red Team” because of the color of most of their signs, went together to finance a mailing featuring State Rep. Mike Tryon’s endorsement … Continue reading

Skala and Calomino Merge Campaigns in Legislative Endorsement Mailing

Retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon and State Senators Karen McConnaughay and Pam have lent their endorsements to two candidates running for District 5 County Board nomination in the Republican Primary Election. They are incumbent Mike Skala and aspirant Joe Calomino. … Continue reading

Operating Engineers’ Endorsements

For McHenry County, the Operating Engineers are endorsing the following countywide offices: McHenry County Offices Recorder: Joni Smith State’s Attorney: Patrick Kenneally McHenry County Board: Dist. 1: Kerri Barber Dist. 1: Anna May Miller Dist. 2: Dominique Miller Dist. 3: … Continue reading

Serwatka Lays Out Reasons for Withdrawing, Supporting Skillicorn

An email from Lakewood Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn: For those following the race for our next State Representative – yesterday, I made a very difficult decision to step out of this race, but, ultimately, I believe it was the right … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endorses Dan Wilbrandt for State Representative

Her State Senator Pam Althoff has tossed in $40,000 to the campaign to elect McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon. That was shortly after the teachers’ union called the Illinois Education Association gave Schofield … Continue reading

Township Highway Commissioners Recommend County Board, Countywide Candidates

The McHenry County Township Highway Commissioners Association (17 members) placed a quarter page ad in the tabloid Northwest Herald on Friday listing County Board candidates and countywide candidates in the Republican Primary Election. Here they are: For the McHenry County … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Gottemoller, Kenneally, Tirio and Cowlin

The Chicago Tribune has released it endorsements for McHenry County posts. You can read them below: Board Chairman: This is the first time voters will elect the McHenry County Board chairman instead of having board members choose their own leader. … Continue reading