Hultgren Holding Fundraiser March 9th

The following invitation to a fundraiser on March 9th at 31 North Banquets in McHenry for Congressman Randy Hultgren has been forwarded by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: … Continue reading

GOP Central Committee Did Not Pay for Write-In Pitch

“Paid for by Republican Central Committee of McHenry County” read the last line on the write-in solicitation for McHenry 24 Precinct Committeeman Louis Matuszewich. Matuszewich failed to file a petition to get his name on the ballot and someone was trying … Continue reading

Provenzano Has Big Cash Lead in County Clerk’s Race

District 3 McHenry County Board members are facing off against each other for County Clerk. While McClellan made an appearance at Marengo’s Settlers’ Days Parade and Provenzano, Provenzano leads in the cash dash. Provenzano reported having $5,448.83 at the end … Continue reading

Kirk Dillard Featured at Mike Tryon’s Fish Boil

State Rep. Mike Tryon’s annual Huntley Fish Boil was last Thursday. You can see some of the event in the photos provided below by his campaign. The event was held in the outdoor seating area of the Parkside Pub. Political … Continue reading

Bikini Cover-up at Wheeler’s Fund Raiser

“Teeni Weenie Bikini” was the come-on for State Rep.-to-be Barb Wheeler Saturday in Wauconda. There may have been some at Lindy’s Landing on Bangs Lake, but they were covered up. Some people might wonder why people running unopposed for the … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Phantom State GOP Convention Delegates

Although Republican Precinct Committeemen were told all the 2012 Illinois State Republican slots were filled and a list was never made public, there were lots of empty seats allocated to the McHenry County Republican Party in Tinley Park. And some … Continue reading

Pro-Life Pig Roast at Irene Napier’s Farm

The annual Pro-Life Pig Roast was held again at Irene Napier’s farm on Valley View Road. There was a goodly crowd of supporters of the Pro-Life position. Old friends renewed acquaintances. Candidates from Lake courted voters. Lake County Republican Bob … Continue reading

The McHenry County Committee Who Interviewed Tonya Franklin for State Rep. Vacancy against Jack Franks

I’ve finally figured out who was at the meeting in the Crystal Lake Plaza GOP Headquarters last week. You remember. The one who recommended that Tea Party enthusiast Tonya Franklin should not run this year against Jack Franks, but maybe … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Re-Elected McHenry Republican Party Chairman, Leslie Schermerhorn Slated for County Superintendent of Schools

County political party committees held organization meetings all over Illinois Wednesday night. At the McHenry County Republican Party Central Committee meeting, State Rep. Mike Tryon was re-elected Chairman. Nunda Township’s Mark Daniel was selected as Vice Chairman. He will replace … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Meets and Greets Local Republican Activists at Lakewood’s Lou Malnati’s

Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay brought her campaign for the Illinois State Senate to Lakewood’s Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Thursday night. Nothing like free eats to bring out a crowd.  And Lou Manati’s pizza.  What a treat! The event featured … Continue reading

Cardinal Raymond Burke Keynotes McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church began the day for those attending the first McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Boulder Ridge Country Club was the next destination. Down Randall Road to Miller Road the cars drove. The place … Continue reading

Outdoor Christian Manger Scene, Home Vandalized in Crystal Lake

Tuesday night, the home of former Crystal Lake City Councilman Fred Wickham and his wife Lynn, owner of Wickham’s Interiors in Downtown Crystal Lake was vandalized. The manger was dragged out onto Blue Mound, where it was discovered by Crystal … Continue reading

Same Ol’, Same Ol’ for County GOP

The leadership team of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee will be the same as it has been the last two years. State Rep. Mike Tryon of Crystal Lake continues as Chairman. Vice Chairwoman will be McHenry’s Kathy Kuchta. Harvard’s … Continue reading

Grafton Township Republican Turnout

Continuing a series of Republican turnout in the February 2nd primary election, we now turn to Grafton Township. Previously, precinct results for Algonquin Township have been previously  published. As in Algonquin and Nunda Townships, all Grafton Township precincts had contests … Continue reading

Fred Wickham Wins County GOP Committee Treasurer Post 2-1

It was a foregone conclusion that State Rep. Mike Tryon would replace McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew as chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. And he did. By acclamation. McHenry Township’s Kathy Kuchta was, too. As was Chemung’s … Continue reading

Fred Wickham Wins County GOP Committee Treasurer Post 2-1

It was a foregone conclusion that State Rep. Mike Tryon would replace McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew as chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. And he did. By acclamation. McHenry Township’s Kathy Kuchta was, too. As was Chemung’s … Continue reading

16-Year Crystal Lake Precinct Committeeman Challenges LeFew-Appointed Central Committee Treasurer Brent Smith

Someone passed on a letter from early October from Brent Smith, whose letterhead said “McHenry County Republican Party Treasurer.” In it, Smith said that he had been appointed treasurer of the GOP Central Committee by “Chairman LeFew.” He said he … Continue reading