McSweeney Sets Fund Raiser Sat., October 26th

State Rep. David McSweeney’s has scheduled a fundraiser from 6-8 on Saturday, October 26th, at Wool Street in Barrington. The price is $35, $50 per couple. The Host Committee consists of Lou Bianchi Rich Carter Bob Cook Mark Daniel Geri … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

Kent Gaffney Snags Barrington Township GOP Endorsement

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Barrington Township Republican Organization Endorses Kent Gaffney for State Representative Barrington, IL – The Barrington Township Republican Organization has endorsed State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) for the Republican nomination for State … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s Fish Boil – Part 2

This is the second part of the Mike Tryon Fish Boil story.  Part 1 is here. Mike Tryon gave a short talk at his third Huntley Fish Boil. Then, he introduced the elected officials. After he was finished with the … Continue reading

Tryon Huntley Fish Bowl Draws McHenry, Kane and Cook County GOP Officials

What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative? You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 … Continue reading

Mark Beaubien State Rep. Replacement Kent Gaffney Identified as “Social Moderate” in Daily Herald

Guess I didn’t read Eric Peterson’s Daily Herald article about Kent Gaffney’s replacing State Rep. Mark Beaubien carefully enough. In my article on the House Appropriations Committee Budget Director’s advancement from staff member to state legislator, I missed the apparent … 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

Rick Mack to Head McHenry Township Republicans

The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee organized February 15th. Here is the leadership team that was selected: Chairman: Rick Mack Vice Chairman: Kathleen Kuchta Secretary: Marsha Nelson Treasurer: Craig Adams 8th Congressional District Committeeman Gene Dawson, 8th Congressional District Republican … Continue reading

FUNd Raising at the Races

The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee held a fund raiser at Arlington Park Race Track on Friday afternoon. From left to right, I recognize 8th Congressional District State Central and Barrington Township Committeeman and Supervisor Gene Dawson, Algonquin Township Central … Continue reading

FUNd Raising at the Races

The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee held a fund raiser at Arlington Park Race Track on Friday afternoon. From left to right, I recognize 8th Congressional District State Central and Barrington Township Committeeman and Supervisor Gene Dawson, Algonquin Township Central … Continue reading

State GOP’s Immigration Plank Calls for “Front Door” Policy

Another plank in the Illinois Republican Platform adopted at the Decatur convention dealt with immigration. It follows: INSTITUTING A ‘FRONT DOOR’ POLICY ON IMMIGRATION We call on the Federal Government to streamline the task of citizenship for legal immigrants to … Continue reading

Part 3 – Notables at the Illinois Republican Convention

I haven’t mentioned how wet it was in Decatur last weekend for the Illinois Republican Party Convention. Since there were pans collecting water on the convention floor, it seems appropriate. It was pouring Saturday morning as delegates were arriving. The … Continue reading

State GOP’s Immigration Plank Calls for “Front Door” Policy

Another plank in the Illinois Republican Platform adopted at the Decatur convention dealt with immigration. It follows: INSTITUTING A ‘FRONT DOOR’ POLICY ON IMMIGRATION We call on the Federal Government to streamline the task of citizenship for legal immigrants to … Continue reading

Part 3 – Notables at the Illinois Republican Convention

I haven’t mentioned how wet it was in Decatur last weekend for the Illinois Republican Party Convention. Since there were pans collecting water on the convention floor, it seems appropriate. It was pouring Saturday morning as delegates were arriving. The … Continue reading

Fred Thompson Delegates for the Area

Below are listed the delegates and alternate delegates running to attend the Republican National Convention in support of Fred Thompson for the 8th, 14th and 16th congressional districts. Only Mary Ann Louderback, wife of former State Senator Jack Schaffer, is … Continue reading

Fred Thompson Delegates for the Area

Below are listed the delegates and alternate delegates running to attend the Republican National Convention in support of Fred Thompson for the 8th, 14th and 16th congressional districts. Only Mary Ann Louderback, wife of former State Senator Jack Schaffer, is … Continue reading