Eric Ruth Follows in Father’s, Grandparents’ Footsteps to Be Elected Grafton Township Supervisor, Poznanski Re-Elected Road Commissioner, Watson Snags Clerk Post

Following in his father Chuck’s and his grandparents Millie and Howard Ruth’s footsteps Eric Ruth won the Republican nomination for McHenry County’s Grafton Township Supervisor in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Ruth decisively defeated Joseph Holtorf. Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom Poznanski won … Continue reading

845 Votes in Grafton Township

The early returns in Grafton Township show the following (votes for Supervisor in headline): Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 603 71.36 JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 239 28.28% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 323 38.78% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 510 61.22% Assessor (write-ins) … Continue reading

303 Votes in Grafton Township

With 303 votes cast for Supervisor, the early returns in Grafton Township show the following: Supervisor ERIC RUTH (REP) 209 68.98% JOSEPH H HOLTORF (REP) 93 30.69% Clerk DINA FRIGO (REP) 121 40.47% KATHLEEN M WATSON (REP) 178 59.53% Assessor … Continue reading

Grafton Township Republican Primary Offers Chance for Write-In, Zielinski Running Again

Candidates have filed for each of the positions in the Grafton Township Primary Election, yet one office could be filled by a write-in campaign. For Supervisor, there are two running: Joe Holtorf, Huntley Eric Ruth, Huntley Incumbent Road Commissioner Tom … Continue reading

Grafton Township GOP Opts for February Township Primary Election

Last Wednesday night, the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee voted to hold a primary election next February to select candidates who will represent the part in April, according to Township Republican Chairman Jeff Thorsen. Not many people vote in a … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 7 – Running for County Auditor, Precinct Committeeman, Calling the Meeting that Led to McHenry County College Copy

In honor of the anniversary of my father’s 100 birth year, I continue this series about his life: In 1963, my mother and I attended the Illinois Crime Commission’s summer hearings held in the old county board room at what … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s First Quarter Political Contributions, Expenditures

With Independents and Democrats running against Republican Township candidates, I was interested in who got contributions from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman and State Rep. Mike Tryon. The answer is two Grafton Township Republican candidates, one before the primary election … Continue reading

Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office. Independent Jim Kearns got … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen Endorses Jim Kearns for Grafton Township Supervisor

Jeff Thorsen is a long-time Crystal Lake City Councilman known for not kowtowing to the “party line” at meetings. He also is not endorsing Pam Fender, the Republican candidate for Grafton Township Supervisor. Thorsen, a Grafton Township resident is supporting … Continue reading

Independent Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns Sends Mailing

In Grafton Township there is a battle between the Republican Party slate, which is showing no signs of being unified, and a slate of Independents branded as the “Restore Grafton Township” candidates. The Independents’ candidate for Supervisor, Jim Kearns has … Continue reading

Independent Grafton Township Candidates Set Meet & Greet Thursday Night at Boulder Ridge Country Club

The group of Independent candidates grouped under label “Restore Grafton Township” invite the public to meet them at the Boulder Ridge Country Club this Thursday night from 7-9. … Continue reading

Township Supervisor Races: Klemm, Fender Win Convincingly, Jennings over Provenano by 12

The score for those challenging incumbent township supervisors was 50-50. Algonquin Township Supervisor Dianne Klemm fended off the strong challenge of Clerk Marc Munaretto. But Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore could not withstand the four years of relentless pounding by … Continue reading

Votes Cast But Which Won’t Be Counted Until the End of the Night

Those are the votes cast early and absentee. They will be added to the results you will be able to read here or on the McHenry County Clerk’s election return web site. To gauge the impact such votes will have … Continue reading

Sticker Competition in the Northwest Herald

First there was a sticker on the masthead of the Northwest Herald paid for by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore. It was published on the first day of early voting and urged people to do so. Sunday, the team of … Continue reading