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

Marty Waitzman Piece Hits Mailboxes in Grafton Township

There two now candidates using postmen (women) for their precinct workers in Grafton Township: Linda Moore Marty Waitzman The third candidate for the Republican nomination for Township Supervisor is Pam Fender. I shall be posted mailings that candidates or other … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Candidate Marty Waitzman Schedules Fundraiser Monday

The details of Grafton Township Supervisor candidate Marty Waitzman’s $30 fund raising event can be found below. It will be held on Monday, February 18th from 5:30-7:30 at Lou Manati’s in Lakewood. Waitzman is running against Supervisor Linda Moore, as … Continue reading

Linda Moore’s Latest Email Emphasizes Promise Kept to Kill New Grafton Township Hall

Linda Moore, Grafton Township Supervisor First Term in Office 2009-2013 Dear Grafton Twp. Resident, The following postcard will be found in mailboxes soon. Campaign season for Grafton Township is in full swing.  Early voting starts Monday, February 11th.  Regular voting is February 26th at … Continue reading