Scott Summers Running for Governor on Green Party Ticket, Chad Kopie for U.S. Senate for Constitution Party

Two local men have popped up on petitions filed for statewide office. Former McHenry County College Board President and 2012 unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate for County Board Scott Summers is running for Governor on the Green Party slate. Chad Koppie … Continue reading

Correction: Woodstock’s Frank Wedig NOT Leaving Green Party, but Running for Dorr Township Trustee

When I asked who was running for what in Dorr Township, I failed to ask if all the Trustee candidates were running as Republicans. My mind was so fixated on the Republican primaries in the townships with over 15,000 population … Continue reading

Dorr Township Republicans Face Township Trustee Contest

There will be no primary election for the main Dorr Township offices as the following face no challenger: Supervisor Bob Pierce Assessor Veronica Myers Road Commissioner Tom thurman Clerk Quinn Keefe But for the four Township Trustee spots, six people … Continue reading

Gus Philpott Gives Green Party Power Party Status in McHenry County

To obtain “Established” party status, one must have a candidate who receives five percent of the vote. When Rich Whitney received about ten percent for Governor when he ran against Rod Blagojevich and Judy Baar Topinka, he allowed Green Party … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Photo Ends Up on Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Whitney’s Ad

You don’t have to play this YouTube video to see the photo I took of the Green Party’s candidate for Governor Rich Whitney, 8th Congressional District candidate Bill Scheurer and Stew Cohen of Star 105 FM Radio.  I found it … Continue reading

Green Party Candidate for State Treasurer Wants End to Public Pensions

Here is McHenry County resident Scott Summers press release outlining his plan: “Retire public pension plans,” Treasurer Candidate Says Winding-down process would be spread over years McHenry County, IL Sep 28, 2010 — Public pensions are in trouble. Big trouble. … Continue reading

Harvard Lawyer Scott Summers, Green Candidate for State Treasurer, Suggests “Moth Balling” Two Public Law Schools

Third party candidates in American politics are famous for injecting new ideas into the governmental arena. They usually don’t get elected, but the power party candidates pick up on them and sometimes they get enacted. Former McHenry County College Board … Continue reading

Cherokee Tribal Council of Illinois Endorses Scott Summers

I didn’t even know there were Cherokees in Illinois, but the Green Party has found it and convinced them to endorse its slate. And, since Scott Summers of Harvard, former McHenry County College Board President, is on the slate, he … Continue reading

Bicyclists Get Special “Share the Road” License Plate, “Choose Life” License Plate Supporters Get Shaft from Jack Franks

Why not? I saw one from another state on our vacation in June, but the photo didn’t turn out. July 5th, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to allow “Share the Road” license plates. A minimum of 1,000 would have … Continue reading

“Vote the Recumbent, Not the Incumbent”

I don’t know which is the bigger story: Green Party candidate Rich Whitney’s coming to McHenry County or the Northwest Herald’s finally covering a 2010 gubernatorial appearance in McHenry County Let’s start with Whitney. I made it to the Woodstock … Continue reading

8th & 14th District Watch – Walsh: Poll Shows Good Results Against Bean; Hultgren Competitive with Foster

A press release from 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Joe Walsh alerts me to polling results for both the 8th and 14th Districts. Melissa Bean is the incumbent Democrat Walsh is challenging. Democratic Party candidate Bill Foster is the candidate … Continue reading

Scott Summers, Former MCC Board President, Reflects on a Metra Commuter Station Near the College

Former McHenry County College Trustee Scott Summers has written about the Ridgefield train station that Metra has proposed. His essay follows: A Metra station at Ridgefield: Making a Good Thing Better by Scott Summers Much has been said of Metra’s … Continue reading

Democrats Seek to Clear the Decks for Melissa Bean

Woodstock’s Jonathan Farnick was passing petitions at the August 26th meeting of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee. “A person with her voting record doesn’t deserve re-election,” Farnick told me. Now, Democrats are trying to kick him and 8th congressional … Continue reading