Republicans Make Mailing

The McHenry County Republican Party has made the following mailing, which appears to be mainly a sample ballot: McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup reports to the State Board of Elections that the Illinois Republican Party says the value … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Will Cast Electoral Vote for Trump, If He Wins Illinois

Polls aren’t pointing to a Donald Trump victory in Illinois, but, if lightning does strike, Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman will be casting the vote for Trump. He will be voting on behalf of the voters in Congressman Peter Roskam’s … Continue reading

The GOP State Convention

A couple of dozen McHenry County Republicans went to the Illinois Republican Convention in Peoria last weekend. The U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wing of the party seems to have stacked the Platform Committee. It voted to get rid of the … Continue reading

Social Issue Conflict Coming at State GOP Convention Friday

The following is reprinted from the Illinois Family Institute email. Congressman Peter Roskam’s State Central Committeeman Brian Colgan and the man he appointed to the Platform Committee to represent the Algonquin Township part of Roskam’s 6th congressional district plan to … Continue reading

Brian Colgan Campaigns for 6th Congressional District State Central Committeeman in McHenry County

Congressman Peter Roskam represents the 6th Congressional District. The state Republican Party is governed by one State Central Committeeman from each congressional district. These State Central Committeemen are elected by precinct committeemen after county and township (in Cook County) parties … Continue reading

Congressman Randy Hultgren Endorses Barb Wheeler to be His State Central Committeeman

A letter from 16th Congressman Randy Hultgren: Dear Committeeman, I’m writing to you today to offer my support for state Rep. Barb Wheeler for Republican State Central Committeeman for the 14th Congressional District. Barb is a good friend and a … Continue reading

Brian Colgan Seeks Support of Algonquin Township GOP Committeemen

A letter from 6th District Republican State Central Committeeman candidate Brian Coglin: Dear Algonquin Township Republicans, For the last ten years, I have been actively involved in running Republican campaigns throughout our state.  Year in and year out I am … Continue reading

Stan Bond Running for 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman

A press release from Montgomery Village Trustee Stan Bond: Kane County Man Makes Pitch for State Central Committeeman Votes Stan Bond, a resident and elected Trustee of the Village of Montgomery, IL seeks the votes of Precinct Committeemen for the … Continue reading

Lincoln Day Dinner

The annual Lincoln Day Dinner sponsored by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee will feature new Republican State Party Chairman Jack Dorgan. The price of the Crystal Lake event this year is $100 apiece, $90, if you gather a table of … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Reflects on Pick for Republican Party Chairman, Calls Selection Process “Theater of the Absurd”

A press release from former Congressman Joe Walsh, who volunteered his services as GOP Party Chairman regarding today’s selection of Jack Dorgan as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party: Joe Walsh Reacts to Selection of Jack Dorgan as Chairman of … Continue reading

The Delegates to the Illinois Republican Party Convention from McHenry County

Since I hadn’t gotten a reply from the McHenry County Republican Party to my request for a list of Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention in Tinley Park, I decided to make my own list. I know I missed … Continue reading

The Libertarians’ Problem with the Illinois Republican Convention

Wonder why the Libertarians who went to the Illinois Republican Convention are dissatisfied with the folks who ran the Tinley Park gathering? I couldn’t find a way to ask for permission to reprint the following, but I wanted you to … Continue reading

The Illinois State Fair and Other Things Republican Today

Today, the Illinois Republican Party is holding its day at the State Fair. Busloads are people are heading that way as I write this article. When I went, it was called Governor’s Day. That was back in Jim Thompson’s time. … Continue reading

Republicans Weigh in on Economic Growth

Here is what the Illinois GOP approved regarding economic development in its party platform: A CALL TO RESTORE THE ILLINOIS ECONOMY The Republican Party deplores the budgetary gridlock with which the Governor and the General Assembly’s majority Democrats have brought … Continue reading

Republicans Weigh in on Economic Growth

Here is what the Illinois GOP approved regarding economic development in its party platform: A CALL TO RESTORE THE ILLINOIS ECONOMY The Republican Party deplores the budgetary gridlock with which the Governor and the General Assembly’s majority Democrats have brought … Continue reading

Illinois Repubican Convention’s Views on Public Safety

Included in the “Public Safety” plank passed by the Illinois Republican Convention was a call for a return to the death penalty, strong support for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and businesses … Continue reading

Illinois Repubican Convention’s Views on Public Safety

Included in the “Public Safety” plank passed by the Illinois Republican Convention was a call for a return to the death penalty, strong support for the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and businesses … Continue reading

The Illinois Republican Party Platform Preamble

I posted the right to life and immigration planks of the Illinois Republican Party Platform previously. Guess it’s time to start at the beginning. Here’s the preamble: Our Platform PREAMBLE We, the Illinois Republican Party, Since the election of 1860, … Continue reading