Cary Mayor Mark Kownick Retains Office, But Barely

Cary Mayor Mark Kownick won his re-election campaign by 21 votes. Challenger Jim Cosler received 1,534 votes to Knownick’s 1.555. Looking at the Cary Trustee election, in which three seats were up, yielded the following results: Jeffrey Kraus – 1,603 … Continue reading

Cary Mayoral Candidate Jim Cosler Holds Successful Fund Raiser

Winning 2015 write-in Cary Trustee Jim Cosler, now running for Mayor, held a fundraiser Saturday afternoon. The American Airlines pilot characterized it as “very successful and brought in thousands of dollars.” Cosler reports he has deployed new campaign techniques. One … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Team Wins Control of Algonquin Township GOP

There was a long count before the weighted votes of Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeemen were reconciled. Election of party leaders is not one Precinct Committeeman, one vote. Each elected Committeeman is allowed to cast a vote that equals the … Continue reading

Jennifer Weinhammer Seeks Election as Algonquin Township GOP Treasurer

An email from newly-elected Republican Precinct Committeeman Jennifer Weinhammer: My name is Jennifer Weinhammer and I am writing you as Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township, Precinct 17. I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and inform you of … Continue reading

Chris Covelli Seeks Vice Chairmanship of Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee

The Primary Elections are over and people are jockeying for township GOP positions. The first out of the box via email was newly-elected Cary Republican Precinct Committeeman Chris Covelli. His missive follows: I wanted to take a brief moment and … Continue reading

Jennifer Weinhammer Beats David Miller for Precinct Committeeman

In one of the most hotly contested Precinct Committeeman races in McHenry County, newcomer Jennifer Weinhammer defeated Robert Miller 56.4% to 43.4%. Miller, brother of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller and sister-in-law of defeated McHenry County Board member Anna … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

Mailed Sample Ballot Arrives

I haven’t noted this year that the post office continues to play the role of precinct worker. Think of how much dedicated manpower that candidates would have to have if all the post cards and other literature you receive in … Continue reading

Cary Precinct Committeeman Candidate Communicating Already

Apparently trying to take nothing for granted, Cary Republican Precinct Committeeman candidate Jennifer Weinhammer has already sent out a letter to her neighbors: Jennifer Weinhammer 502 Red Cypress Drive Cary, Illinois 60013 Candidate for Algonquin 17 Precinct Committeeman Dear Neighbor, … Continue reading