Sheriff Bill Prim Keeps Campaign Promise Not To Participate in County Pension Program

From the get-go in Bill Prim’s campaign for McHenry County Sheriff, he promised to set himself aside from most public officials by not participating in the pension program to which he would be entitled. Recently, State Rep. David McSweeney has … Continue reading

Was Harrison Really Running for State’s Attorney?

There seemed to be three significant parts of Jim Harrison’s campaign for McHenry County Sheriff. The first two were guilt by association articles on the front page of the Northwest Herald. I think it is fair to say that without … Continue reading

Do Committeemen Make a Difference?

Here’s an analysis that looks at whether Republican Precinct Committeemen in McHenry County as a whole made a difference in campaigns. Conclusions? U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis did better with a committeeman. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner did worse with a … Continue reading

Cundiff Reiterates Support for Prim for Sheriff

Former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Captain Tony Cundiff left me a message about a week ago. We finally got in touch today. When he called he had just learned that his wife’s Facebook page had been hacked. A post had … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Prim for Sheriff

You could knock me over with a feather. After running two front page guilt by association articles about Republican McHenry County Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim, and featuring Independent opponent Jim Harrison’s photo, complete with banner and yard signs, above Prim’s … Continue reading

Five Politicians Parade in Marengo

Partisan politicians were few and far between community organizations and commercial entries in Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade Sunday. Not counting the Mayor of Marengo, Don Lockhart, and Union Village President Robert Wagner, there were only five politicians in the town’s … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Campaign Contributions – Prim Scores Some Zinke Contributors

I’ve been remiss at looking at the summer campaign contributions of various candidates and office holders. Today, we’ll take a look at the McHenry County Sheriff’s race, first at the man who won the McHenry County Sheriff’s Republican Party Primary … Continue reading