Kenneally Calls Out Harrison for Suing Woman over Letter to the Editor

A press release from Republican McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE’S ATTORNEY SUING ELDERLY WOMEN FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE PATRICK KENNEALLY EXPRESSES NEED FOR EXERCIZING FREE SPEECH Prosecutor and Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick … Continue reading

Dems Announce Secret Meeting Choices for Office

As predicted, the name of the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney was announced in the Northwest Herald. The name didn’t make the headline on either page 16 or page 17. The headline was Democratic Party chooses candidates for several … Continue reading

Jim Harrison Completes His Conversion from Republican to Independent to Democrat

After the November, 2014, election, I wrote a story asking whether Independent Sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison was really running for McHenry County State’s Attorney. You can read the article by clicking on its title below: Was Harrison Really Running for … Continue reading

Local Democrats Announce Leadership Team

Here’s what is listed on the web site of the McHenry County Democratic Party: Local party leadership Chairman: Mike Bissett Vice-Chair: Kristina Zahorik Treasurer: Mary Mahady Secretary: Kathy Bergan Schmidt General Counsel: James Harrison Fundraising Chair: TBA Membership Recruitment Chair: … Continue reading

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

Harrison Endorsed by Chicago Tribune for Sheriff

The Chicago Tribune endorsed Jim Harrison over Bill Prim for McHenry County ‘Sheriff. The endorsement is below: Sheriff: The bare-knuckle brawling between State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and Sheriff Keith Nygren is finally coming to an end. Nygren is retiring. The … 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