County Board Decides Not to Muddy Jack Franks’ County Czar Waters

There was a long debate over whether the County Board should put a referendum on the fall ballot asking voters is they wanted to elect the County Board Chairman in an at-large election. Before that several citizens provided input. District … Continue reading

County Board Set to Tack Another $475,000 on Budget

On March 27, McHenry County’s Finance and Audit Committee discussed emergency appropriations: a pair of contracts for the Planning and Development Department – one for a computer program for their Permitting System and another for their Digital Plan Review in … Continue reading

Incumbents, plus Carolyn Schofield Leading in District 2 County Board Race

With almost 16% of the GOP primary votes counted in McHenry County Board District 2, all three incumbents are heading toward re-election. In addition, Crystal Lake City Councilwoman Carolyn Schofield is filling the fourth spot. Challenger Tom Wilbeck, who ran … Continue reading

ALAW Makes 14 McHenry County Board Endorsements

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has issued its recommendations for the McHenry County Board.  McHenry County Blog is in the process of publishing all of the candidate questionnaires that were turned in.  Not all candidates chose to do … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Turns Up the Heat on Three Crystal Lake County Board Members Who Voted to Maximize Tax Bill

In a wrap-up article about the District 2 McHenry County Board contest in the Republican Party primary, Kevin Craver focused on a significant difference between the three incumbents running for re-election and challengers Tom Wilbeck and Carolyn Schofield. The incumbents, … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Recommends Dumping Two Who Took Part in Secret Reapportionment Meetings

Endorsements take a lot of work.  That’s probably the real reason that the Chicago Sun-Times decided not to do them this year. Today, the Northwest Herald rolled out its favorites for McHenry County Board Districts 2 and 3. There are … Continue reading

Randy Hultgren Highlights McHenry County Lincoln Day Dinner

The infrastructure of the McHenry County Republican Party had dinner at d’Andrea’s Saturday night Pretty much all the county elected officials were present and lots of candidates. Only five were introduced, however, except en masse. They were State Rep. Mike … Continue reading

Property Tax Hike Becoming County Board Top Issue – Part 2

After an overly long set-up yesterday, today we move into what office seekers who attended the McHenry County Young Republicans’ Candidates’ Forum said about the County Board’s having decided to maximize the amount of money it will take out of … Continue reading

Property Tax Hike Becoming County Board Top Issue – Part 1

As I mentioned in my short article Saturday, the records of incumbent County Board members and the positions of challengers on holding real estate taxes constant or even lowering them could become the issue of the March 20th Republican primary … Continue reading