Part-Time County Board Pension Question

Yesterday, the answers to the $41.3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home bank balance question by the ten candidates for District 4, 5 and 6 County Board seats were shared with McHenry County Blog readers. One of the six questions that … Continue reading

District 4, 5 & 6 County Board Republican Candidates Face Public – Valley Hi’s $41.3 Million Surplus

Ten people seeking Republican nominations for the McHenry County Board appeared at the League of Women Voters Forum Tuesday night. There are running for ballot spots in District 4 (McHenry, Johnsburg, Richmond and Spring Grove) District 5 (Woodstock, Huntley, Bull … Continue reading

23 Republicans, 5 Democrats Run for 12 County Board Seats

Here are the final filings for the Republican Primary Election for McHenry County Board: District 1 Yvonne Barnes, Cary Anna May Miller, Cary Terence Ferenc, Fox River Grove Tom Wilbeck, Barrington Hills District 2 Cameron Hubbard, Crystal Lake John Reinert, … Continue reading

Being Transparent Doesn’t Molify Potential Lakewood SportsPlex Neighbors

Lakewood’s Village Board brought those proposing to build the Chicagoland SportsPlex to face the public Tuesday night, one week before zoning of it is to be considered. The main concern of those in Colleens Cote, who have a Huntley postal … Continue reading

Grafton Urged to Tax to the Max Tonight or “Lose It Forever”

Grafton Township Clerk Kathryn Francis is doing something that I wish all governmental bodies would do. She is posting draft minutes to be considered at the next meeting. For Grafton Township, that is tonight, Monday, December 15th, at 7:30 PM … Continue reading

Grafton Township Meeting Quiet, Short

With Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Texas for her daughter’s college graduation and Rob LaPorta also absent, the meeting was relatively short and peaceful. No one raised his voice or went off on a rant. Trustee Gerry McMahon even sat … Continue reading

Independents vs. Republicans, One Win in Five in Last Five Months

With Jim Harrison deciding that he is going to run as an Independent in the McHenry County Sheriff’s race next year, it’s time to look at what has happened in the recent past when Independents ran against Republicans. The most … Continue reading

Republicans Carry Two of Three Grafton Township Executive Offices, Lose Supervisor and Board Majority to Restore Grafton Township Slate

The fractured Republican Party in Grafton Township manged to elect its Chairman Tom Poznanski Road Commissioner and Al Zielinski Assessor, but failed to get enough votes to put three-way GOP primary winner Pam Fender in office. Independent Jim Kearns got … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Councilman Jeff Thorsen Endorses Jim Kearns for Grafton Township Supervisor

Jeff Thorsen is a long-time Crystal Lake City Councilman known for not kowtowing to the “party line” at meetings. He also is not endorsing Pam Fender, the Republican candidate for Grafton Township Supervisor. Thorsen, a Grafton Township resident is supporting … Continue reading