Nunda Township Supervior John Heisler Resigns, Interim Replacment Trustee Jim Schlader

In a letter dated December 11th, Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler submitted his resignation as of January 3, 2013. The missive, addressed to Trustee James Schlader, read, “Due to recent events and family responsibilities, I will be unable to complete … Continue reading

John Heisler Taken Off Nunda Township Ballot for Township Supervisor

John Heisler has filed the required Statements of Economic Interest with the County Clerk for twenty years, but, with his mother dying in hospice care, he didn’t remember to attach a copy of the receipt to his Statement of Candidacy … Continue reading

Emphais on McHenry County Board’s Decision to Tax to the Max Continues to Dominate Northwest Herald Coverage for District 3 Candidates

You may remember that Kevin Craver’s Northwest Herald article about District 2 McHenry County Board candidates focused on the vote to increase the property tax levy by the maximum of 1.5% Cost-of-Living increase allowed by the Real Estate Tax Cap. … 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

Jim Schlader Answers ALAW’s McHenry County Board Questionnaire

District 3 Republican McHenry County Board candidate answers the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s Questionnaire below: ALAW County Board Candidates Survey: 2012 Primary Election A. Land Use 1. Do you agree that new development should be located where infrastructure … 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

Eight File in McHenery County Board District 3 GOP Primary – Mike Walkup Snags Bottom of Ticket

Crystal Lake Park Board member Michael Walkup obviously was going to file someone’s petition(s). He arrived about 4 when I did, but was very secretive about what was inside the unmarked plain paper envelope. Jim Kennedy was there to file … Continue reading

Pat Brady Speaks to Full House in Crystal Lake

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady traveled up the Fox River Valley to talk to McHenry County Republicans Wednesday night. The event was held at the Prairie Isle Golf Club in Prairie Grove. A good number of countywide elected officials … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s Fish Boil – Part 2

This is the second part of the Mike Tryon Fish Boil story.  Part 1 is here. Mike Tryon gave a short talk at his third Huntley Fish Boil. Then, he introduced the elected officials. After he was finished with the … Continue reading

Jim Schlader Raises Money for District 3 County Board Race

A press release from McHenry County Board member Jim Schlader: Jim Schlader announced his candidacy for McHenry County Board 3rd District to a packed crowd at Corkscrew Pointe in McHenry last night. It was a night filled with merriment and … Continue reading

Tryon Huntley Fish Bowl Draws McHenry, Kane and Cook County GOP Officials

What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative? You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republicans Raise Money

Saturday afternoon, McHenry Township Republicans gathered at the McHenry Moose for a pig roast and to hear candidates make their pitches. McHenry County Blog prevailed upon attendee Becky Kress to share her photos. McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who … Continue reading

John O’Neill Holds Fund Raiser

Prairie Isle Golf Club was the site for a Tuesday fund raiser for District 3 McHenry County Board candidate John O’Neill. O’Neill is one of five Republican candidates vying for four slots on the fall 2012 ballot. With incumbent Barb … Continue reading