Hearing Officer Recommends Gaffney Be On Ballot in McSweeney v. Gaffney Petition Challenge

Don’t have time to make this more than a raw copy of the Hearing Officer’s report to the Illinois State Board of Elections, but thought readers might be interested in its contents. BEFORE THE ILLINOIS STATE OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD David … Continue reading

How State Rep. Candidate Dave McSweeney Spent His Money

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog covered receipts for Dave McSweeney, candidate for State Rep.  McSweeney is running against incumbent St. Rep. Kent Gaffney, who has $36,000 in the bank and Danielle Rowe. Today, we’ll look at expenses, $129,061, which includes some … Continue reading

8th District Watch – Joe Walsh Shakes Up Campaign Staff

The Daily Herald blog by Joe Ryan and John Patterson reports that 8th District Republican congressional candidate Joe Walsh has replaced campaign manager Keith Liscio with McHenry County resident Jim Thacker and Sheila Morgan. Thacker made his reputation managing 16th … Continue reading

Rockford Area State Rep. Dave Winters To Announce for Lt. Governor

The following press release came today. Winters was elected to the General Assembly in 1994. He reports having $11,713.65 in his campaign account. State Rep. Dave Winters Announces Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor Rockford, IL (July 20, 2009) – After six … Continue reading

$10.63 a Vote Passes Rockford Roads Sales Tax Referendum

McHenry County political consultant Jim Thacker, who cut his teeth getting Don Manzullo elected in 1992, made his statewide reputation by engineering Al Salvi’s U.S. Senate primary victory in 1996 and re-enforced it when he managed Rockford independent candidate for … Continue reading

$10.63 a Vote Passes Rockford Roads Sales Tax Referendum

McHenry County political consultant Jim Thacker, who cut his teeth getting Don Manzullo elected in 1992, made his statewide reputation by engineering Al Salvi’s U.S. Senate primary victory in 1996 and re-enforced it when he managed Rockford independent candidate for … Continue reading