Jack Franks’ Agenda Item to Raise Real Estate Taxes Sees Nineteen County Board Members Vote Approval

Discussion showing that far too many McHenry County Board members don’t understand the property tax system ended with nineteen County Board members, including many who campaigned Taxes will be increased $80,000.against increasing real estate taxes, voting to increase next year’s … Continue reading

Jack Franks Choices for Committee Chairmen Emerge from County Committee on Committees Meeting

The McHenry County Committee on Committees held its meeting today and the following Finance& Audit – Mike Skala (District 5) Internal Support and Facilities (formerly Management Services) – Yyonne Barnes (District 1) Law and Government – Michele Aavang (District 6) … Continue reading

Franks Makes Progess on Lowering Number of Committees

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made significant progress in convincing Board members to lower the number of committees from twelve to seven. Can’t imagine why readers might be intereste, but here’s an attempt to list the proposal: Finance Internal … Continue reading

Jack Franks Temporary Rules Committee

There is a provision in the McHenry County Board Rules that allows its Chairman to appoint ad hoc committees. It was designed, according to one member of the Management Services Committee who was there when the language was added, to … Continue reading

Committee on Committees Members Announced

The McHenry County Board gets recommendations from its Committee on Committees as to who will serve as committee chairmen and members. In past years, the recommendations were just that. The McHenry County Board Chairman made the final selections. This past … Continue reading

Nunda Township Picnic Wet, But Not Rained Out

The rain has pretty much stopped by the time the Nunda Township Republican Picnic began at 11 AM Saturday at Crystal Lake’s Veterans Acres. The grass was wet. And organizers had figured out that they had brought too much food. … Continue reading

Republicans in the Lake in the Hills Parade

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog showed the Lake in the Hills Parade entry for Democrats. Today, let’s look at Republicans. An old truck carrying a sign for GOP State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally was first. Right behind off to the north … Continue reading

Nunda Township Opts for Republican Township Primary Election

At the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee meeting last week, the Precinct Committeemen voted to hold a primary election to select who will run for Nunda Township office on the GOP ticket, according to Township GOP Chairman Joe Gottemoller. That … Continue reading

Two Promises Jack Franks Won’t Keep

Readers already are aware of two promises that State Rep. Jack Franks did not keep. McHenry County Blog first revealed his term limit pledge on October 30, 2013, complete with Northwest Herald articles and two personal testimonies from 1998 Jack … Continue reading

Walkup Reflects on Franks’ “I want to run McHenry County” Ambition

Jack Franks’ Republican opponent for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship wrote the following comment under the article about the ambition Franks’ revealed on Justin Kaufmann’s WGN radio show on Wednesday night: Here is how county government and the county chairman position … Continue reading

Committee Unanimously Approves End to County Board IMRF Pensions

Every member of the Human Resources Committee voted to abolish Illinois Municipal Retirement Pensions for County Board members starting in December. Outside the meeting members expressed the opinion that this will make the IMRF requirement for work logs go away. … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Chairmanship Now Provenzano v. Gottemoller

Two Nunda Township McHenry County Board  members are facing off against each other for the Chairmanship of the Township Republican Central Committee. The first report I received had three men competing for the post: Lee Jennings, Township Supervisor Nick Provenzano, … Continue reading

Three-Way Race for Nunda Township GOP Chairman

With Nunda Township Republican Chairman Mike Shorten having lost his post of Precinct Committeeman to McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller, a three person contest has developed to replace him. Township Supervisor Lee Jennings is one candidate. Another is County … Continue reading