Gottemoller Appoints Township Consolidation Committee

McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller has appointed three County Board members and two township officials to a committee to consider township consolidation. Chairing the committee will be Crystal Laker Carolyn Schofield. The other two County Board members are Michele … Continue reading

Former County Board Member Urges Members Not to Give Away Power

Former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster offers this opinion on the proposed ceding of legislative power to next year’s at-large elected County Board Chairman: Past McHenry County Board Chairman, Tina Hill, State Representative Jack Franks and current County Board Chair, … Continue reading

County Board Doesn’t Seem to Understand Separation of Powers

Having read Kevin Craver’s article about the changes in the County Board’s rules after the 2016 at-large election of a McHenry County Board Chairman, I have concluded that were we in the 1770’s most members would have been Loyalists to … Continue reading

County Board Members Sound Off on Nepotism

During Public Comment at the February 17th County Board Meeting Joe Alger addressed the Board. He started off by saying that many people in the community are upset about the Clerk hiring her husband and he sees this as a … Continue reading

Jack Franks Angling for State Comptroller, GOP Fight for State Rep. Seat Imminent

I think State Rep. Jack Franks has decided to run for State Comptroller in 2016. Why? He didn’t show up at the College of DuPage Board meeting to chastise six of the seven Trustees who were about to approve a … Continue reading