Huge Undecideds in County Races, Trump Running First

About 50% of the voters are undecided on three county races polled last night by Victory Geek (an advertiser, as you can see to the left). Less than 20%, however, have not made up their mind who they will support … Continue reading

Walkup Claims Gottemoller Township Conflict

A press release from McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup: MORE GOTTEMOLLER CONFLICTS OF INTEREST We already know that McHenry County Board Chairman JOE GOTTEMOLLER had conflicts of interest in voting against the Township Consolidation Referendum due to his … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Gottemoller, Kenneally, Tirio and Cowlin

The Chicago Tribune has released it endorsements for McHenry County posts. You can read them below: Board Chairman: This is the first time voters will elect the McHenry County Board chairman instead of having board members choose their own leader. … Continue reading

Tryon Endroses

State Rep. and former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman has sent an email offering his endorsements in the Primary Election.  It follows: Early voting for the March 15 Primary Election begins today at locations throughout the county. Locations and times … Continue reading

County Postponing the Condemnation Vote

The McHenry County Board has a vote coming up that conservationists are watching. It is whether to condemn sensitive property just north of Island Lake in order to construct a roundabout. The vote was supposed to have happened already, but … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endoses Members of Both GOP Factions

In a first for a legislator in McHenry County, unopposed State Rep. Barbara Wheeler has mailed out an endorsement piece. While I reside in her district about as far south as one can live and still have her on my … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Gottemoller for County Board Chairman

Not many were probably surprised when the Northwest Herald endorsed current McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller over County Board member Mike Walkup. The editorial endorsement came down Friday. The biggest contrast drawn in the editorial was the difference of … Continue reading

Gottemoller Sends Letter with Early Voting Locations

McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller sent a letter that arrived today. Currently Chairman by election of the other County Board members, Gottemoller seeks election by the voters. His letter has some biographical information. He talks of the lower county … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Says Money Can’t Be Transferred from Valley Hi to General Fund

Here’s a memo to Mike Walkup, Joe Gottemoller and Peter Austin addressing the proposal of Walkup to transfer $37 million from the Valley Hi Fund to the General Fund in order to cut county government’s tax take by 50% for … Continue reading

No Help for Bob Anderson from County Ethics Commission

It’s up and down for Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson. He won his claim that the McHenry County Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it allowed Michele Aavang and Mary McCann to vote by telephone. Then he charged that County … Continue reading

Walkup Charges Gottemoller with Conflict of Interest

A press release from McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup: Walkup Campaign Charges Gottemoller with Conflict of Interest CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – McHenry County Board Chairman, Joseph Gottemoller, was quoted in his interview with the Northwest Herald in response to charges … Continue reading