Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Packs Pols at Front

The1.8 mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade was held on Sunday, July 2nd. It was about an hour and a half and featured elected officials and candidates near the front. Featured entries like the Crystal Lake Strikers, the Jesse White … Continue reading

Joe Tirio’s Referendum to Eliminate Recorder’s Office on Primary Ballot

A press release from McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio: County Board Overwhelmingly Approves Resolution to Eliminate the Role of McHenry County Recorder WOODSTOCK, IL – As the votes were tallied in Tuesday’s full County Board meeting, the County … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig

I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies. There were many more cars at this one than any previous event. I took photos of the crowd from the … Continue reading

Dem Mailing Surfaces

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee had about $28,000 in the bank so I figured there was enough for a countywide mailing. Here is the post card mailed in County Board District 6: The Democrats say that Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

GOP Letter from Dorr Township Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Republican Precinct Committeeman Cyndi Hemauersent sent this letter to her Dorr 7 precinct: October 26, 2016 Dear Neighbor, My name is Cyndi Hemauer and I am your Republican Precinct Committeeman for Dorr 7 and neighbor from Winslow Circle. I … Continue reading

Sun-Times Says Merge Cook County Recorder’s and Clerk’s Offices

McHenry County Republican Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio (he of “IWontHireMyWife.com” and “ErasetheRecorder.com” fame) got a rebuttal of his Democratic Party opponent Lynn Gray’s claim that McHenry County is too populous a county for such a merger. Tirio, of … Continue reading

Republicans Make Mailing

The McHenry County Republican Party has made the following mailing, which appears to be mainly a sample ballot: McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup reports to the State Board of Elections that the Illinois Republican Party says the value … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Franks, Tirio & Kenneally

On the Chicago Tribune’s web site are the following endorsements for McHenry County’s countywide offices: County Board Chairman – Jack Franks, Democrat Recorder of Deeds – Joe Tirio, Republican State’s Attorney – Patrick Kenneally, Republican The Tribune Editorial Board fell … Continue reading

Merging Recorder with Clerk Campaign Issue in Lake County

That’s what the Daily Herald reported Thursday. The article says the issue was brought up the Republican candidate, Robert Haraden. And, guess what? Unlike in McHenry County where Democrat Lynn Gray opposes Joe Tirio’s proposal to merge the Recorder’s Office … Continue reading