Democratic Party-Controlled Illinois Supreme Court Disses Remap Vote

No big surprise here. Mike Madigan poured big money to elect Justice Thomas Kilbride over a decade ago. He won what was a Republican district. Republicans counter-attacked in the southern most district and took it away from St. Clair County … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 25

In an article about Jack Franks deciding to run for McHenry County Board Chairman Reboot’s Madeleine Doubek wrote, He talked about the political games of passing bills only to see them die in the other chamber or somewhere down the … Continue reading

Milk Day Parade Shots

My camera is in for an expensive repair, so my motivation for attending Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was minimal. I was interested in how State Rep. Jack Franks would handle being on the ballot for two offices, but not enough … Continue reading

Teachers’ Union’s First “Hit Piece” Against Steve Reick Arrives

As reported yesterday, a no name pop-up committee called “Government for the People” had not registered with the Illinois State Board of Elections even though it had gotten $12,500 from the Illinois Education Association’s Political Action Committee called IPACE. The … Continue reading

The School Employees on the McHenry Grade School Board

Another article tomorrow tells of an effort in Kansas to find out the relationships of school board members to family members with jobs in their school districts and members who have jobs in other school districts. Under the article about Paul … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School District Board Picks Man Betty Davis Beat to Replace John O’Neill

When long-time incumbent John O’Neill resigned from the McHenry Elementary School District the Board had to replace him with an appointee. Tonight, Paul Santopadre, the incumbent who lost to Betty Davis, O’Neill and Mike Hettermann in the last election, was selected in a … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School Seeks Replacement for John O’Neill

The resignation of John O’Neill from the McHenry Grade School Board opens up an opportunity for someone else to step up and serve. The District 15 School Board has issued the following directions for doing so: McHENRY –  The deadline for … Continue reading

John O’Neill Resigns from McHenry Grade School Board

John O’Neill, the first home school parent to be elected to a McHenry County school board, has resigned from the McHenry Grade School Board. O’Neill told McHenry County Blog that he is “resigning due to a relocation of his family.” … Continue reading

Another Fiscal Conservative Headed to McHenry Grade School Board

It appears fiscal conservative Betty Davis has managed to unseat incumbent McHenry Elementary School Board member Paul Santoparde.  (Paul Santopadre is wearing the off-white sweater on the right, between Pat Miller in the blue shirt and Amanda Geyer in green.) … 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

By 5-2 Vote McHenry Grade School Board Taxes to the Max

Add McHenry Elementary School District 15 to that list of tax districts planning to take as much money out of local taxpayers’ pockets as state law allows. The legal publication for the public hearing about the proposed levy said the … Continue reading