Press Conference Called to Reveal Kevin Burns’ Use of his Geneva Mayoral Email Address for Political Purposes

Early this morning, McHenry County Blog did its best to describe contents of over 100 pages of email exchanges involving Kane County Board Chairman Kevin Burns and supporters in his campaign against Chris Lauzen. Now, a Geneva press conference has … Continue reading

Santorum and Gingrich Illinois Coordinators’ Takes on Presidential Objection Withdrawals

I gave you the information passed on by Presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Illinois Chairman here. Now, here’s what Santorum’s Illinois Coordinator Jon Zahm says, “Leadership from the Romney campaign (Dan Rutherford), Gingrich campaign (Bruce Hansen and Nick Provenzano), Paul campaign … Continue reading

Santorum Campaign Backs Down Gingrich Challenger, Deadline for Rutherford Withdrawal of Romney Objections Tuesday

The Republicans standing in a circular firing squad had now devolved into a Mexican standoff. The Romney folks. led by State Treasurer and gubernatorial aspirant Dan Rutherford has people challenging Delegate slates of Rick Santorum pretty much all over Illinois. … Continue reading

Republicans Form Circular Firing Squad in Presidential Beauty Contests, Delegate Challenges

The song, “Yes, We Have No Bananas,” runs through my mind as I write this story. I guess the word “objections” has the same number of syllables. If the objections are to be believed, Republicans handling Presidential campaigns in Illinois … Continue reading

Photos of Gingrich, Santorum Petition Filers

You know the candidates for President don’t file their own petitions. Volunteers or paid staff do the work. McHenry County Blog has received two photos from candidates’ campaigns of those who went to the Springfield office of the Illinois State … Continue reading

Illinois Santorum Folks Roll Out Congressional District Coordinators

Here’s the latest on one of two GOP Presidential candidates who has not yet surged: Santorum Illinois Team Gaining Momentum I am pleased to announce some outstanding editions to the Santorum Illinois team. Coordinating Congressional Districts 6 and 8 will be … Continue reading

More Potential Candidates for GOP Nod in the 33rd Senate District

Yesterday, I speculated on the rumor that Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay would leave that powerful post and run in the vacant 33rd State Senate District. As sometimes happens with such articles, more information is offered by those who … Continue reading

Protecting Those Poor Madigan Judicial Minions

Ten years ago respected Republican State Senator Carl Hawkinson from the Peoria area narrowly lost a bid for the Illinois Supreme Court to a trial lawyer named Thomas Kilbride. It gave complete control of the highest level of the state’s … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 3

This is a delayed third part of my view of Paul Caprio’s August 11th Family PAC cruise. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. A story about guest of honor Oklahoma U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s views on … Continue reading

Pat Lindner Replacement Mentions

State Representative Pat Lindner is retiring from the Illinois House after 16 years in office. Naturally, someone like me immediately thinks who might replace the woman who was elected in 1992, the year my second eight-year run began. Pat is … Continue reading

Pat Lindner Replacement Mentions

State Representative Pat Lindner is retiring from the Illinois House after 16 years in office. Naturally, someone like me immediately thinks who might replace the woman who was elected in 1992, the year my second eight-year run began. Pat is … Continue reading