DuPage County Board Chairman Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Post

A press release from Chris Lauzen, Republican candidate for Kane County Board Chairman: DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Board Chairman Aurora, IL (March 2, 2012): State Senator Chris Lauzen announced today the endorsement … Continue reading

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

Kane County Board Candidate Geneva Mayor Burns Uses City Email for Campaign

Into my inbox yesterday dropped over a hundred pages of email exchanges between Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and others. A combination of official and campaign emails for Burns show up in the following exchange after the campaign learned that Congressman … Continue reading

Peter Fitzgerald Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Board Chairman

Former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald has sent a letter to the editor endorsing his former State Senate colleague Chris Lauzen for the Chairmanship of the Kane County Board. Fitzgerald is best known for having been responsible for the installation of … Continue reading

Electioneering at the Huntley Tea Party Gun Forum

As I walked into the Huntley Park District Building for the gun control/rights forum, I spotted three McHenry County Board candidates from three different districts: Nick Provenzano John Jung and Shawn Green The meeting was already in progress with Moderator … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen to Give Up Senate Seat to Seek Kane County Chairmanship

At the Vaughan Recreation Center in Aurora, State Senator Chris Lauzen announced he is leaving the General Assembly after twenty years in 2012 to pursue the chairmanship of the Kane County Board. Unlike in McHenry County, the Kane County Board … Continue reading

More Possible Legislative Candidates in Western Kane County, Southeastern McHenry County Districts

A Friend of McHenry County Blog from south of the Kane County border offers more thoughts on possible contenders for state representative and state senator: Well, looks like the new map is going to pass without any substantial changes, assuming … Continue reading

Kane County Board Has Posted Draft Reapportionment Map

Here’s a county ahead of the redistricting curve. At the last meeting of the McHenry County Board a number of non-Legislative Committee members wanted to see tentative maps. They pretty much got the brush-off. Now comes Kane County map makers … Continue reading

Another County Board Ethics Idea

The McHenry County Board has the opportunity to plow new ground by enacting the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s conflict of interest revelation ordinance for elected officials, employees, appointees and consultants. Someone in Kane County has come up with … Continue reading

Algonquin’s Maggie Auger Runnnig for Kane County Board

The following press release has been received from Maggie Auger announcing her candidacy for Kane County Board District 23. Kane County, unlike McHenry County, has single-member districts. That allows an active candidate to knock on every door. McHenry County has … Continue reading

Kane County Board Decides on 82%-15%-3% Split of RTA Half Percent Sales Tax: Roads-Law Enforcement-Contingency

The week before last, the Kane County Board decided how to spend the RTA sales tax dollars that no collar county board member has to take any heat for. 82% will go to transportation, 15% to public safety and 3% … Continue reading

Kane County Board Decides on 82%-15%-3% Split of RTA Half Percent Sales Tax: Roads-Law Enforcement-Contingency

The week before last, the Kane County Board decided how to spend the RTA sales tax dollars that no collar county board member has to take any heat for. 82% will go to transportation, 15% to public safety and 3% … Continue reading