How Does McHenry County Stack Up to Kane & Will Counties on Keeping Taxes Constant?

Last week, McHenry County Blog ran a press release from Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay (who is running unopposed for State Senate) concerning her Executive Committee’s recommendation that the Board pass a levy that is the same as last … Continue reading

Kane County Board Chairman (& State Senate Candidate) Karen McConnaughay Moves Board Toward Freezing Tax Levy

A press release from Karen McConnaughay: Karen McConnaughay steps up to stop irresponsible property tax hike Kane Board Chairman pushes through zero-increase levy after finance committee chair tries to raise taxes Geneva, IL–After the Kane County Board Finance Committee Chairman … Continue reading

Full House for Chris Lauzen’s Fund Raiser

No way to sneak past Sarah and Chris Lauzen at Chris’ fund raiser in Aurora Saturday. All the guests were funneled through one door. Outside was Sarah greeting everyone. Just inside was Chris greeting them again and posing for a … Continue reading

Kane Joins Drought Disaster Assistance Availability

A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren: Kane Now Classified a Contiguous County, Eligible for Disaster Assistance Programs Due to Drought GENEVA, IL— Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced that Lake and McHenry counties have received primary disaster designations from … Continue reading

Auditioning at the State GOP Convention to be Illinois’ Scott Walker

John Kass lamented the lack of an Illinois Scott Walker last Thursday. He certainly is asking the right question: “Where is Illinois’ Scott Walker?” I was tempted to prepare a sign to affix to me chest asking. “Are you the … Continue reading

Adam Andrzejewski Takes on Karen McConnaughay

Here’s what is on the way to mailboxes in the 33rd State Senate District. That’s where Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay is running against former Gilberts Village Trustee Cliff Surges. One could logically observe that the gloves have been … Continue reading

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

Cliff Surges Notes Connection of Karen McConnaughay’s Campaign Contributions to Kane County Government

If memory serves me correctly, it was a story from the Daily Herald where the campaign contributions to Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay from county vendors first surfaced.  State Senator Chris Lauzen, who is running to replace McConnaughay, brought … 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