Wednesday Woodstock GOP Event Expanding Focus to Entire County

From Dorr Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Karen Tirio: This event is FREE thanks to the PourHouse and the following Candidates for Sponsoring Food & Drink : Randy Hultgren ($150) Congressman 14th District of IL Joe Tirio ($50) County Recorder running … 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

Republicans in the Algonquin Parade

Some of the Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade have been covered in the article about the incumbents that rode in the dignitary part of the event. One, newly-appointed State Senator Dan McConchie, probably was in that parade element. But … Continue reading

The Family PAC Cruise

Paul Caprio’s Family PAC cruise is my favorite fundraiser. It’s not just the chance to meet with conservatives from around the state. It’s the views from the boat. Those two reasons are why I have attended 24 of the 25 … Continue reading

Republicans in the CL Independence Day Parade

Previously, McHenry County Blog has written about the turnout for GOP McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally. Now, let’s look at the other Republicans in Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade. My first shot was of supporters of State Senator … 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

MCC Capital Program Goes from $42 Million to $63 Million to $35 Million to $22 Million

Former McHenry County Board President Ron Parrish is quite pleased with what administrators offered up Thursday night to solve the science and health science facility deficiency. “Wonderful,” was his first comment after the presentation by newly-installed President Clint Gabbard. “This is … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

MCC Students To Pay $10 per Credit Hour for Addition, Approval Granted for $34 Million Project

By a unanimous vote, including Student Trustee Jeremy Sacrament, McHenry County College Trustees voted to impose a $10 per credit hour infrastructure fee starting this summer. One Trustee called it a “user fee.” Including the extra $10, the cost per … Continue reading

MCC Board Moves Toward $30+ Million Addition & Renovation, No Referendum, Athletics Could Be Sacrificed

Tuesday night the McHenry County College Board talked about a consultant-proposed $62-$78 million recommended renovation and expansion of the college campus. With Full Time Equivalent enrollment down 7.6% since 2011, but a need to update science laboratories which one Trustee … Continue reading

Ron Parrish Denies Endorsing Tina Hill for Recorder, Prefers Joe Tirio

Last night I got a copy of the following email to MCC Trustee Karen Tirio from McHenry County College Board member Ron Parrish, who is also the immediate past President of the Village of Bull Valley: Just to set the … Continue reading

MCC Set to Tax to the Max

Since McHenry County College was scheduled to hear the recommendation of its finance guy Bob Tentua last night, I thought I’d spread some warm fuzzies about my and other taxpayers’ appreciation that the Board had kept last year’s tax burden … Continue reading

School District 200 Budget Meeting

There were several  speakers during public comments period of the Woodstock School Board on Tuesday night. Most centered on the high property tax rate in Woodstock affecting seniors, low income renters, and driving home prices even lower. One speaker wondered … Continue reading