Yvonne Barnes Wins County Board Seat with Less than $5,000, Tom Wilbeck Spends $6,285

Financial reports have been filed by District 1 County Board candidates and the top vote-getter spent less than $5,000. That’s the “magic number” under which a candidate does not have reveal how much money was raised and spent. Spending less … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 1

The Sunday before the election I was wondering where the Democrats mail was. You may remember that McHenry County’s Democratic Party accepted some big checks ($32,400 to be precise) from a very, very liberal Chicago millionaire in mid-October and then gave … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Signs

Driving on Hillside Drive in Ridgefield, I found signs for pretty much every Democratic Party candidate on the ballot. There was one for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. Congressional candidate Jim Walz was represented. The Democrat who would replace Jack … Continue reading

Contributions to Democratic Party County Board Candidates

Having found big money going from Vince Foglia to Republican County Board candidates, I decided to look at what Democrats have received. Reports must be made if a candidate raises or spends $5,000, so a lot of campaigns, especially local … Continue reading

Dems Fill County Board Slots, But Leave Three Countywide Vacancies

Petitions have been filed to the McHenry County Board candidates that the Democratic Party Central Committee slated at that meeting they wouldn’t let me attend. New candidates are District 1 – Kathryn Potter District 2 – Jim Roden District 3 … Continue reading

Jack Franks Set to Run for State Rep. & County Board Chairman at Same Time…If No Other “Electable” Candidate

The following was written by First Electric Newspaper publisher Pete Gonigam and graciously shared with McHenry County Blog readers: McHenry Dems Pick State Rep. Jack Franks For County Board Chairman The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee in caucus Sunday picked … Continue reading