Five New County Board Members Being Sworn In

Next Monday, five new members will join the McHenry County Board. They were elected in November’s election. The five are spread over five of the six County Board districts. In McHenry County’s southeastern-most District 1, Republican Andrew Gasser topped incumbent … Continue reading

All County Board Candidates in Southeastern McHenry County Board Districts Oppose Jack Franks’ Consolidation of Power Referendum

Clint Eastwood handled one empty chair at the Republican National Convention. Had he attended the candidate’s night for County Board Districts 1, 2 and 3 Wednesday at McHenry County College, he would have had to deal with four of them. … Continue reading

Where Is the McHenry County Democratic Party Best Organized?

Earlier this month, the percentages of precincts for which people filed for Republican Precinct Committeeman was published. Republicans, you may remember filled 49% of McHenry County’s 212 precincts, while Democrats had candidates in 19%. Today we look at how the … Continue reading

Reapportionment Hearing in Marengo

Jack Franks brought colleagues to his home town of Marengo Saturday to the hard-to-find new Marengo High School for a reapportionment hearing whose process will be completely controlled by Democrats in the General Assembly and Governor’s Mansion. To reach the … Continue reading

County Board Gives SportsPlex, Baseball Stadium, Wonder Lake Dredging More Time to Borrow Money

Led by Finance Committee Chairman Marc Munaretto, the deadline to have borrowed the money allocated by the McHenry County Board under the subsidized Federal Stimulus Program was extended until the end of December for three projects previously approved: $15 million … Continue reading

Nunda Township Open Space Proponents Out Poll Opponents on Fall Advisory Referendum on Repeal

Thanks to a friend of McHenry County Blog, I can offer the following take on what happened at Nunda Township’s Annual Town Meeting: I thought I’d fill you in on the outcome of the Nunda Township Annual Meeting. Aside from … Continue reading

“Reward Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies”

I had heard the rumor that McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler had told those thinking of voting against him that such action would result in their not getting a chairmanship. If true, Koehler, re-elected in early December over challengers … Continue reading

“Reward Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies"

I had heard the rumor that McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler had told those thinking of voting against him that such action would result in their not getting a chairmanship. If true, Koehler, re-elected in early December over challengers … Continue reading

Nick Provenzano Doesn’t Hold Off County Board Challenge from Head of Democratic Party

Kathy Bergan Schmidt, new chair of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, was almost picking off incumbent Republican County Board member Nick Provenzano before the early votes were folded in. Provenzano was reported to be leading by 97 votes. There … Continue reading

Nick Provenzano Doesn’t Hold Off County Board Challenge from Head of Democratic Party

Kathy Bergan Schmidt, new chair of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, was almost picking off incumbent Republican County Board member Nick Provenzano before the early votes were folded in. Provenzano was reported to be leading by 97 votes. There … Continue reading