Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Proposed Randall Road Consultant Makes McHenry County Political Contributions

Whenever I see a contract being let, I wonder if campaign contributions might have been made to anyone close to the awarding of that contract. Today I looked at the McHenry County Transportation Committee agenda, which you can find here. … Continue reading

Former Congressman Don Manzullo Honored by McHenry County Republicans

Former Congressman Donald A. Manzullo was honored for his twenty years of service to McHenry County at a reception at Crystal Lake’s d’Andrea’s Monday night. Sixty-some people, including the two Congressman who replaced him, gathered to offer laudatory comments. A … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s First Quarter Political Contributions, Expenditures

With Independents and Democrats running against Republican Township candidates, I was interested in who got contributions from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman and State Rep. Mike Tryon. The answer is two Grafton Township Republican candidates, one before the primary election … Continue reading

Diane Evertsen Stops Passage of Video Gambling…for Now

The McHenry County Liquor and License Committee met Monday morning with an audience of liquor license holders pretty much filling the room. According to Committee chairman Ken Koehler, there were 15 people testifying in favor of a vote on a … Continue reading

Slot Machines on County Board Committee Agenda Monday at 10

Monday morning video poker (or slot machines, if one wants to be accurate) returns to the Liquor & License Committee again. Opponent John Hammerand isn’t Chairman any more. Now, proponent Ken Koehler has the gavel. The other members are VC … Continue reading

The Petition for a Special Meeting to Allow a Vote on Holding an April Referendum on Whether Voters Should Select the County Board Chairman

Here are the McHenry County Board members who signed Nick Provenzano’s petition to call a special meeting on Friday, January 18th at 9 AM to consider whether voters should have a shot in April at passing a referendum on whether … Continue reading