Twelve Seek Metra Board Appointment

The following seek to succeed former State Senator Jack Schaffer on the Metra Board. It’s a paying position–$15,000 per year–but not exempt from political heat. Dennis Adams, McHenry, former McHenry County College Board member, McHenry alderman and candidate for Mayor, … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Running for Full Term as Regional Supt. of Schools

A press release from Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn: Leslie Schermerhorn Announces Candidacy for Re-election as McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn, current McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools, will be filing to be on the primary … Continue reading

County Gets Federal $625,000 Teen Drug Education Grant

A press release from McHenry County: Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000 to McHenry County SAC The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition (SAC), in collaboration with the McHenry County Regional Office of Education, has been awarded a 5 … Continue reading

Politicians In (and Not In) the Marengo Parade

Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade is one of the best in McHenry County. As you would expect, my eyes were searching for political aspects. Mayor Don Lockhart was riding in one of the first cars after that of Parade Marshall Richard … Continue reading

County Supt. of Schools Urges Woodstock Police Monitoring to Protect Children

This comment from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn appeared under the story about the stabbing in Woodstock: This incident occurred near three Woodstock schools. My guess is the stabbing was drug related. Children walk by this area every day, … Continue reading

Three Governmental Entities Now Involved in District 155 Bleacher Controversy

Wednesday morning was the time set for consideration of a Temporary Restraining Order on District 155′s football field brought by Amberwood Drive property owners, including Jean and McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.  Bianchi is not suing in his official … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Hires Assistants in Regional Office of Education

An email from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn explaining how she is staffing her new office: “There are two new people in the Regional Office of Education (ROE). “Dr. Amy Weiss Narea has come on as a 100-day Assistant … Continue reading

The Port Edward GOP Fund Raiser

Just not having enough processing time for the articles I want to write. Today, let’s play catchup with the Monday McHenry County Republican Central Committee fund raiser at Port Edward in Algonquin. I didn’t wonder around too much, but I … Continue reading

Two Potential Gubernatorial Candidates Speak at McHenry County Republican Play Day

Two potential contenders for the Republican nomination for Governor spoke to Party faithful at the McHenry County Country Club Wednesday. During the cocktail time before dinner State Treasurer Dan Rutherford spoke after an effusive introduction by Party Chairman Mike Tryon. … Continue reading

Appointed Dorr Township GOP Committeemen Removed, Replaced

I’ve written previously that McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz was appointed March 29th as a precinct committeeman in Algonquin Township Precinct 20. (She lives in Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley’s precinct. Algonquin 10.) That was before Central Committee Chairman … Continue reading