Regional Superintendents of School Candidates Have No Opponents

The election is over and Regional Superintendents of Schools in Boone, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties can go to bed. No reason to stay up late because none of them have opponents on the ballot. … Continue reading

Red Ribbon Week Fights Drug Use

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McHenry County State’s Attorney Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces the joint celebration of Red Ribbon Week with local schools. Red Ribbon Week commemorates … Continue reading

Five Politicians Parade in Marengo

Partisan politicians were few and far between community organizations and commercial entries in Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade Sunday. Not counting the Mayor of Marengo, Don Lockhart, and Union Village President Robert Wagner, there were only five politicians in the town’s … Continue reading

District 155 Off to Supreme Court on Bleacher Issue

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 Board Of Education Seeks Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Crystal Lake South Bleachers Law Firm to Provide Services at No-Cost to District Due to Significant Adverse Impact to … Continue reading

MCC Trustee Applicants Being Interviewed Revealed

Tonight’s the night when the six McHenry County College Trustees are interviewing applicants for the board vacancy created when Tom Wilbeck, elected a bit over two years ago, resigned due to moving a little bit out of the district. The … Continue reading

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

Rutherford Headlines Koehler Fundraiser

The guest speaker for McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler’s Koehlerfest was State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Meeting at Lakeside Center’s dining room, Koehler introduced him as “a good friend of McHenry County.” The gathering of Koehler supporters was also “Chainsaw … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Precinct Committeemen Have Chance to Exercise More Power Than Ever Before

An astute political observer noted that Republican Precinct Committee have more power being thrust in their hands at Saturday’s 9 AM meeting of the GOP Central Committee than they have ever had before. Indeed, in times past, Precinct Committee have … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Re-Elected McHenry Republican Party Chairman, Leslie Schermerhorn Slated for County Superintendent of Schools

County political party committees held organization meetings all over Illinois Wednesday night. At the McHenry County Republican Party Central Committee meeting, State Rep. Mike Tryon was re-elected Chairman. Nunda Township’s Mark Daniel was selected as Vice Chairman. He will replace … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Gets McHenry County Board Committee Recommendation for Regional Superintendent of Schools

Among topics Leslie Schermerhorn introduced herself to the Public Health and Human Services Committee this morning. As McHenry County Blog readers learned exclusively nine days ago, Leslie Schermerhorn qualifies under the stringent educational and professional requirements set by law. The … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn, Retired Judge’s Daughter, Candidate for Regional Supterintendent of Education Post

Friday, April 13, the McHenry County Public Health and Human Services Committee will be interviewing the Leslie A. Schermerhorn of Woodstock for the post of Regional Superintendent of Schools. The candidate, who would be appointed by the County Board to … Continue reading