Nunda Township Democrats Roll Out Clerk, Trustee Candidates

They will contest the April election with the following Republican candidates: Supervisor Kelvin Lee Jennigs Catherine M. Williams Michael Walkup Township Assessor Mark Dzemske Justin Franzke Road Commissioner “Iron” Mike Lespernce Eric Dowd Clerk Joni Smith Trustee (4 to be … Continue reading

Lori McConnville’s Letter of Resignation from Prairie Grove School Board

Thought readers might be interested in what this former Democratic Party candidate for the McHenry County Board had to say when she resigned from the teacher union-dominated Prairie Grove District 46 School Board: November 11, 2014 Statement to the Prairie … Continue reading

Democrats Run Ten Candidates for McHenry County Board

At least one candidate in each McHenry County Board district. The rumor mill was right. An article has already been run on District 1’s Nick Chirikos. In District 2 there are two challengers, Jim Roden and Jim Kennedy. District 3 … Continue reading

Nunda Neighbors for Open Space Going Out of Business

The State Board of Elections has denied the appeal of Nunda Neighbors. It approved, however, a settlement offer. Political Action Committee Treasurer Lori McConville, a Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Board in the Nunda-McHenry Township District 3, told the … Continue reading

State Board of Elections Finds Nunda Neighbors Filing Late a Second Time

You have to give Nunda Township Tax Fighter Gerry Walsh an award for tenacity. He is so upset about the possibility of tax increases that would allow Nunda Township to purchase land by raising taxes that he has fought each … Continue reading

Mike Mahon Sets Tone for Campaign

Speaking to supporters at the McHenry VFW Thursday night, Democratic Party candidate for Sheriff Mike Mahon said he wasn’t going to complain about Republican incumbent Keith Nygren, but then talked about the incumbent’s three homes, his being a “cell phone … Continue reading

Gerry Walsh Successful in Calling Nunda Neighbors on the State Board of Elections Carpet…Again

What follows is a report from Nunda Township Tax Fighter Gerry Walsh. A day after his efforts to put an advisory referendum on the fall ballot asking whether voters wanted to repeal the Nunda Township Open Space Plan fell short … 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

Nunda Electors Seeks Nunda Township Advisory Referendum on Repeal of Open Space Plan

There could be some local action on open space at the Nunda Township Annual Meeting. Township tax fighters Gerry Walsh, Republican Committeeman Bob Borchert, Doug Mann, and former Republican County Board candidate Craig Steagall have filed the following petition seeking … Continue reading

Democratic Party County Board Candidate Lori McConville Files Nunda Neighbors for Open Space Campaign Disclosure Forms Late…Again

This is the second time that Nunda Neighbors for Open Space Treasurer Lori McConville, who is running for the McHenry County Board as a Democrat in District 3, has filed campaign disclosure forms late with the Illinois State Board of … Continue reading

Minority of Republicans Playing Conflict of Interest Defense

“Hostile” would be fair in characterization of McHenry County Board member Pete Merkel’s reaction to the ALAW conflict of interest proposal, as reported by Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald Merkel, running unopposed in the Republican primary election, did not … Continue reading

Only 7 Out of 27 County Board Candidates Have Not Yet Revealed Potential Conflicts of Interest

Two more county board candidates have filed their conflict of interest forms with the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water. That brings the total to 20 out of 27 candidates who have answered the ALAW questionnaire. 74%.  Pretty amazing. District … Continue reading