County Board Blanches Open Meetings Act Suit Boil

Using a cost-benefit approach, an 18-4 vote of the McHenry County Board settled a suit brought by Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers over an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act when the majority of a … Continue reading

Bianchi Withdraws Motion for County Board IMRF Special Prosecutor

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi has withdrawn his motion asking Judge Thomas Meyer whether a Special Prosecutor should be appointed to investigate whether criminal charges should be filed against County Board members who signed certificates saying the position “normally … Continue reading

Bianchi Asks Judge Whether Special Prosecutor Needed for Franks’ County Board IMRF Pension Elilgibility Allegations

When I heard that the McHenry County State’s Attorney had filed a motion concerning the County Board pension issue with Judge Thomas Meyer, I sent Lou Bianchi the following email: I have told that the office filed a motion with … Continue reading

Kenneally-Wilbrandt Each Pay for Half of Mailing

We’ve seen candidates group together to put out mailings before. Most recently, what I am calling the “Red Team” because of the color of most of their signs, went together to finance a mailing featuring State Rep. Mike Tryon’s endorsement … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading

Kenneally Mails Fourth Piece

McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally doesn’t seem to be taking anything for granted. I think his fourth post card–a big one–arrive yesterday. The back compares Kenneally’s qualifications with those of his opponent, who is unnamed, on the followed … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

Mailed Sample Ballot Arrives

I haven’t noted this year that the post office continues to play the role of precinct worker. Think of how much dedicated manpower that candidates would have to have if all the post cards and other literature you receive in … Continue reading

Dan Wilbrandt Fundraiser

While your McHenry County Blogster cowered from the cold last night putting up banner ads for Circuit Court candidate Demetri Tsilimigras and State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally, a Friend of McHenry County Blog was taking photos and gathering the information … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally’s Fundraiser

Back on January 26th, McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally held a fundraiser at Turnberry Country Club.  I had to hurry off to the League of Women Voters’ County Board Districts 4, 5 and 6 Forum, so missed the … Continue reading

Did NWH Try to Frame March Primary Election?

Sitting in front of my computer is the front page Northwest Herald article from December 9, 2015. It’s the article about Patrick Kenneally’s announcement of his candidacy for McHenry County State’s Attorney, complete with photo of and extensive quotes from … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Schedules Invitation Only Fundraiser

Because of where it is being held, the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee is requiring those attending its next fundraiser to be invited. Such invitations to the $35 Savour Art Gallery in Algonquin may be obtained by emailing Christina Myers … Continue reading

Kenneally Sets Meet & Greet

McHenry County candidate for State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally rolls out endorsements on his invitation to a Meet & Greet on January 21st at the Crystal Lake Rib House on Route 176. On the Host Committee are McHenry  County State’s Attorney … Continue reading

Will Proft Finance Skillicorn Campaign?

With the Liberty Principles Political Action Committee of WIND Radio talk show host Dan Proft having received a $2.5 million gift for independent expenditures, who might benefit locally? The name that came to mind was East Dundee Village Trustee Allen … Continue reading