McHenry County Board Member John Reinert Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Surround by local political influentials and friends, McHenry County Board member John Reinert announced his candidacy for State Senate. In the crowd were current State Senator Pam Althoff, former State Rep. Mike Tryon, County Board members Chris Christensen, Joe Gottemoller, … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endoses Members of Both GOP Factions

In a first for a legislator in McHenry County, unopposed State Rep. Barbara Wheeler has mailed out an endorsement piece. While I reside in her district about as far south as one can live and still have her on my … Continue reading

Tina Hill Fundraiser Well Attended

The establishment Mix and March on the Woodstock Square was the place where McHenry  County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill held her fundraiser Thursday night. I was at the Oakwood Hills power plant zoning hearing while Hill’s fundraiser was taking place, … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading

Mark Daniel’s Slate Holding Pre-Convention Reception

Into my mailbox today popped an invitation from Republican County Chairman candidate Mark Daniel. He and his running mates John Jung for Vice Chairman Carolyn Schofield for Secretary Glenda Miller for Treasurer are holding a reception at D’Andrea’s prior to … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Sends Letter Asking for Support for His Slate

Coming the same day as McHenry County Republican Central Committeeman Mike Tryon’s letter endorsing him, Vice Chairman Mark Daniel wrote GOP Precinct Committeemen on behalf of his slate: Mark Daniels for Chairman John Jung for Vice Chairman Carolyn Schofield for … Continue reading

Mike Tryon Announces Retirement as GOP Chairman at Lincoln Day Dinner

The McHenry County Republican Central Committee had its annual Lincoln Day Dinner at d’Andrea’s Saturday night with over 180 in attendance. Probably the biggest news of the night was that State Rep. and County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon announced … Continue reading

Fight for Control of McHenry County Republican Central Committee Out in the Open

The following email was sent by Grafton Township Republican Precinct Committeeman candidate Christina Myers on behalf of a slate of reformers who seek to take control of the GOP Central Committee from those grouped around current Chairman Mike Tryon: Fellow … Continue reading

Bob Grogan Headlines Minimalist Meeting of McHenry County Republicans

Maybe a fourth of the members of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee met at d’Andrea’s in Crystal Lake on Monday night. Chairman Mike Tryon chaired the meeting, reveling in revealing that Governor Pat Quinn only paid a $4,000 property … Continue reading

McSweeney Sets Fund Raiser Sat., October 26th

State Rep. David McSweeney’s has scheduled a fundraiser from 6-8 on Saturday, October 26th, at Wool Street in Barrington. The price is $35, $50 per couple. The Host Committee consists of Lou Bianchi Rich Carter Bob Cook Mark Daniel Geri … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Kicks Off Campaign with Successful Cary Fund Raiser for County Board

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman and retired Air Force Captain Andrew Gasser started his campaign for County Board with a lot of new faces at his Cary Country Club fund raiser on Thursday night. And he raised some dollars … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

The People at Lou Bianchi’s Fund Raiser

The August fund raiser for McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi was the biggest I’ve seen in a long time. The Boulder Hill Country Club was packed. And, this for a man not up for re-election for three more years. … Continue reading

John Heisler Taken Off Nunda Township Ballot for Township Supervisor

John Heisler has filed the required Statements of Economic Interest with the County Clerk for twenty years, but, with his mother dying in hospice care, he didn’t remember to attach a copy of the receipt to his Statement of Candidacy … Continue reading

Good Crowd at Donna Kurtz’ Fund Raiser

McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz, seeking re-election for the first time after running first in her initial attempt in 2010, held a fund raiser Wednesday at Park Place, the old American Legion Home in Crystal Lake. Some people got … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Candidates Campaign at Nunda Township GOP Picnic

In a Veterans Acres picnic, the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee hosted area residents and politicians Saturday afternoon. I got the privilege of introducing the two newest candidates for McHenry County Sheriff, Jim Harrison and Bill Prim. Although sitting about … Continue reading

McHenry County Republicans Refusing to Appoint Precinct Committeemen in Dave McSweeney’s & Dan Duffy’s District

Listed below are the precincts in the hotly contested 52nd House race. That’s where Independent Dee Beaubien, with Democrat Mike Madigan’s help, is challenging Republican primary election winner David McSweeney. You will note that many precincts are empty. In addition … Continue reading