Local Democrats Announce Leadership Team

Here’s what is listed on the web site of the McHenry County Democratic Party: Local party leadership Chairman: Mike Bissett Vice-Chair: Kristina Zahorik Treasurer: Mary Mahady Secretary: Kathy Bergan Schmidt General Counsel: James Harrison Fundraising Chair: TBA Membership Recruitment Chair: … Continue reading

County Seeks Dilapidated Home’s Condemnation

McHenry County government is seeking court approval to demolish the home at 2811 Mytang Avenue in McHenry Dennis Sanquist explains the situation in this March 7, 2016, email to County Board member Chuck Wheeler: P[lanning] & D[evelopment] and the SAO [State’s … Continue reading

Democrats Slam County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Election Day Conduct

Earlier I ran the following information I picked up last Wednesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee: Democrats’ Take on Election Day McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett addresses Wednesday night’s Central Committee meeting about the … Continue reading

Ethics Commission Interviews Coming Up

Next Monday the Management Services Committee will interview four applicants for three spots on the McHenry County Ethics Commission on Monday morning. Two incumbents have applied for re-appointment: Cherie Rickert – McHenry John White – Hebron There are two newcomers: … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Parade

With the new roundabout in Downtown Johnsburg, I parked north of the Community Club and walked toward the refreshment area. The first sign of politics was a Steve Reick sign on the back of a big red pickup. At the … Continue reading

Democrats Elect Central Committee Officers

Couldn’t be two places at once last Wednesday night, so I asked the head of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee if there were any changes in officers. There were a couple of them, which you can see below: Chair: … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade

Two previous posts have focused on the beginning of the parade, where all the village officials rode in Thunderbirds, and on the biggest contest in McHenry County, the race for Sheriff. After the Johnsburg Village Board members, the first politician … Continue reading

Politicians at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade

The first indication of politics at McHenry’s 2013 Fiesta Days Parade was a man walking to the marshaling area wearing a Bill Prim for Sheriff tee shirt. I was on my way to Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Pre-Parade Reception at Perry … Continue reading

Mixing Democrat Jack Franks among the Republicans at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade

Regular readers will know that I go to parades to read political tea leaves. Perhaps the biggest insight was that Democrat Jack Franks was in the middle of the Republican floats. Whether deliberate or not, it surely sent a mixed … Continue reading