Election Stuff in Sunday Northwest Herald

Read the Northwest Herald at Colonial Cafe today. Here’s what I saw that might be considered related to the Tuesday Election. On the front page was a sticker from Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Next was … Continue reading

Another Dissatisfied with Huntley Park District Voting Machines

Here we go again. Another voter yesterday had a hard time voting for Donald Trump for President while early voting at the Huntley Park District polling place. You will remember that a husband and wife had problems on separate machines … Continue reading

Potential Problems with Electronic Voting

Commenter “Cautious Voter” posted the following under the Huntley voting machine malfunction machine story: I wonder how many of the people who post on this blog have a background in computer programming and network security? I do. What Bev Harris … Continue reading

Eyewitness Details of Huntley Voting Machine Malfunction

Yesterday when I wrote about the malfunctioning voting machines a commenter offered the criticism that the information was third hand. Actually, it was second hand from a trusted source. Since then I have interviewed Huntley’s Eileen Giltner, who was my … Continue reading

Canidates for Recorder of Deeds Face Off

Unlike Republican Mike Walkup, whose opponent Jack Franks was a no-show at the League of Women Voters candidates’ night, Republican Joe Tirio’s opponent Democrat Lynn Gray was on the stage. Tirio got to speak first. The Woodstock Republican said he … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze. In short, the day was comfortable. I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading

Sexual Harrassment Complaint Filed Against McHenry County Clerk’s Husband

A complaint has been filed by Mrs. Karen Felske with the Illinois Department of Human Rights  against McHenry County Clerk Ed Gil. The complaint is dated March 3, 2016. Felske contends sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment and a … Continue reading

County Clerk Mary McClellan Misconduct Sanction in Prior Job Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

This matter concerning thisdecision is something I don’t remember writing about before, so I think I’ll just reprint the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision.  It was written by Richard Posner, one of the more respected members of the panel. … Continue reading

Voting, Communications Problems Cited by State Board of Elections

The following memo is from the State Board of Elections employee tasked to take a look at the conduct of the primary elections by McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellen. The investigation was requested by State Rep. David McSweeney. I visited … Continue reading