Orville Brettman Attacks Mary McClellan’s Polling Place Consolidation

McHenry County Board candidate Orville Brettman, running in District 6 as a Republican, has produced a graphic attacking Republican County Clerk Mary McClellan’s plan to drastically consolidate polling places. The graphic is being distributed on Facebook. As reported before, this … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Precinct Polling Place Consolidation Plan Brings Republicans and Democrats Together

During Public Comment at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, County Clerk Mary McClellan came into harsh criticism from both a Democratic and a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman. First up was long-time Barrington Hills Republican Precinct Committeeman Lou Anne Majewski. Having … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Meets Candidates

The Nunda Township Republican Central Committee met Tuesday night. Candidates for next year’s GOP Primary Election made pitches, as did representatives for other officials up for re-election. When I arrived, State Rep. candidate Tom Weber has already spoken. He is … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Packs Pols at Front

The1.8 mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade was held on Sunday, July 2nd. It was about an hour and a half and featured elected officials and candidates near the front. Featured entries like the Crystal Lake Strikers, the Jesse White … Continue reading

Huntley School Board Candidate Lesli Melendy Complains of McHenry County Clerk’s Office Having Misspelled Her Name, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay’s Chief of Staff

Lesli Melendy, running for Huntley School District 158 Board, complained in a letter to the Northwest Herald that McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan spelled her name wrong on the handout about candidates. “I have serious concerns about the McHenry County … Continue reading

McClellan Gains Support for Rapid Election Software Payment

“Houston, we have a problem,” began McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s presentation of the Finance Committee of the County Board Wednesday. She explained that she could not conduct the February 28th township primary elections without the voting software from Dominion Voting … Continue reading

Skillicorn Criticizes County Clerk’s Chief Deputy’s Challenge of Tax Limit Referendum Petitions

A press release from State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn: McHenry County Clerk office fights property tax freeze referendum State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn’s property tax freeze referendum effort has been challenged by McHenry County Clerk Chief Deputy Linda Fitzgerald. “McHenry County property … Continue reading

How To Figure Out How Many Signatures Are Needed to Run as an Independent for Township Office

Part of several of the challenges to Independent petitions filed against current McHenry Township officials who were appointed or elected as Republicans, but who were not nominated at the Township Republican Caucus, was whether the Independents had enough petition signatures. … Continue reading

Objection Filed Against Allen Skillicorn’s Tax Limit Referendum Petitions

State Representative Allen Skillicorn-elect submitted petitions calling for a referendum stating the following: Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the limits of the County of McHenry be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing … Continue reading