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

Unnamed “Has Been Blogger” Credited with Using “Fake News” to Drive State Reps. Out of Office

Woodstock resident Elliot Cassidy, who wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald. In an email he gave me permission to re-publish his letter. Cassidy says I am the reason that State Rep. Mike Tryon stepped down and State Rep. … Continue reading

McHenry County Government Bans McHenry County Blog from Free WiFi Internet Access

Here’s a chuckle for readers. Those in charge of keeping dangerous information out of the eyes of county employees and visitors seem to have banned McHenry County Blog through the free WiFi offered at County buildings. Those wishing to know … Continue reading

Attorney General Rules McHenry County Blog “News Media” for Purposes of Freedom of Information Requests

The Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office has ruled that McHenry County Blog is to be considered “media” under the Freedom of Information Act. McHenry County Blog is now the only blog in Illinois certified as a … Continue reading

Franks Loses Second Freedom of Information Request Denial Appeal

For the second time since he has taken office as McHenry County Board Chairman, a Jack Franks’ denial of a Freedom of Information request from McHenry County Blog has been overturned. The first sentence of the latest missive from the … Continue reading

McHenry County Under Jack Franks Denies McHenry County Blog Part of News Media

According to a statement filed with the Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, McHenry County Blog is not a member of the media. You can read the reply to the Public Access Counselor’s request below: The letter … Continue reading

Illinois Blogger Calls Jack Franks a “Thug Pol” for Blocking Freedom of Information Requests

From Marathon Pundit. Re-published with permission. Illinois Democratic thug pol moves to silence blogger Illinois Democratic thuggery reaches far beyond Chicago. Take for instance Jack Franks of rural Marengo in McHenry County northwest of the city. When he was a … Continue reading

Jack Franks Moves to Limit McHenry County Blog Reporting

Friday afternoon McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made a move to cut the timely release of information that will lead to stories I suspect a number of McHenry County Blog readers would find of interest. Let me first show … Continue reading