NWH Endorses Second Lawyer Democrat

With endorsements completed yesterday for the McHenry County Board, in its District 5 picks, the Northwest Herald has endorsed its second Democrat who is a lawyer.  (The first was District 3’s Diane Johnson, a former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 13

Midweek brings us to campaign contributions from a Political Action Committee connected to Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers–the Chicagoland Operators Joint Labor-Management PAC. Could this be the conduit through which Local 150 got State Rep. Jack … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Signs

Found this combination of signs in Crystal Lake. One is for Democratic Party District 2 McHenry County Board candidate Dominique Miller and the other is urging people to vote in favor of the Crystal Lake Library’s advisory referendum concerning a … Continue reading

NWH Endorses 3 from GOP, 1 Dem in County Board Districts 3 & 4

The Northwest Herald decided to endorse two with school board experience in McHenry County Board District 3. Former President of Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Democrat Diane Johnson was endorsed along with just resigned member of Cary Elementary … Continue reading

NWH Endorses in County Board Districts 1 & 2, 1 Dem, 3 GOP

The Northwest Herald rolled out endorsements for two McHenry County Board districts today. In District 1 incumbent Yvonne Barnes, a Republican challenger Kerri Barber, a Democrat In District 2 appointed incumbent Jeff Thorsen, a Republican challenger John Reinert, a Republican … Continue reading

Uninvited Johnsburg Falvin Sign

Erik Sivertsen, one of the entrepreneurs running Guns-N-Such had Republican signs in front of his business in Johnsburg. He emailed me the following with the photo you see: “Guess which one magically appeared in front of the store this afternoon.” … Continue reading

Franks Finally Supports Walkup’s Effort to Kill Valley Hi Tax

The end of August I told you of Jack Franks’ answer to my question regarding whether the would support elimination of the property tax for Valley Hi: “I would probably support a zero levy at this point and if we … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Opens County Board Campaign Fund with $9,300

About-to-be appointed District 3 McHenry County Board member Chris Christensen has filed his first campaign finance report with the Illinois State Board of Elections. It says he has $9,300 so far. Two entities made contributions of $1,000 or more: $2,000 … Continue reading