County Board Candidates: Ending Homelessness Not County Responsibility

Each night McHenry County Board members were asked about the County Board’s role in ending homelessness. That took up one of the 6-7 questions asked candidates last Tuesday and Thursday. Thursday I was quite disappointed that a question was not … Continue reading

County Board Chairman Hopefuls Face Off

Who has the biggest conflict of interest seemed to be the largest contention when McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller and would-be County Board Chairman Mike Walkup took the McHenry County College stage Thursday night. Appearing at a League of … Continue reading

Tom Wilbeck’s Signing Taxpayer Protection Pledge Earns Endorsement

The following letter was sent to District 1 McHenry County Board candidate Tom Wilbeck from Jim Tobin’s Tax Accountablity organization: I thank you for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and making the commitment to support economic freedom by working to decrease … Continue reading

County Board Pensions and Health Insurance

There were two questions asked of all candidates who participated (only Mary McCann did not) in the McHenry County League of Women Voters candidates’ forums for County Board: Pensions (and insurance the second time around) Homelessness I’ll deal with the … Continue reading

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith Endorses Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman

Sometime in the last two weeks, Lakewood Village President Erin Smith wrote a letter to the Northwest Herald endorsing Joe Gottemoller for McHenry County Board Chairman. Didn’t mention it at the time, but should have. … Continue reading