Rules Writer Comments on Jack Franks’ Proposed Revisions

Ersel Schuster served on the McHenry County Board committee–Management Services–that has written the Rules that new Chairman Jack Franks wants to amend without reference to that committee. She has looked at the proposed changes and has these comments for current … Continue reading

The County Board Winners Get Sworn In

There are so many aspects of the December 5th McHenry County Board meeeting that there will be stories coming for a while. One that was overshadowed by the activies of newly-elected Chairman Jack Franks was the swearing in of the … Continue reading

Wholesale Cancellation of County Board Committee Meetings

Early yesterday afternoon, newly-installed McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks cancelled a raft of County Board committee meetings, as you can see below: During his first County Board meeting, Franks announced that what would have been considered at such meetings … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Sees No Reason Committee Selection Committee Can’t Meet, Warns of Quid Pro Quo Perception

Comments from newly-elected McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox: Thank you Mr Chairman, I appreciate your words on “Focusing on outcomes, and not politics” and “Putting the politics aside” so in regards to that, I just wanted to address the … Continue reading

Jack Franks Temporary Rules Committee

There is a provision in the McHenry County Board Rules that allows its Chairman to appoint ad hoc committees. It was designed, according to one member of the Management Services Committee who was there when the language was added, to … Continue reading

Committee on Committees Members Announced

The McHenry County Board gets recommendations from its Committee on Committees as to who will serve as committee chairmen and members. In past years, the recommendations were just that. The McHenry County Board Chairman made the final selections. This past … Continue reading

Jeff Thorsen Elected McHenry County Board Vice Chairman

As suggested in an article last night, newly-elected Board member Jeff Thorsen (R-Crystal Lake) was elected Vice Chairman of the McHenry County Board Monday morning. Also nominated was Mary McCann (R-Woodstock), a veteran Board member. Thorsen beat her 13-10 with … Continue reading

Jeff Thorsen Most Likely Headed for County Board Vice Chairmanship

Newly-elected McHenry County Board member Jeff Thorsen seems headed to be elected the Vice Chairman of the County Board. Thorsen, who was appointed to replace Ken Koehler when Koehler was appointed to the Metra Board, is a former long-time Crystal … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 4

Showing readers what might have been sent to their mailboxes by the McHenry County Democratic Party before the election. It’s a zoned campaign pieced, designed to be delivered by the Post Office. A lot were delivered in the most rural … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 3

Continuing to show you the side of the mailing designed by the McHenry County Democratic Party, today we look at the message about District 3 County Board candidates. This piece was delivered to some households, but apparently not to many, … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 1

The Sunday before the election I was wondering where the Democrats mail was. You may remember that McHenry County’s Democratic Party accepted some big checks ($32,400 to be precise) from a very, very liberal Chicago millionaire in mid-October and then gave … Continue reading