County Board Could Kill the Valley Hi Tax Tuesday Night

On September 8th, McHenry County Blog published the article below. Since then the County has reduced the proposed Valley Hi levy to $10,000, but shifting most of the originally proposed $2.75 million for Valley Hi to other line items. The … Continue reading

Election Stuff in Sunday Northwest Herald

Read the Northwest Herald at Colonial Cafe today. Here’s what I saw that might be considered related to the Tuesday Election. On the front page was a sticker from Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally. Next was … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Campaigns for District 3 Seat, Compares Tax Cut Leadership on County Board with Tax Hiking Democratic Opponents

As Jack Franks’ anti-Mike Walkup mailing was being delivered, a positive piece from opponent Mike Walkup was also hitting mailboxes from Crystal Lake to McHenry. It did not mention Franks, Walkup’s opponent for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship. It touted … Continue reading

Dem Mailing Surfaces

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee had about $28,000 in the bank so I figured there was enough for a countywide mailing. Here is the post card mailed in County Board District 6: The Democrats say that Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Still More Deceit From Lying Jack Franks

Look what a Friend of McHenry County Blog shared with me recently: Lying Jack Franks continues to make the pitch that he will “reduce property taxes in McHenry County 10%.” The message is a bit milder than previously. Now it is … Continue reading

Kathy Bergan Schmidt’s Taxing History

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt was drafted to fill a slot on the fall ballot when Democratic Party County Board candidate Ken Smith died this fall. In November, 2008, Schmidt ran second in a three-way County Board … Continue reading

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