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

Another Dissatisfied with Huntley Park District Voting Machines

Here we go again. Another voter yesterday had a hard time voting for Donald Trump for President while early voting at the Huntley Park District polling place. You will remember that a husband and wife had problems on separate machines … Continue reading

Sun-Times Says Merge Cook County Recorder’s and Clerk’s Offices

McHenry County Republican Recorder of Deeds candidate Joe Tirio (he of “IWontHireMyWife.com” and “ErasetheRecorder.com” fame) got a rebuttal of his Democratic Party opponent Lynn Gray’s claim that McHenry County is too populous a county for such a merger. Tirio, of … Continue reading

Potential Problems with Electronic Voting

Commenter “Cautious Voter” posted the following under the Huntley voting machine malfunction machine story: I wonder how many of the people who post on this blog have a background in computer programming and network security? I do. What Bev Harris … Continue reading

Eyewitness Details of Huntley Voting Machine Malfunction

Yesterday when I wrote about the malfunctioning voting machines a commenter offered the criticism that the information was third hand. Actually, it was second hand from a trusted source. Since then I have interviewed Huntley’s Eileen Giltner, who was my … Continue reading

Canidates for Recorder of Deeds Face Off

Unlike Republican Mike Walkup, whose opponent Jack Franks was a no-show at the League of Women Voters candidates’ night, Republican Joe Tirio’s opponent Democrat Lynn Gray was on the stage. Tirio got to speak first. The Woodstock Republican said he … Continue reading

Push to Merge Cook County Recorder and Clerk’s Offices

The Cook County Board is considering putting a question on the ballot asking if voters want to merged the Cook County Recorder’s and Clerk’s Offices. That’s what Republican candidate for McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio has made the capstone of … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 10 – Unsuccessful County Clerk Try, County Airport Fight, Wife’s Death Copy

When Vernon Kays retired from being County Clerk, Dad ran for the office against Vernon’s Chief Deputy Rosemary Azzaro. Rosemary won, even winning at least one Crystal Lake Coventry precinct in which she knocked on doors. Dad didn’t do any … Continue reading

Sexual Harrassment Complaint Filed Against McHenry County Clerk’s Husband

A complaint has been filed by Mrs. Karen Felske with the Illinois Department of Human Rights  against McHenry County Clerk Ed Gil. The complaint is dated March 3, 2016. Felske contends sexual harassment resulting in a hostile work environment and a … Continue reading

County Clerk Mary McClellan Misconduct Sanction in Prior Job Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

This matter concerning thisdecision is something I don’t remember writing about before, so I think I’ll just reprint the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision.  It was written by Richard Posner, one of the more respected members of the panel. … Continue reading

Voting, Communications Problems Cited by State Board of Elections

The following memo is from the State Board of Elections employee tasked to take a look at the conduct of the primary elections by McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellen. The investigation was requested by State Rep. David McSweeney. I visited … Continue reading

Anomaly in County Clerk’s Precinct Results, List of GOP Committeemen

Take a look at the Republican Precinct Committeeman results in McHenry 29. The vote totals show McHenry Elementary School Board member Erik Sivertsen winning over McHenry Township Clerk Marsha Nelson by one vote Now look at the list of Republican … Continue reading