McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Precinct Polling Place Consolidation Plan Brings Republicans and Democrats Together

During Public Comment at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, County Clerk Mary McClellan came into harsh criticism from both a Democratic and a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman. First up was long-time Barrington Hills Republican Precinct Committeeman Lou Anne Majewski. Having … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Salary Cap for Elected County Officials Passes Finance Committee

The McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee followed the example of the Human Resources Committee and recommended that the next Sheriff, Clerk, Recorder and Treasurer receive the same salaries being paid incumbents today. There seems to be no disagreement on … Continue reading

Jack Franks Seems to Be Saying that If He Can’t Have a Pension as County Board Chairman, No Countywide Officials Should Get One

Appearing apparently from the head of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is a resolution for next Wednesday’s Human Resources Committee that would end pensions for all countywide officials. Franks certainly wants citizens to think that he led, whether he … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Promotes Candidacy for McHenry County Board, Other GOP Candidates Present Selves, Too

At the NorWest Township Republican Party meeting last night at the Woodstock Public Library, former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster announced her candidacy for the 2018 election. There were other candidates as well. State Rep. Steve Reick talked of … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Meets Candidates

The Nunda Township Republican Central Committee met Tuesday night. Candidates for next year’s GOP Primary Election made pitches, as did representatives for other officials up for re-election. When I arrived, State Rep. candidate Tom Weber has already spoken. He is … Continue reading

Joe Tirio’s Referendum to Eliminate Recorder’s Office on Primary Ballot

A press release from McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio: County Board Overwhelmingly Approves Resolution to Eliminate the Role of McHenry County Recorder WOODSTOCK, IL – As the votes were tallied in Tuesday’s full County Board meeting, the County … Continue reading

Huntley School Board Candidate Lesli Melendy Complains of McHenry County Clerk’s Office Having Misspelled Her Name, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay’s Chief of Staff

Lesli Melendy, running for Huntley School District 158 Board, complained in a letter to the Northwest Herald that McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan spelled her name wrong on the handout about candidates. “I have serious concerns about the McHenry County … Continue reading