Good Crowd at Donna Kurtz’ Fund Raiser

McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz, seeking re-election for the first time after running first in her initial attempt in 2010, held a fund raiser Wednesday at Park Place, the old American Legion Home in Crystal Lake. Some people got … Continue reading

Republicans To Continue Rule of McHenry County Courthouse

The McHenry County Courthouse anyway. None of the four countywide offices in McHenry County have a Democratic candidate.  While it is possible for candidates to pop up after the primary on March 20, 2012, it seems unlikely. So, the following … Continue reading

Salary and Fringe Benefits for McHenry County Officials Elected Next Year

Here’s what McHenry County Board members will have before them about salaries that they or their successors will earn starting after next fall’s elections: A resolution calls for “compensation beginning December 2012 and fringe benefit options are hereby approved for … Continue reading

Republican Politics at Port Edward

Port Edward has pleasant memories for me all the way back to visiting the Algonquin Jaycees back in the late 1960’s. Then it was only a small corner bar at Harrison and Route 62. Algonquin Founders Days luncheons, fund raisers, … Continue reading

Last Train – Sheriff’s Department’s Press Release on Phil Pagano’s Suicide

Thought you might be interested in this Friday press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department about Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano’s death.  I just found it. Sheriff’s Office Investigates Pedestrian – Train Fatality in Unincorporated Crystal Lake May 7, … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Pickup in New Jersey

One of the issues that Dave Bachmann, unsuccessful 2008 Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Coroner, proposed in his October 31, 2007, candidacy announcement was initiation of a prescription drug collection from those who died at home under hospice care. … Continue reading

Did Tom Cynor Try to Mess with Lou Bianchi’s Mind Right Before the Election?

After reading the following emails below from the 2008 McHenry County Democratic Party’s candidate for coroner, Dave Bachmann, I’m beginning to wonder. You may remember that Cynor poured $35,000 into his campaign fund in mid-October. If I had been Cynor’s … Continue reading

Woodstock Residence Nursing Home Deaths at Center of Coroner’s Campaign

It appears that Dave Bachmann, the Democratic Party’s candidate fore McHenry County Coroner has won at least the “framing of the debate” part of the campaign. The headline of Chuck Keeshan’s Daily Herald article on the race is Nursing home … Continue reading

Woodstock Residence Nursing Home Deaths at Center of Coroner’s Campaign

It appears that Dave Bachmann, the Democratic Party’s candidate fore McHenry County Coroner has won at least the “framing of the debate” part of the campaign. The headline of Chuck Keeshan’s Daily Herald article on the race is Nursing home … Continue reading

Tribune Covers McHenry County Coroner’s Race

The Chicago Tribune headline on the internet was Challengers for coroner in Lake and McHenry Counties question incumbents’ judgmentCharges fly in Lake, McHenry Counties As one might expect McHenry County’s Democratic Party challenger Dave Bachmann said “Republican Marlene Lantz was … Continue reading

Tribune Covers McHenry County Coroner’s Race

The Chicago Tribune headline on the internet was Challengers for coroner in Lake and McHenry Counties question incumbents’ judgmentCharges fly in Lake, McHenry Counties As one might expect McHenry County’s Democratic Party challenger Dave Bachmann said “Republican Marlene Lantz was … Continue reading