No Appointments by Democrats to Fill Empty Precinct Committeeman Positions Yet

Having done a couple of articles about people that McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon has appointed where no one ran for the office of Precinct Committeeman, I thought it was time to look at what success the Democrats … Continue reading

Jack Franks Ups the Pressure for At-Large County Board Chairman’s Election

Jack Franks has given another signal that he wants to be King of McHenry County. Today a robo-call poll asks whether people favor a McHenry County Board Chairman “elected by the citizens of McHenry County.” Here’s as close to the … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Urge Support for Wisconsin Recall Effort

I just noticed that Mike Bisset and Terry Kappel are writing articles for the “Urgent Action” page of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee. Chairman Mike Bisset writes on the top article: The Wisconsin recall effort is continuing. Volunteers needed! … Continue reading

Democrats Flatlining while Republicans Go Downhill in McHenry County

Shortly before Christmas McHenry County Blog published evidence of the declineof the Republican Party locally. The percentages below represent the proportions of McHenry County’s precincts where people filed for Republican Precinct Committeeman during the last three election cycles. 2008 – … Continue reading

Democrats Run Ten Candidates for McHenry County Board

At least one candidate in each McHenry County Board district. The rumor mill was right. An article has already been run on District 1’s Nick Chirikos. In District 2 there are two challengers, Jim Roden and Jim Kennedy. District 3 … 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

Frothing Some More about Lack of Precinct Committeeman Candidates

I hadn’t memorized the number of precincts in McHenry County. Today McHenry County Clerk told me we have 212. So, let me do some division using the Friday noon petition filings for precinct committeeman. The Republicans had 54. [John Landon … Continue reading

As of Friday Noon, Dems Up to 18 Cmmmitteeman Candidates

Monday, the first day for filing petitions for public and party office, only one Democrat, Ringwood’s Marti Swanson filed for precinct committeeman. As of Friday noon, the minority party was up to 18 filings. GRAFTON 18 – Denise Barreto, 5525 … Continue reading

McHenry County Parties Have Little Financial Resources

It’s an off year for partisan politicians, but you’d think parties and candidates would be trying to raise money. Must be a tough economy, because the McHenry County Democrats didn’t even try. No receipts and $5,140 in the bank. The … Continue reading

The McHenry County Fair – Political Angles

While the teen were exploring other parts of the McHenry County Fair on Friday, I went looking for things political. Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks’ tent was first.  It was closest to the free parking. Then,  I saw the … Continue reading

Effectiveness of County Political Parties

Don Gray, Advocacy Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, has done some first-class political research. He has figured out what percentage of money the twenty top county Republican and Democratic Party organizations spend on overhead versus candidates. As I … Continue reading

Republicans at War

In case you haven’t noticed the forces grouped behind McHenry County Sheriff are at war with the forces behind McHenry County State’s Attorney. I have no clue when the war started, but it was manifested in Sheriff Keith Nygren‘s not … Continue reading

County Political Party Conventions This Evening

Republican, Democratic and Green Party organization conventions will be held today. The Republicans will meet at the Woodstock VFW at 7, the Democrats at the Woodstock Opera House at 7 and the Greens at the Woodstock Library at 6:30. Since … Continue reading

McHenry County Democrats Plan Wednesday Senate Debate Watching Party

McHenry County Democrats invited folks to gather at Woodstock’s Stage Left (next to the Opera House) to watch Wednesday’s WTTW Democratic Party U.S. Senate debate. The party’s press release follows: McHenry County Dems to Meet at Stage Left for Senate … Continue reading

Only One Democrat Files for McHenry County Board

And, it’s not incumbent Democratic Party Board member Jim Kennedy. The first day of filing only District 4 Democrat challenger Jeff Thirtyacre turned in his petitions. There is no indication that Kennedy will not file for re-election. Incumbents up for … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Dems Make Second Strike

First the yard signs appeared. Today a postcard from “Citizens for a Democratic Algonquin Township” was delivered in some parts of the township. On the address side is the catchy Vote for 3 at the topand then stop Also on … Continue reading