Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 1

Took a trip to the McHenry County Fair Wednesday afternoon looking for things political. Of course, the Fair itself is a political entity–one that tried to banish Pro-Life and religious entries to a “Faith Tent,” but more on that later. … Continue reading

Part 19 – Who’s Got What

Today we move to Kristina Zahorik’s campaign committee. She serves on the Oakwood Hills Village Board and is a Democratic Party State Central Committeewoman. She ran first for Village Trustee in the April election. Last year she won the State Central Committeewoman … Continue reading

Appointed Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen

A former McHenry County Democratic Party Chairwoman didn’t like the title “Committeeman” for political party representatives. I told her that was the title in state law and that if local Democrats didn’t like it, they controlled the House, the Senate … Continue reading

Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen Elected in 2014

There are precious few who filed a petition with ten signatures and were elected, as you can see below. The number in parentheses represents those voting in the March Democratic Primary Election. They call themselves “precinct representatives,” but the title … Continue reading

Dem Party Chairman Solicited Petition Passers for Harrison

The following email made it to my inbox. It is from Mike Bisset, the Democratic Party Chairman in McHenry County. The Democrats are running no one for countywide office, just as the Democrats ran no one against Dave McSweeney two … Continue reading

Democrats Elect Central Committee Officers

Couldn’t be two places at once last Wednesday night, so I asked the head of the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee if there were any changes in officers. There were a couple of them, which you can see below: Chair: … Continue reading

McHenry County Party Conventions Tonight at 7 in Crystal Lake

Republican and Democratic Party Central Committees will meet on opposite sides of Crystal Lake tonight at 7:30 to select officers and conduct other business. Both have open to the public in past years. Details for the Democrats follow: Wednesday, April … Continue reading

McHenry County Democrats Ask Friends to Attend Convention

I was wondering about the internet looking for things political and found the following notice for the Democratic Party’s biennial convention: County Convention Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 5 rsvps McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL … Continue reading

Dems Run Only Three for Twelve McHenry County Board Spots, None for Countywide Office

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt (D3) will join incumbents Paula Yensen (D-5) and Nick Chirikos (D-1) in seeking election to the Republican-dominated body next year. Schmidt was defeated for re-election after re-apportionment in the 2012 elections. Judi … Continue reading

Dems Running Bill Downs against David McSweeney

Petitions are circulating for Bill Downs to run on the Democratic Party ticket against State Representative David McSweeney. Downs lives in Fox Trails. Last year, McSweeney came in first in a three-way GOP Primary Election, but was challenged by Dee … Continue reading

Paul Yensen Strikes Back

The McHenry County Democratic Party web site features a piece by County Board member Paula Yensen rebutting comments apparently made under my article The Advantage Group (TAG) Sunsets I would guess from the content of comments made by new folks … Continue reading

Paul Yensen Reflects on the 1960’s

“A short biography of Paula Yensen’s political activism, presented to the Democratic Party of McHenry County as part of The 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement” is what is under the YouTube video about McHenry County Board member Paula … Continue reading

McHenry County Democratic Party Ends Up with almost $15,000 at the End of the Second Quarter of 2013

The McHenry County Democratic Party raised $16,015 during the second quarter of this year and ended June with $14,703.92 in the bank. Those making contributions which were reported (required if in excess of $150) follow: $1,000 – Paula Yensen, Self … Continue reading

48 of 212 McHenry County Precincts Have No GOP Committeeman, 46 Democratic Party Committeemen

I haven’t looked at the state of McHenry County Republican Central Committee since Republican Play Day on July 17th. Inspired by Stephen Di Bendiedtto’s Sunday article in the Northwest Herald, I decided to take another look. In mid-July, there were … Continue reading

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