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

McHenry County GOP Leader Has $6,500 in Chairman’s Circle PAC

In my comparison of the resources of the Republican and Democratic Parties in McHenry County, I just revealed what is in the official party treasuries. The Democrats look as if they have more. They reported having $7,620.53 at the end … Continue reading