Crystal Lake City Council & High School District 155 Candidates’ Night at MCC on Thursday, Feb. 16th

The McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night at McHenry County College’s auditorium. Candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and Crystal Lake High School District 155 will appear at 6:30 to meet personally and 7 … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler Faces Off Against Allen Skillicorn at Jacobs HS

Someone else will have to tell readers what happened in the comment section, because I was at an Informed Choices banquet in Kildeer Thursday night. The crowd does not seem particularly robust. The two are running to replace retiring State … Continue reading

State Legislative Forums Tonight at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters will host interchanges between legislative candidates for those running to replace Jack Franks and those running for State Senate in Pam Althoff’s and Dan McConchie’s districts at 7 tonight at McHenry County College. … Continue reading

Thumbs Down to Northwest Herald’s Silence on Who Skipped the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum

Each Saturday, the Northwest Herald has followed the example of the Daily Herald and published a series of  “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” in place of an editorial. Today McHenry County’s paper of record said, “Thumbs Down,” to candidates who … Continue reading

Canidates for Recorder of Deeds Face Off

Unlike Republican Mike Walkup, whose opponent Jack Franks was a no-show at the League of Women Voters candidates’ night, Republican Joe Tirio’s opponent Democrat Lynn Gray was on the stage. Tirio got to speak first. The Woodstock Republican said he … Continue reading

Chicken Jack Franks Ducks Debate with Mike Walkup

A member of the McHenry County League of Women Voters told me today that State Rep. Jack Franks is expected to be a no-show at Monday nights candidate forum. For some reason, “Chicken George” from “Roots” came to mind. Although … Continue reading

Four 66th District State Rep. Candidates Face Public

The McHenry County League of Women Voters took on two state representative districts and one state senate district Thursday night. With his fake Republican opponent Jeffrey Lichte (he who had a Jack Franks yard sign in his year in 2014 … Continue reading

Part-Time County Board Pension Question

Yesterday, the answers to the $41.3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home bank balance question by the ten candidates for District 4, 5 and 6 County Board seats were shared with McHenry County Blog readers. One of the six questions that … Continue reading

Fake Republican Opponent of Steve Reick Ducks Debate

Here’s what the McHenry County League of Women Voters member Karen Hutchings has to say about GOP State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s primary election opponent Jeff Lichte’s not being available for its legislative forum: I spoke with Mr. Lichte, and he … Continue reading

District 4, 5 & 6 County Board Republican Candidates Face Public – Valley Hi’s $41.3 Million Surplus

Ten people seeking Republican nominations for the McHenry County Board appeared at the League of Women Voters Forum Tuesday night. There are running for ballot spots in District 4 (McHenry, Johnsburg, Richmond and Spring Grove) District 5 (Woodstock, Huntley, Bull … Continue reading

League Candidate Schedule

With the possibility of candidate face offs coming up, below are the dates for McHenry County League of Women Forums to be held at McHenry County College’s Conference Center: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7 pm McHenry County College Building B … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Plays into Jack Franks’ Hand

Below is an email interchange between Steve Reick, who has filed petitions for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the district Jack Franks now holds. An ally of Franks, Jeff Lichte, has also filed Republican petitions. Reick’s petitions have … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Plan Forums

Here’s what is on the McHenry County League of Women Voters’ calendar: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7 pm McHenry County College Rt 14 Crystal Lake IL Building B Conference Center Congressional Districts 6 &14 – Forum. Tuesday, January 26, 2016 … Continue reading