Jack Franks Chickens Out of His Second League of Women Voters’ Forum

Two years ago State Rep. Jack Franks skipped the McHenry County League of Women Voters Forum. He was running against Steve Reick. Last night Jack Franks chickened out of his second League of Women Voters event. One could be excused … Continue reading

MCC Candidates, Minus One, Present Selves

There were six names on the tables at the front of the McHenry County College auditorium. Missing was candidate Jeffrey Hill, running for a six-year term. After the forum I discovered he had signed the paperwork that the McHenry County … Continue reading

League Schedules Candidate Forums

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has scheduled a couple of candidates’ nights. If you are a voter in one of the contests listed below, plan to attend: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7 PM for the McHenry High School Board. … Continue reading

High Property Taxes Dominate County Board Forum

Andrew Gasser: “McHenry County is the 29th most expensive county to live in the nation, not Illinois, in the U.S.” Joe Gottemoller: “[We need to] hold the line on taxes. The County portion is flat.” Chuck Wheeler: “I believe in … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Schedules Debates – First Tuesday for State Rep. Candidates

There are two debates scheduled on the McHenry County League of Women Voters web site. Looking at campaign contributions for State Rep. Barb Wheeler, shows that she received $15,000 from Chicago-based Stand for Children IL PAC on September 15th. She … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Schedules Sheriff’s Debate and More

Well, they’re not calling them debates. The McHenry County League of Women Voters calls them “forums.” The one for McHenry County Sheriff’s candidates Bill Prim and Andy Zinke is 7 PM Tuesday at McHenry County College.  It is being co-sponsored … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Says It Will Not Be Sponsoring a Sheriff’s Debate

In an article posted this afternoon, the Northwest Herald reports, “The newspaper presently has no plans to host a debate.” Friday a press release from Patriots United said that Andy Zinke “withdrew his commitment saying there would be two other … Continue reading

League of Women Voters’ Abortion Question Plays Right into Second Democratic Party Abortion Mailing for Dee Beaubien Plays

And the beat goes on, demonizing Republican David McSweeney for being Pro-Life. Below you see the second mailing from the Democratic Party of Illinois (look at the return address) preparing the way for the really atrocious mailings from the pro-abortion … Continue reading

Opposed Legislative Candidates on Hot Seat at MCC Forum Friday Night at 7

If you live anywhere but the southeastern part of McHenry County, you won’t be able to her your legislative candidates at the candidates’ night sponsored by the Crystal Lake Chapter of the American Association of University Women, the Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Title X Topic of County Board Candidates’ Nights

Who would have thought that a flash point from 1997-98 would have surfaced in McHenry County Board races in 2012? But the McHenry County League of Women Voters managed to pull it off. A North Jr. High School teacher named … Continue reading

Candidates’ Night Tonight for County Board Candidates Running in Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock, McHenry, Harvard, Marengo, etc.

The Crystal Lake Jaycees, he McHenry County League of Women Voters and the Crystal Lake Chapter of the American Association of University Women will hold a 6:30 PM candidates’ night at McHenry County College for Districts 4, 5 & 6 … Continue reading

County Board Candidates’ Night Tonight for Algonquin, Cary, Fox Rivr Grove, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Southern McHenry, etc.

It’s Wednesday, the day set by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, the Crystal Lake Chapter of the American Association of University Women and the Crystal Lake Jaycees for a candidates’ night for County Board Districts 1, 2 and … Continue reading

The Decline of the Illinois League of Women Voters

In May Illinois Statehouse News had a couple of paragraphs about the Illinois League of Women Voters that are worth repeating: “Jan Dorner, president of the nonpartisan Illinois League of Women Voters, which represents about 3,000 women and men voters … Continue reading

Reapportionment Hearing in Marengo

Jack Franks brought colleagues to his home town of Marengo Saturday to the hard-to-find new Marengo High School for a reapportionment hearing whose process will be completely controlled by Democrats in the General Assembly and Governor’s Mansion. To reach the … Continue reading

Lawsuit Hinted re Pledge of Allegiance Recording

I don’t know if this is an indication that Melissa Bean’s campaign for re-election to her 8th Congressional District seat is in trouble or that a League of Women Voter member is really angry about the negative publicity engendered on … Continue reading

Zingers Fly as Sheriff’s Candidates Face Off

By the zingers that flew between McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren and his Democratic opponent Mike Mahon, you could be excused for thinking there was a real contest going on. In the last debate, the one in which the incumbent … Continue reading

McHenry County League of Women Voters Allows Pledge of Allegiance

After the bruhaha that occurred after the Lake County League of Women Voters was forced to withstand an audience member-initiated Pledge of Allegiance, the McHenry County affiliate started its program with the Pledge.  (Here’s what she said afterward.) It wasn’t … Continue reading

2nd Sheriff’s Debate Tonight, County Clerk’s, Too

While it will be interesting to listen to the three Sheriff’s and two Clerk’s candidates debate tonight at 7 at McHenry County College’s Conference Center, most media types will probably be watching whether sponsor McHenry County League of Women Voters … Continue reading