Tribune Endorses Franks, Tirio & Kenneally

On the Chicago Tribune’s web site are the following endorsements for McHenry County’s countywide offices: County Board Chairman – Jack Franks, Democrat Recorder of Deeds – Joe Tirio, Republican State’s Attorney – Patrick Kenneally, Republican The Tribune Editorial Board fell … Continue reading

Merging Recorder with Clerk Campaign Issue in Lake County

That’s what the Daily Herald reported Thursday. The article says the issue was brought up the Republican candidate, Robert Haraden. And, guess what? Unlike in McHenry County where Democrat Lynn Gray opposes Joe Tirio’s proposal to merge the Recorder’s Office … Continue reading

BGA: Merging Recorder with Clerk’s Office “Makes Perfect Sense”

Complaints have been made by some in the political arena that eliminating the elected official who runs the McHenry County Recorder of Deeds office is a bad idea, because McHenry County is too large a county for a merger with … 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

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Campaign Finance Report Time

Campaign Disclosure Reports are not due to the State Board of Elections until midnight April 15th–Friday night. But, having just finished my quarterly torture, I started looking for reports from other local committees. Jack Franks, now running for only one … Continue reading

Push to Merge Cook County Recorder and Clerk’s Offices

The Cook County Board is considering putting a question on the ballot asking if voters want to merged the Cook County Recorder’s and Clerk’s Offices. That’s what Republican candidate for McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio has made the capstone of … Continue reading

Dems Announce Secret Meeting Choices for Office

As predicted, the name of the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney was announced in the Northwest Herald. The name didn’t make the headline on either page 16 or page 17. The headline was Democratic Party chooses candidates for several … Continue reading

Tax Dollars at CL Expo

It’s less than three weeks after the Primary Election. I went to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo searching things political and governmental. In its usual space right to the right after the entrance at South High School … Continue reading

NWH Features Election Upsets

An article summarizing the upsets in the Republican Primary Election ran in the Northwest Herald today. Written by Kevin Craver, its headline is Fighting the Status Quo, County voters send establishment a message in Illinois primary Featured on the front … Continue reading

Walkup Takes County Board Chairmanship, Tirio Recorder, Kenneally State’s Attorney, Cowlin Judge – Election Results Posted about 10 AM Day after the Election

The people winning last night at 3 AM ended up winning when final (except for absentees) were posted about 10 this morning. At least I think they are final results. Unlike all last night, the number of precincts included in … Continue reading

12 More Precincts Added at 3 AM, 68 of 212 Now Missing

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan posted the results for twelve more precincts at about 3 AM. That leaves 68 of 212 unaccounted for. Let’s look at where that leaves the County races. For County Board Chairman, Mike Walkup now leads … Continue reading

Gasser Writes Constituents about Election

This letter from McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser was sent to 3,900 addresses: Mr. Andrew Gasser 112 Grove Ave, Fox River Grove McHenry County Board District 1 Friends, Neighbors, and Constituents, I am writing you to tell you about … Continue reading