First Two Days of Precinct Committeemen Filings

There are 212 precincts in McHenry County. Below are the people who have filed for Republican and Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen during the first two days. Algonquin Township ALGONQUIN 7 Republican CAL SKINNER, JR. 275 MERIDIAN ST., LAKEWOOD 60014 ALGONQUIN … Continue reading

Rauner Speaks to $100 a Plate Dinner for McHenry County GOP

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual Lincoln Day Dinner last nigth. I had planned to attend, but had not fixed the date in my head. When I received the information about Governor Bruce Rauner’s schedule for yesterday and … 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

GOP Airport Fundraiser Successful

At the first Lake in the Hills Airport hanger fundraiser, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado featured State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka in one of her last public appearances. This year, Salgado eschewed big names and asked her brother … Continue reading

GOP Racking Up Some Large Pre-Event Donations

The McHenry County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser is being held at a hanger northeast of the Lake in the Hills Airport on Thursday from 6-8 with an entry fee of $50 unless one is a Precinct Committeeman, in which case, … Continue reading

GOP Sends Pitch to District 6

The McHenry County Republican Party has mailed a postcard to residents in the Western part of McHenry County. Presumably similar mailings will arrive in the rest of the county. There is no contest for County Board in District 6 with … Continue reading

Republicans Roll Out NWH Advertising Campaign

On page five of Sunday’s Northwest Herald was the first of what must be at least several ads for GOP candidates paid for by the McHenry County Republican Party. It features gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Sheriff’s candidate Bill Prim. … Continue reading

Campaign School Coming to Crystal Lake

A campaign school run by a top-flight training organization–The Leadership Institute–is holding a workshop at McHenry County College on October 19th.  The details are below: McHenry County Training: Date/Time: Saturday, October 19th | 8:30-4:00 Location: McHenry County College- Breakout Room … Continue reading

Topinka, Rutherford, Dillard, Brady Headline McHenry County GOP Play Day

While all four Republican candidates for Governor were expected to make appearances at the McHenry Country Club Wednesday, only three turned up.  Missing was Bruce Rauner. Bill Brady made a late morning appearance well before the four o’clock cocktail hour … Continue reading

All Four GOP Candidates for Governor Confirm for Play Day

McHenry County Republican Executive Director Geri Davis confirms that all four candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor have confirmed that they will attend the July 17th GOP Play Day at the McHenry Country Club. They are (in alphabetical order) … Continue reading

McHenry County Republicans Holding Tribute for Former Congressman Don Manzullo

On May 13th at D’Andrea’s in Crystal Lake, McHenry County Republicans will pay tribute to former Congressman Don Manzullo. The Egan Republican was first elected in 1992, beating a Democrat elected in 1990, when Manzullo lost the GOP primary for … Continue reading

The Port Edward GOP Fund Raiser

Just not having enough processing time for the articles I want to write. Today, let’s play catchup with the Monday McHenry County Republican Central Committee fund raiser at Port Edward in Algonquin. I didn’t wonder around too much, but I … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Fund Raiser Monday, Oct. 8th, Reservations Sought

What started out as a fall fund raiser for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Phyllis Walters at Algonquin’s Port Edward morphed into one for the McHenry County Republican Party. This year it is set for Monday, October 8th. The cost … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade – Mainly Politics

He wasn’t at the front of the parade but the owner of Port Edward, Ed Woloweic, was the Grand Marshall. The parade took about an hour, truncated because of construction south on Route 31. Most of the politic entries which … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Fails to Muster Quorum for Summer Meeting

Just as there was not a quorum at the Special Meeting called to determine whether Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks would have Tonya Franklin as an opponent, there was no quorum Monday night. Gathering at the Algonquin Township meeting … Continue reading

Appointed Dorr Township GOP Committeemen Removed, Replaced

I’ve written previously that McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz was appointed March 29th as a precinct committeeman in Algonquin Township Precinct 20. (She lives in Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley’s precinct. Algonquin 10.) That was before Central Committee Chairman … Continue reading