Kenneally Calls Out Harrison for Suing Woman over Letter to the Editor

A press release from Republican McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE’S ATTORNEY SUING ELDERLY WOMEN FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE PATRICK KENNEALLY EXPRESSES NEED FOR EXERCIZING FREE SPEECH Prosecutor and Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick … Continue reading

County Board Considers Multi-Million Dollar Construction

The Facilities Management Committee, chaired by McHenry County Board member Jim Heisler, is looking at multiple options to provide more space for county workers. In the upper right hand corner of each page is a box with dollar signs. The … Continue reading

One Year Since Kane County Sheriff Put Deputy Kim Zinke on Administrative Leave

It’s been a year since the Kane County Sheriff put Kim Zinke on administrative leave. Then, her salary then was $79.275 or $38.11 per hour for a 40-hour work week. On December 1, 2015, it increased to $81,257. The Lake … 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

Jim Harrison Completes His Conversion from Republican to Independent to Democrat

After the November, 2014, election, I wrote a story asking whether Independent Sheriff’s candidate Jim Harrison was really running for McHenry County State’s Attorney. You can read the article by clicking on its title below: Was Harrison Really Running for … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Publicizes “Crime Victims’ Rights” Week

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: “SERVING VICTIMS, BUILDING TRUST, RESTORING HOPE” IS THEME FOR 2016 NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK Sunday, April 10, 2016, marks the start of National Crime Victims’ Rights week. This year’s theme, “Serving … 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

Bianchi Asks Judge Whether Special Prosecutor Needed for Franks’ County Board IMRF Pension Elilgibility Allegations

When I heard that the McHenry County State’s Attorney had filed a motion concerning the County Board pension issue with Judge Thomas Meyer, I sent Lou Bianchi the following email: I have told that the office filed a motion with … 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

Special Prosecutor for Kenneally Sign Theft Case

The First Electric Newspaper reports that McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi will ask for a Special Prosecutor for the man arrested by Crystal Lake Police for stealing one of Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s signs. Apparently, Bianchi understands that … Continue reading

Kenneally-Wilbrandt Each Pay for Half of Mailing

We’ve seen candidates group together to put out mailings before. Most recently, what I am calling the “Red Team” because of the color of most of their signs, went together to finance a mailing featuring State Rep. Mike Tryon’s endorsement … Continue reading

Kenneally Mails Fourth Piece

McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally doesn’t seem to be taking anything for granted. I think his fourth post card–a big one–arrive yesterday. The back compares Kenneally’s qualifications with those of his opponent, who is unnamed, on the followed … Continue reading

Huge Undecideds in County Races, Trump Running First

About 50% of the voters are undecided on three county races polled last night by Victory Geek (an advertiser, as you can see to the left). Less than 20%, however, have not made up their mind who they will support … Continue reading

Township Highway Commissioners Recommend County Board, Countywide Candidates

The McHenry County Township Highway Commissioners Association (17 members) placed a quarter page ad in the tabloid Northwest Herald on Friday listing County Board candidates and countywide candidates in the Republican Primary Election. Here they are: For the McHenry County … Continue reading

Mailed Sample Ballot Arrives

I haven’t noted this year that the post office continues to play the role of precinct worker. Think of how much dedicated manpower that candidates would have to have if all the post cards and other literature you receive in … Continue reading

Poll on State’s Attorney and Judicial Races

Just got a two question telephone survey. Two contests. Three choices. For State’s Attorney, Patrick Kenneally or Dan Regna. Or undecided. For Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras or James Cowlin. Or undecided. I got a good clue that the poll was not … Continue reading