Kathy Bergan Schmidt’s Taxing History

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt was drafted to fill a slot on the fall ballot when Democratic Party County Board candidate Ken Smith died this fall. In November, 2008, Schmidt ran second in a three-way County Board … Continue reading

Potential Problems with Electronic Voting

Commenter “Cautious Voter” posted the following under the Huntley voting machine malfunction machine story: I wonder how many of the people who post on this blog have a background in computer programming and network security? I do. What Bev Harris … Continue reading

Another GOP Precinct Letter

Ev Evertsen is the appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman in Hartland Township Precinct 2. Here is his letter: Evert Evertsen 4709 Countryside Ln., Harvard, IL 60033 [email protected] 815-943-3298 Hi! I am your ‘appointed’ Republican committeeman. This precinct is very rural and … Continue reading

Parvovirus Found in Dogs at CL County Animal Shelter, Will Jack Franks Turn That into a Political Issue the Way He Did Scabies at Valley Hi?

After reading the following press release from the McHenry County Health Department, I started wondering if McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Jack Franks would try to turn it into a political issue the way he did when scabies showed up … Continue reading

County Board Considering Health Coverage Changes

Almost two hours was spent by the McHenry County Human Services and Finance & Audit Committees discussing proposals for next year’s health coverage for non-union employees. At issue was about a $20 million budget item. Under proposals outlined by Cheryl … Continue reading