Barb Wheeler Barely Passes Bill to Cut Power of Precinct Committeemen in Party Caucuses

The Illinois General Assembly settled a fight among McHenry Township Republicans Wednesday. Four years ago, insurgent Republicans took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party from followers of long-time power house Al Jourdan, Jr. Members of the former ruling faction … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has Pam Althoff Bill to Prevent Weighted Voting in Party Caucuses on House Floor

State Rep. Barb Wheeler is sponsoring State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 666 in the Illinois House. It would lessen the power of political parties to make rules with regard to voting in party caucuses. Today, she pulled in back … Continue reading

McHenry Independents Seek Support with Mailing

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent me photos of a mailing from those running for McHenry Township office as Independents. The former Republicans, who got outmaneuvered by the new folks who took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party … Continue reading

Second Mailing from McHenry Township’s “Real” Republican Candidates

Who are the “real” Republicans? That what’s voters may ask themselves after reading the second mailing from the official Republican candidates. Here is the second mailing from those Republicans who are running against a slate of Independents all of the … Continue reading

McHenry Township GOP Mailing Pounds at Appointment Replacements

The McHenry County Township Republican Party, under new leadership after the last two elections, is running a slate of non-incumbents against incumbents who were mainly appointed to their positions. The first part of the contest was a GOP caucus (instead … Continue reading

Walsh Endorses in Township Primaries

Former Congressman Joe Walsh, now a radio talk show host for WIND 560 AM radio starting at 5 PM weekdays, has an organization called Walsh Freedom. He keeps in touch with supporters via the internet and periodic gatherings at his … Continue reading

Craig Adams Arguments for Kicking GOP McHenry Township Clerk Candidate Dan Aylward Off the Ballot

McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams filed a complaint against the candidacy of Dan Alyward, nominated without opposition at the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee Caucus. Adams, who is running as an Independent for the job to which he was appointed … Continue reading

Republican Candidates for McHenry Township Clerk & Trustee Kicked Off the Ballot

In what reminded me of the wrestling tag team matches I used the watch as a kid, two McHenry Township Electoral Boards voted to remove the GOP caucus-nominated Republican Party candidates for Township Clerk and Trustee from the April 4th election … Continue reading

Steve Verr Says Craig Adams Should Be Off the Ballot as Independent Because He Did Not Resign from the Republican Party

McHenry County Republican Party candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor Steve Verr has filed a 51-page challenge to the appointed Township Supervisor Craig Adams beinf on the ballot as an “Independent.” It contains three counts, the first of which was published … Continue reading

Support for Non-Incumbents in McHenry Republican Caucus

It’s tonight at 7 at the VFW and it has generated at least four letters to the Northwest Herald. Some criticize the Republican Party for holding a caucus instead of a primary election. Others, like the one below, written by … Continue reading

Party Caucuses Tuesday Night at 7

7 PM is the time. Algonquin Township Democrats will meet at a private home in Cary. In McHenry Township the Democrats will meet at the Township Hall. Nunda Township Democrats will meet at the Township Hall. Algonquin and Nunda Township … Continue reading

Selection of McHenry Township GOP Candidates Getting Interesting

The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee met, but were one vote short of a quorum. At that meeting both the appointed Township Supervisor Craig Adams and the appointed Township Clerk Marsha Nelson misquoted the law that State Senator Jack Schaffer … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Anomaly in County Clerk’s Precinct Results, List of GOP Committeemen

Take a look at the Republican Precinct Committeeman results in McHenry 29. The vote totals show McHenry Elementary School Board member Erik Sivertsen winning over McHenry Township Clerk Marsha Nelson by one vote Now look at the list of Republican … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in McHenry Township

The following precincts had contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry Township: McHenry 2 Geraldine Davis – 133 Jeffrey Grubich – 110 McHenry  9 Robert Bob Henry – 134 Stan Mill  – 106 McHenry 13 Mike Rakestraw – 88 Neal … Continue reading

Jim Durkin Supports Steve Reick in Johnsburg

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin came to the Johnsburg Community Club to make a pitch for nominating Steve Reick in the Republican Primary Election on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee, chaired by … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading

Two Presidential Debate Viewing Parties

Tueday night’s Algonquin Township Presidential Debate Watching Party was previously announced. Details are here, but it is at Crystal Lake’s Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant  from 6:30 to 9. All are welcome, but, since there is space for only 50 people, an … Continue reading