Anderson Asks Agenda Items for October McHenry Township Meeting

At the McHenry Township Board Thursday night, Township Trustee Bob Anderson is asking that five items be placed on the Board’s October meeting agenda. This past session a bill was passed that will allow voters to eliminate the office of … Continue reading

McHenry Township Independents for Supervisor & Road Commissioner Make Mailings

The Friend of McHenry County Blog who sent me images of the following two mailings thought they were for the same candidate before examining them closely. They are for Craig Adams, Independent candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor, and Jim Condon, … Continue reading

McHenry’s “Real” Republican’s Palm Card

Besides making mailings, the Republican candidates are distributing the following door-to-door: … Continue reading

Letter Writer Wonders Where the Money Went

Former McHenry High School Board member Ned Neumann wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald. It is published with permission of the author. That’s a lot of money The current issue of the McHenry Township newsletter states that 50% … Continue reading

Head of Republican Party Endorses “Real” Republicans

Three years ago insurgent Republicans captured control of both the McHenry County Republican Central Committee and the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee. This year remnants of the prior regime, still holding office in McHenry Township failed to obtain the GOP … 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

The Message of Steve Verr, McHenry Township Republican Candidate for Supervisor: “Tax Revolt”

The following letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald is published with permission from its author, Steve Verr. Verr is the GOP candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor. The message is ‘tax revolt’ That’s my message. If you feel your … 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

Early McHenry Signs for April Election

With McHenry Township Republicans having used the caucus method to select candidates and the incumbent Republicans running as independents, there is no February 28th primary election there. All the contests will be decided on April 4th. Signs have started popping … Continue reading

McHenry Resident Claims McHenry Road District Overtaxes, Has Accumulated “Obscene Surpluses”

The following letter to the editor appeard first in the Northwest Herald.  It is published here with permision of its author, Benjamin Ludwig: Troubling events in McHenry Township government Many of the things that I’ve heard would happen because of … Continue reading

Steve Verr, Steven Koerber Head McHenry Township GOP Slate Preferred by Precinct Committeemen

The McHenry Township Republican Party held a caucus to select April candidates at the McHenry VFW on Tuesday night. McHenry Township GOP Chairman Steve Verr was nominated Township Supervisor 3,966 to 1,508 votes for McHenry Grade School Board member Erik … 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

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

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

McHenry Township Picks Trustee to Replace Retiring Road Commissioner

At a special Tuesday night meeting of the McHenry Township Board of Trustees, the Board appointed fellow trustee James Condon to fill the vacancy of Highway Commissioner Leon VanEvery. Interviews of three applicants were conducted behind closed doors: McHenry Township Trustee … Continue reading

McHenry Township Criticized for Revolving Door Appointments

Former McHenry High School Board member Ned Neumann lives on an unincorporated road on the Fox River. To put it quite mildly, he is dissatisfied with the level of cooperation of McHenry Township Road Commissioner Leon Van Every. Here’s is … Continue reading

Tax Protest Suit against McHenry County, Harrison School, CL Grade & High School, plus Alg & McH Townships

Four tax districts in McHenry County are targeted in a tax protest suit filed by attorney Timothy Dwyer on behalf of WKS CRYSTAL Lake, LLC, ET AL. McHenry County is accused of having excessive funds on hand for the Valley Hi Nursing … Continue reading