How To Figure Out How Many Signatures Are Needed to Run as an Independent for Township Office

Part of several of the challenges to Independent petitions filed against current McHenry Township officials who were appointed or elected as Republicans, but who were not nominated at the Township Republican Caucus, was whether the Independents had enough petition signatures. … Continue reading

McHenry Township Electoral Board Arguments on Removing GOP Trustee Candidates

In making its decision on whether the Republican Party Caucus-selected candidates for McHenry Township Trustee should be allowed to stay on the ballot, the discussion among the Electoral Board members included the following. Echoing what McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman … 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

Democrats Running in McHenry Township

The Democratic Party of McHenry Township held a caucus the same night as McHenry Township Republicans. Their candidates follow: Supervisor – None Clerk -Judith Gottlieb Assessor – Mary Mahady (incumbent) Road Commissioner – None Trustees Robert Beltran Sue Miller Luis … Continue reading

Petition Complaint Against Appointed McHenry Township Road Commissioner James Condon’s Petition

McHenry County Blog has shared Republican McHenry Township Supervisor candidate Steve Verr’s petition complaint against appointed Township Supervisor Craig Adams’ Independent petitions for the office. Below are the reasons that objector Jeffrey Mayer uses to argue that appointed Highway Commissioner … Continue reading

Steve Verr Claims Craig Adams Has Too Few Petition Signatures

Besides attacking Township Supervisor Craig Adams’ Independent petitions on the basis that Adams is not an Independent, Republican opponent is saying that Adams has too few signatures. In the third count of his objection, Verr points out that 355 valid … 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

GOP McHenry Township Supervisor Candidate Steve Verr Challenges Petitions of Incumbent Supervisor Craig Adams, Appointed as a Republican, But Running as an “Indpendent”

The petition filing of appointed McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams have been challenged by Republican Supervisor candidate Steven Robert Verr. Verr writes that he is filing the challenge “because of his sincere, abiding and straightforward desire of seeing to it … 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

Commentary on McHenry Township GOP Caucus

The following letter from McHenry’s Laura Lewis was published in the Northwest Herald Saturday and is re-published here with permission of the author: No Raucus Caucus I went to the McHenry Township Republican caucus the other night because I support … 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

Scam Alerts & Shredding at McHenry Township Wednesday

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Identity Theft Presentation and Shredding Event – September 14, 2016 at McHenry Township Senior Services Join the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and your friends at Senior Services on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading

Comparing Township Costs & Surpluses

A friend of McHenry County Blog ran these figures on McHenry County Townships: Comparison of McHenry Township Finances Township Fund Balance to Revenue Per Capita Expenditures Per Household Expenditures Alden 124.7% 266 747 Algonquin 72.8% 44 124 Burton 176.7% 59 … Continue reading