Republicans Capture McHenry Township Clerk, Trustee Positions

Dan Aylward kept his commanding lead for McHenry Township Clerk, beating incumbent Marsha Nelson by 3,251 to 1,863. Democrat Judith Gottlieb trailed with 1,635. Running unopposed, Democrat Mary Mahady won re-election as Township Assessor. … 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

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

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

Realtor Terry Pounds Comments Negatively on McHenry Township Assessments

Realtor Terry Pounds offered the following commentary on a property tax relief bill that State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced Saturday: House Bill 358 permanently freezes property tax rates in Illinois for all units of government beginning in tax year … 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

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