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

What Happened to Township Taxes?

Here is what is happening to taxpayers as a whole: Township  Inc/Decrease  2015-2014 in Total Tax Inc/Decrease 2014-2013 in Total Tax HARTLAND $95.24 ($518.43) ALDEN $1,484.21 ($2,923.60) DUNHAM $877.76 ($10,905.30) HEBRON $4,219.09 ($5,118.21) RILEY ($2,678.90) ($1,172.12) SENECA ($6,000.31) ($4,000.73) GRAFTON … 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

Elected Officials in McHenry County in IMRF Pension System

Thought folks might like to know what elected officials besides most McHenry County Board members participate in the pension fund of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). I filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for the following: “All employers … Continue reading

Last Chance for Angry Voters to Get Really Involved – Precinct Committeeman Write-In Opportunities

The Washington Post has found an academic, Sam Wang, who says, “based on polling data based on polling data, Donald Trump is in as strong a position to get his party’s nomination as Hillary Clinton in 2016, George W. Bush … 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