Algonquin Township Republican Primary is a Free For All

On the first day of filing in Algonquin Township Republicans have come out in what is sure to be the bellwether Republican Primary Elections.  As of 5pm here is who has thrown their hat into the ring: Algonquin Township Supervisor: … Continue reading

Algonquin Township’s Salaries Go Still Higher

Last month, the Algonquin Township Board raised salaries for its elected officials. The all-Republican Township Board voted to increase pay by 1.5%. The vote was 3-2 with Supervisor Dianne Klemm joining with Trustees Dan Shay and Russ Cardelli voting in … Continue reading

Republicans in the Algonquin Parade

Some of the Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade have been covered in the article about the incumbents that rode in the dignitary part of the event. One, newly-appointed State Senator Dan McConchie, probably was in that parade element. But … Continue reading

The GOP State Convention

A couple of dozen McHenry County Republicans went to the Illinois Republican Convention in Peoria last weekend. The U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wing of the party seems to have stacked the Platform Committee. It voted to get rid of the … Continue reading

Republicans Interviewing Those Wanting to Take Ken Koehler’s County Board Seat

Five southeastern McHenry County Republicans will interview five people who want to be appointed. Those on the interview team are Chris Yaeger, Chairman of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committe Paul Serwatka, Chairman of the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee … Continue reading

Walker Wins Big at Skillicorn President Debate Party Poll

A packed room at Moretti’s Pizzeria in Lake in the Hills watched the first Republican Presidential Debate. An unannounced straw poll was taken during the debate. Republican State Rep. aspirant Allen Skillicorn gave the results after the Fox News program … Continue reading

New GOP Committeemen Appointed

Here is the first wave of appointments of people to fill precincts where people didn’t run for Precinct Committeeman.  They were appointed on May 19th. By law such appointments are made by the McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman, Sandra … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Trustee Larry Emery Pleads for April 8th Attendance at Annual Town Meeting

All seventeen of McHenry County’s townships hold their meetings at the same time and date, but all townships’ officials don’t encourage people to attend. Not that regular folks have much power, but they did in Grafton Township when the members … Continue reading

All Four GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Court Pro-Life Vote at Irene Napier’s McHenry County Farm in Crystal Lake

A testimony to the political strength that Crystal Lake’s Irene Napier has built for the Pro-Life community in McHenry County is the appearance of all four candidates for the Republican nomination for Governor at the annual Pig Roast at her … Continue reading

Daily Herald’s Jim Davis Doesn’t Reply to Criticism about His Suggestion to End Direct Democracy for Township Office

The Daily Herald’s Jim Davis wrote an opinion piece criticizing the cost of holding township primary elections. It’s an easy hit on politicians. Hey. Nobody voted. So, divide the number of people voting into the cost of the election and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board – The Times They Are a Changin’

As I reported eight days ago, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, unopposed for re-election, was trying to take control of the Algonquin Township Board.  Maybe I should say “keep control.” He contributed $1,000 to Marc Munaretto in his campaign … Continue reading

Salary Hikes THE Issue in Algonqnuin Township Trustee Race

Four of seven candidates will be nominated in the Algonquin Township Republican primary election on Tuesday. Since the deadline for the Democratic Party to nominate candidates by caucus passed December 4, 2012, whoever wins the GOP primary in Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Irene Napier Pens Support of Pro-Life Candidates in Algonquin & Nunda Townships

Look what I found distributed by the Crystal Lake Tea Party: REMINDER OF TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS ON TUESDAY. THIS IS THE CLOSEST GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATION WE HAVE. BE SURE TO VOTE! For what it is worth here are my personal recommendations for … Continue reading

22-Year Old Algonquin Township Trustee Candidate Melissa Sanchez Takes Offense at Smear Campaign

An email sent by recent University of Illinois at Springfield college graduate (who has a job) Melissa Sanchez.  She interned in House Republican Leader Tom Cross’ office. Dear Neighbors, It has come to my attention that some constituents of Algonquin … Continue reading

When Your Opponents’ Supporters Lie About You…

That’s the question candidates face if they are doing well. The latest lie to reach my ears came from Fox River Grove. A citizen was told that Larry Emery and Melissa Sanchez had voted to raise their own salaries on … Continue reading

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman Andrew Gasser Shares His Algonquin Township Primary Election Choices

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman Andrew Gasser has published his Algonquin Township GOP primary election recommendations, which he has given me permission to share. Here they are: Consolidated Primary Endorsements – 2013 “All politics are local.” – Tip O’Neill, … Continue reading