Newcomers on Board Got 3-2 for Winning Chairman Candidate

There are five new members on the McHenry County Board. District 1 – Andrew Gasser District 3 – Don Kopsell District 4 – Chuck Wheeler District 5 – Michael Rein District 6 – Larry Smith The five newcomers split 3-2 … Continue reading

Five New County Board Members Being Sworn In

Next Monday, five new members will join the McHenry County Board. They were elected in November’s election. The five are spread over five of the six County Board districts. In McHenry County’s southeastern-most District 1, Republican Andrew Gasser topped incumbent … Continue reading

Gasser Defeat of Chirikos Means GOP Controls All Seats on County Board

In District 1 after about 3,150 early and absentee ballots were added to in-person ballot results from last night, newcomer Andrew Gasser of Fox River Grove defeated incumbent Democrat Nick Chirikos of Algonquin by 382 votes. That increased his 169 … Continue reading

County Board May Have No Democrats

There are now two Democrats on the McHenry County Board: Nick Chirikos Paula Yensen With 20,000 absentee and early votes still missing, Republicans are ahead in all districts where Democrats are on the ballot. With three precincts outstanding, candidates for … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Hammerand, Wheeler, Yensen & Jung

Saturday’s Northwest Herald rolled out its other endorsements in four contested McHenry County Board districts. In District 4, which has most of McHenry Township, plus Richmond and Burton Townships, those endorsed were John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake, incumbent) Chuck Wheeler (R-McHenry, … Continue reading

High Property Taxes Dominate County Board Forum

Andrew Gasser: “McHenry County is the 29th most expensive county to live in the nation, not Illinois, in the U.S.” Joe Gottemoller: “[We need to] hold the line on taxes. The County portion is flat.” Chuck Wheeler: “I believe in … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s 7th Fish Boil Enjoys Perfect Weather

State Rep. Mike Tryon has retired as Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, but from the attendance at his Huntley Fish Boil. you couldn’t tell it. Tryon’s district stretches down the Randall Road corridor to St. Charles now.  … Continue reading

NW Herald Endorses Jung, Rein in District 5, Aavang, Schuster in District 6

The Northwest Herald completed its endorsements for McHenry County Board today. In District 5, incumbent Republican John Jung and last election’s primary winner Michael Rein, who lost to Democrat Paula Yensen, were endorsed.  Zane Seipler, who ran against Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Daily Herald Issues Endorsements for County Board

And, here they are: District 1 Robert Nowak and David Stieper District 3 Joe Gottemoller and Nancy Gonsiorek. District 5 John Jung and Michael Rein District 6 Ersel Schuster and Michele Aavang You can read the full endorsements here. = = … Continue reading

Having Fought McHenry County Corruption for Six Years from the Outside, Zane Seipler Seeks County Board Seat to Continue the Fight from the Inside

I’ve just gotten a copy of the campaign literature of former McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler. He is positioning himself as an outsider who has fought corruption in the Sheriff’s Department. Jung was beaten by Yensen, but he returned … Continue reading

Two Gubernatorial, AG and State Treasurer Candidates Speak to McHenry County Republican Reformers’ Rally

I’ve been to a lot of Republican Party functions since I came back from Washington to run for McHenry County Treasurer in the spring of 1966. The meeting at the Woodstock VFW Thursday night, however, had more energy than any … Continue reading