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

Cary Taxpayer Argues Against Park District Purchase of Second Golf Club, Board Members Getting Free Rounds

The following email was sent to Cary Park District Executive Director Dan Jones by Michael Rein: Dear Mr. Jones: Having had the opportunity to discuss the possibility of the Cary Park District purchasing Chalet Hills Golf Course with many park … Continue reading

Long-Time Incumbent Virginia Peschke in Trouble in County Board District 5

John Jung and Tina Hill, two of three Republican incumbents are positioned to be re-nominated in today’s primary election, but the third is in fifth place with 44% of the vote counted. Newcomer Mike Skala holds first place. Long-time member … Continue reading

Michael Rein Answers ALAW’s McHenry County Board Questionnaire

Woodstock District 5 challenger Michael Rein relies to the Questionnaire of the Alliance of Land, Agriculture and Water below. ALAW County Board Candidates Survey: 2012 Primary Election A. Land Use 1. Do you agree that new development should be located … Continue reading

Tea Leaves at the Northwest Herald

Maybe it’s not tea leaves. Maybe it’s newspaper clippings to which I should allude. In any event, the first two McHenry County Board endorsement editorials got me thinking. McHenry County’s paper of record has suggested dumping Board Chairman Ken Koehler … Continue reading