Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Incumbents Win in Nunda Township

They weren’t on the same slate, but Lee Jennings was re-elected Supervisor, Appointed Assessor Mark Dzemske won a full-term and incumbent Mike Lesperance won another four years as Road Commissioner. Results posted on election night by the McHenry County Clerk … Continue reading

Team Nunda Mails Post Card

The largely incumbent “Team Nunda” slate in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election next Tuesday sent out the following post card: … Continue reading

Le Villa Vaupell Subdivision Pens Against Incumbent Nunda Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance

Nunda Township resident Chuck Wagner, who lives in Le Villa Vaupell subdivision, is certainly not a fan of Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance.  You can see that from his letter below: Here is why I believe Mike Lesperance is bad for Nunda … Continue reading

Nunda Township Supervisor Lee Jennings & Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance Re-Election Campaign Cards, Plus Running Mate Assessor Candidate Justin Franzke’s

Unfortunately for those looking for content, the campaign literature for the three candidates running on what is a majority incumbent slate will be hard to read on McHenry County Blog. These are photos of the campaign literature (I asked all … Continue reading

Nunda Township’s Road Commissioner’s Race

Incumbent Nunda Township Road Commissioner “Iron” Mike Lesperance, who won a three-way race by three votes four years ago, is being challenged by Eric Dowd. At the Tuesday night candidates’ night run by the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee, the … Continue reading

Oakwood Hills President Thanks Road Commissioners

The following email has been received from Oakwood Hills Village President Paul Smith: THANK YOU NUNDA & ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIPS I want to extend my personal THANK YOU to both Mike Lesperance of Nunda Township & Robert Miller of Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Primary Filings

Nunda Township Republicans will have opposition for every office but Township Clerk. There former Township Trustee and unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for Recorder of Deeds Joni Smith has a lock. She is the only candidate. For Township Supervisor, … Continue reading

Joni Smith Sets Fundraiser

Monday, September 21st, is the date set by McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joni Smith for a $60 5:30 to 7:30 Port Edward fundraiser. Listed on the Host Committee are Phyllis Walters, the current Recorder of Deeds State Rep. … Continue reading

Nunda Targets Another Subdivision Sign

First it was the residents of Le Villa Vaupell Country Club who complained about Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance removing their subdivision’s signs. Off  to a landfill in a Nunda Township truck. Now the sign marking the entrance to … Continue reading

Le Villa Vaupell Country Club Residents Ask for Jack Franks’ Help

The following letter was sent to State Rep. Jack Franks by the Villa Vaupell Country Club community asking for “help to stop the actions of the Nunda Township  Road Commissioner, Mike Lesperance on my community, Le Villa Vaupell Country Club, in unincorporated … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Spends $11,000 on Ditch Complaint

Shortly after taking office, Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Mike Lesperance started digging on easements on Garden Lane and Running Iron Drive. It was in violation of not one, but two parts of the McHenry County Stormwater Manatement Ordinance. Changing the … Continue reading

Nunda Township Loses Freedom of Information Appeal on Senior Bus Audit

At the request of Deputy County Administrator John Labjai (now retired), McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer performed an audit on Nunda Township’s senior bus program. It was financed with a grant administered by McHenry County.  Federal and state money was … Continue reading

Nunda Township Senior Services Audit Discussed in County Committee

For your information, here are McHenry County Finance Committee minutes concerning the Senior Services grant audit which Nunda Township and McHenry County have refused to release. Both used the excuse that the Freedom of Information Act allows “internal” audits to … Continue reading

Mary McClellan’s Campaign Contributions

Things are a bit slow, so today I’ll let you know who contributed to McHenry County Board member Mary McClellan’s successful campaign for McHenry County Clerk during the first quarter of this year, that is, right before the primary election: … Continue reading

When an “External” Audit Is an “Internal” Audit

If the Federal government audits a grant given to the State of Illinois, wouldn’t you consider than an “external” audit? How about when the Illinois Auditor General was auditing all the RTA contracts with providers of mass transportation? Would you … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading