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

Citizen Gets Answer to Nunda Township Highway Commissioner’s Legal Exenses – $6-7,000

Arriving a bit late at the Nunda Township Annual Meeting, I was told I had not missed much. No controversy with adjournment less than a half an hour after the meeting began. The monthly meeting of the township board was … Continue reading

Mary McClellan Endorsements for County Clerk

Hearing that State Rep. Barb Wheeler had endorsed McHenry County Board member Mary McClellan for County Clerk, I reached out for confirmation. Come to find out, it was easy to confirm because Wheeler’s name is right at the top of … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

Sandbag Helpers Still Needed in Nunda Township

A second message has come from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten: “Thanks for the response yesterday. “Between efforts Wednesday and yesterday over 16,000 sand bags have been created, but the need is still great as the Fox River in not … Continue reading

Nunda Recounts Show No Change

Three votes behind was where Rob Parrish found himself after all the absentee and early ballots were counted. And, after a Discovery Recount he requested and paid for, the results were the same. He was still behind “Iron Mike” Lesperance … Continue reading

Bridgett Provenzano Files for Recount

Now we have two Nunda Township Republican Primary candidates who just barely lost asking for Discovery Recounts. Road Commissioner Rob Parrish and Supervisor candidate Bridgett Provenzano. Mike Lesperance won the nod to represent the the GOP on the ballot for … Continue reading

Behind Mike Lesperance by Three Votes, Rob Parrish Asks for Discovery Recount

Mike Lesperance – 892 votes. Rob Parrish – 889 votes. Three votes difference. So, what’s the loser to do? Illinois law allows for a discovery recount when elections are this close. And Parrish has asked for one. The ballots for … Continue reading

Sticker Competition in the Northwest Herald

First there was a sticker on the masthead of the Northwest Herald paid for by Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore. It was published on the first day of early voting and urged people to do so. Sunday, the team of … Continue reading