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

Nunda Township Republicans Post Videos from Candidates’ Night

A press release from the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee: Nunda Republican Candidate Forum Video Now Online On February 13, 2013 the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee held a Candidate Forum at American Community Bank in McHenry. All of the … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Candidate “Iron” Mike Lesperance Held McHenry Fund Raiser Last Sunday

A press release from “Iron” Mike Lesperance, one of three candidates for the Republican nomination for Nunda Township Road Commissioner. The other two are incumbent Don Kopsell and Rob Parrish. “Iron” Mike Lesperance is running for Nunda Township Highway Commissioner … Continue reading

Rob Parrish Puts Up Web Site for Nunda Township Road Commissioner Campaign

A press release from rob Parrish, who is a candidate for Nunda Township Road Commissioner. He is runnhing against incumbent Don Kopsell and fellow challenger “Iron Mike” Lesperance. Rob Parrish announces the activation of his Campaign Website Crystal Lake –Rob … Continue reading

“Iron Mike” Leperance Announces Candidacy for Nunda Township Road Commissioner

A press release from “Iron Mike” Lesperance, one of three candidates for Nunda Township Road Commissioner. He and Rob Parrish are challenging incumbent Don Kopsell in the February Republican primary. “Iron Mike” Lesperance Running for Nunda Township Highway Commissioner After … Continue reading

Rob Parrish Running for Nunda Township Road Commissioner

A last name I’ve known since high school days is running for Nunda Township Road Commissioner against incumbent Don Kopsell and Mike Lesperance. Below is Rob Parrish’s announcement press release: Rob Parrish announces candidacy for Nunda Township Highway Commissioner Crystal … Continue reading

Four-Way Race for Nunda Township Supervisor

I have given up trying to understand Nunda Township Republican politics. Township Supervisor John Heisler, a former McHenry County Board member, is being challenged by three people. Heisler, whose family’s name has been associated with Crystal Lake since his grandfather … Continue reading