An Example of Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Is Needed Before Reorganizing Local Government

Yesterday I basically lamented that proponents of township consolidation have not presented necessary homework. Before moving toward a change in governance, one should do a study estimating future costs with future benefits. Vividly I remember the pitch Governor Pat Quinn … Continue reading

Effort to Combine Townships Announced

A press release from Nunda Township Trustee and Nunda Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Shorten: Township Consolidation Initiative Launched Citizen Lead Effort to Reduce Government Units in McHenry County Crystal Lake, IL March 31, 2015 — The McHenry County Citizens for … Continue reading

Republicans Recruting Candidates for Local Office

This press release below from local Republican Party is too narrowly headlined. It is aimed at any Republican planning to run for any local office. All of those on the ballot next spring are non-partisan, but the actions of those … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading

Mike Shorten Running for Vice Chairman of GOP Central Committee

A letter from Nunda Township Republican Precinct Committeeman and Township Trustee Mike Shorten: April 6, 2014 Mr. Skinner, Congratulations on your election to precinct committeemen. Whether you are new to the position or have been re-elected, thank you for making … 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