Gottemoller’s Committee Spoils for His Supporters

The last article on McHenry County Board Committee assignments by newly-elected Chairman Joe Gottemoller focused on what those who supported his opponent Jim Heisler ended up. This will look at how the winners were rewarded.  Again requests that were granted … Continue reading

County Money-Saving Possibilities

There was a very, very long McHenry County Board Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday. I went to encourage its members to encourage Governor Pat Quinn to veto the Pam Althoff-Karen McConnaughay-Mike Tryon bill to allow the McHenry County Conservation District … Continue reading

A More Systematic Look at Write-In Campaigns

There were thirty people who waged write-in campaigns for Republican Precinct Committeeman. This is an attempt to put all of the results in one place. Here are the results of Mickey Barnas’ campaign. Joe Stecker’s success in Algonquin 19 has … Continue reading

Finance Committee Moves Randall-Algonquin Road Intersection Improvement to County Board

In the 1960’s when one wanted to get from the northern termination of Randall Road at Algonquin Road, one had to go east and travel through the old section of Lake in the Hills to get to Crystal Lake. The … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Provenzano Touts Vote Against Raising Salary of Office He Seeks

A press release from McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination for County Clerk: Nick Provenzano Votes to Reduce County Clerk’s Salary Helps Defeat Effort to Increase Clerk’s Salary MCHENRY, IL – At … Continue reading

Referendum to Elect County Board Chairman Every Two Years Goes to Full Board

After a short debate, the Management Services Committee sent a resolution to the McHenry County Board that would authorize a referendum next spring on whether or not to elect the County Board Chairman for two-year terms. The was 6-1 with … Continue reading