Chris Christensen Edges Out Nancy Gonsiorek as Replacement for Nick Provenzano on County Board

The District 3 Republican Precinct Committee exercised real power Tuesday night at GOP Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza. And, it wasn’t a closed meeting like the Democrats have had to slate their candidates. Each Committeeman got to cast votes … Continue reading

Opponents of Gonsiorek Pull Up 2011 District 47 Questionnaire

Those who believe that Democrats will make hay out of a Daily Herald candidate questionnaire if Nancy Gonsiorek is selected to run in Nick Provenzano’s place have forwarded the following (emphasis was supplied by the sender): http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110201/submitted/302019051/ 2/23/2011 Nancy L. … Continue reading

Gonsiorek and Chritstensen Seek Republican District 3 Ballot Spot

So far, McHenry County Blog has identified two who wish to be candidates on the Republican ballot this fall to replace County Board member Nick Provenzano’s candidacy: Former Crystal Lake Grade School member and GOP Primary Election County Board candidate … Continue reading

Republicans Get Chance to Caucus in Replacement for Provenzano

So far this election season, the Democratic Party has been the one slating new or replacement candidates for various offices. The meetings have been held behind closed doors. Time will tell if the Republican Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Hits Nancy Gonsiorek in District 3 County Board Race for Hiking Taxes while on Grade School Board

McHenry County Board member Mike Walkup is not only running in the at-large election for McHenry County Board Chairman, but he also is seeking to retain his District 3 seat. That’s so he can vote on the County Board. The … Continue reading

Tryon Endroses

State Rep. and former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman has sent an email offering his endorsements in the Primary Election.  It follows: Early voting for the March 15 Primary Election begins today at locations throughout the county. Locations and times … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endoses Members of Both GOP Factions

In a first for a legislator in McHenry County, unopposed State Rep. Barbara Wheeler has mailed out an endorsement piece. While I reside in her district about as far south as one can live and still have her on my … Continue reading

Daily Herald Rolls Out Endorsements for County Board Districts 2 & 3

The Daily Herald has published its endorsements for three McHenry County Board districts. For District 1, Yvonne Barnes and Anna May Miller For District 2, John Reinert and Jeff Thorsen For District 3, Nancy Gonsiorek and Nick Provenzano … Continue reading

County Board Pensions and Health Insurance

There were two questions asked of all candidates who participated (only Mary McCann did not) in the McHenry County League of Women Voters candidates’ forums for County Board: Pensions (and insurance the second time around) Homelessness I’ll deal with the … Continue reading

23 Republicans, 5 Democrats Run for 12 County Board Seats

Here are the final filings for the Republican Primary Election for McHenry County Board: District 1 Yvonne Barnes, Cary Anna May Miller, Cary Terence Ferenc, Fox River Grove Tom Wilbeck, Barrington Hills District 2 Cameron Hubbard, Crystal Lake John Reinert, … Continue reading

Former County Board Candidate Makes Modest Suggestion of How to Fund Obamacare Counselors

An email from Nancy Gonsiorek, who ran unsuccessfully for a seat in District 3 on McHenry County Board in the GOP Primary Election, talks of how to fund Obamacare counseling being discontinued by the Family Health Partnership: Subject: Board Rejects … Continue reading

Time to Start Thinking about Running for School Board

Those who look at their property tax bills know that most of the money goes to school districts. Below is where the money went in the Algonquin Township part of Crystal Lake in a recent year. One will note that … Continue reading

Time to Think about Next Spring’s Elections

While attention is being focused on this November’s elections, filing for next spring’s municipal, school, junior college, park district and lesser districts happen shortly after the election. At the Republican Party’s Headquarter’s Grand Opening last Thursday night, Crystal Lake Grade … Continue reading

D47 Teacher Contract Approved; Objection to Retirement Incentive

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47’s Board approved the new teachers’ contract by a 7-0 vote, but not before Nancy Gonsiorek expressed displeasure with pre-retirement incentives. They’re “really hard to swallow,” she said. “When we give big raises to teachers … Continue reading