Chris Christensen Rolls Out Yard Sign

At the Nunda Township Republican Party Picnic on Saturday, newly-slated Republican District 3 County Board candidate Chris Christensen brought his yard sign. Christensen is replacing Nick Provenzano on the fall ballot. Provenzano resigned to assume a full-time job with Congressman … Continue reading

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

The Family PAC Cruise

Paul Caprio’s Family PAC cruise is my favorite fundraiser. It’s not just the chance to meet with conservatives from around the state. It’s the views from the boat. Those two reasons are why I have attended 24 of the 25 … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1

Or I could entitle this, “My very hot Sunday at the Fiesta Days Parade.” It started at a reception for Congressman Randy Hultgren hosted by Perry Moy, the owner of Plum Garden. Touring the room, I found lots of Republican … Continue reading

Legislative Committee Adding Anti-Union Language to Legislative Agenda Thursday

You may remember the unhappiness of McHenry County Board members for being called out by Local 150 of the Interanation Union of Operating Engineers for allegedly violating the Open Meetings Act when Governor Bruce Rauner came to the Woodstock Opera … Continue reading

County Board Blanches Open Meetings Act Suit Boil

Using a cost-benefit approach, an 18-4 vote of the McHenry County Board settled a suit brought by Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers over an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act when the majority of a … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Chairmanship Now Provenzano v. Gottemoller

Two Nunda Township McHenry County Board  members are facing off against each other for the Chairmanship of the Township Republican Central Committee. The first report I received had three men competing for the post: Lee Jennings, Township Supervisor Nick Provenzano, … Continue reading

Three-Way Race for Nunda Township GOP Chairman

With Nunda Township Republican Chairman Mike Shorten having lost his post of Precinct Committeeman to McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller, a three person contest has developed to replace him. Township Supervisor Lee Jennings is one candidate. Another is County … Continue reading

$10 Million to Expedite Randall Road Land Purchase Rejected

The McHenry County Transportation Committee rejected the staff proposal to approve spending $10 million to “expedite” right-of-way purchase for an expansion of Randall Road. The article announcing proposal can be found here. Also contained in the article is how $5.7 … Continue reading

Provenzano Calls for FOIA Application to County Grant Recipients

A statement given by McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano to the Finance and Audit Committee Thursday morning: When I was first elected to the County Board I had the opportunity to help shepherd through the first ever Ethics Ordinance in … Continue reading

County Board Vents at Jack Franks and IMRF Exec.

The Thursday night meeting of the McHenry County Board consisted mostly of criticizing Democratic Party State Rep. and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba had been invited to the meeting. No one used the word “pawn” to … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading