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

County Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 2

John Hammerand, the County Board member who first pointed out (twelve months ago) that the county was losing big bucks by housing Federal prisoners, spoke next: “You cannot manage what we don’t measure. “I’m thinking of [the need to] swear … Continue reading

County Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 1

The debate on Tuesday about housing Federal prisoners in the McHenry County Jail started with Law & Justice Committee Chairman Sue Draffkorn trying to set the terms of debate. With regard to the ten-year agreement with the Feds, Draffkorn pointed … Continue reading

Legislative Committee Deliberations on MCCD Tax Hike Proposals

I was going to get up early Thursday to attend the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee re-consideration of endorsement resolutions of Pam Althoff’s two bills to allow the Conservation District to raise taxes (one needing voter referendum approval, one not). … Continue reading

As MCCD Plans for Referendums, County Board Pulled Back into Tax Hike Fight

The McHenry County Legislative Committee will make a second run at securing support for Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay’s tax hike bills for the McHenry County Conservation District Thursday. The meeting is at 8:30 AM in the Administrative Building. On … Continue reading

Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf in Crystal Lake

The self-starter Republican candidate for Attorney General from the Metro East part of Illinois was at the Cottage in Crystal Lake last night. One could tell that different folks were in control of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. For … Continue reading

Double Dipper Accuses Double Dipper of Double Dipping

Those with long memories will remember when Pat Quinn, speaking for the Coalition of Political Honesty, released a list of “double dippers” each year. They were mainly machine Democrats. Lots of state legislators, township and municipal officials. When Quinn started … Continue reading

Zinke Supporters Attack Prim, McClellan Supporters Attack Provenzano with Robo-Call

Two robo-calls from an unidentified male voice came this afternoon. One attacked Nick Provenzano’s candidacy and praised Mary McClellan’s. The other attacked Bill Prime, candidate for Sheriff, and praised Andy Zinke. Funny thing is the same guy recorded both of … Continue reading