Orville Brettman Attacks Mary McClellan’s Polling Place Consolidation

McHenry County Board candidate Orville Brettman, running in District 6 as a Republican, has produced a graphic attacking Republican County Clerk Mary McClellan’s plan to drastically consolidate polling places. The graphic is being distributed on Facebook. As reported before, this … Continue reading

Republican Political Activists Gather for Steve Reick Pig Roast

The bargain fundraiser of the year at $10 was State Rep. Steve Reick’s Saturday afternoon House of Lawrence Pig Roast. There wasn’t a Patsy Cline tribute singer this year, but there was convivial conversation. County Board candidate Orville Brettman talked … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Promotes Craig Wilcox for State Senate

On the same day that McHenry County Assessor Mary Mahady announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for State Senate, Republican candidate Craig Wilcox was holding a fundraiser for the same office. Wilcox, a Republican member of the McHenry County … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Promotes Candidacy for McHenry County Board, Other GOP Candidates Present Selves, Too

At the NorWest Township Republican Party meeting last night at the Woodstock Public Library, former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster announced her candidacy for the 2018 election. There were other candidates as well. State Rep. Steve Reick talked of … Continue reading

Orville Brettman Calls Out Michele Aavang and Larry Smith on Boycotting County Board Meeting

The following robo-call was sent to potential constituents in District 6: Good Evening. This is Orville Brettman candidate for McHenry County Board here in the sixth District calling. Your elected representatives Michele Aavang and Larry Smith took a dive last … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig

I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies. There were many more cars at this one than any previous event. I took photos of the crowd from the … Continue reading

Republican Orville Brettman Running for McHenry County Board in District 6

A press release from Orville Brettman announcing his candidacy for the McHenry County Board: ORVILLE H. BRETTMAN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR McHENRY COUNTY BOARD DISTRICT A Genuine Conservative Republican Pledges to Bring Community & Business Experience, Sound Judgment, and Know-How to … Continue reading

More Potential Candidates for GOP Nod in the 33rd Senate District

Yesterday, I speculated on the rumor that Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay would leave that powerful post and run in the vacant 33rd State Senate District. As sometimes happens with such articles, more information is offered by those who … Continue reading

More Possible Legislative Candidates in Western Kane County, Southeastern McHenry County Districts

A Friend of McHenry County Blog from south of the Kane County border offers more thoughts on possible contenders for state representative and state senator: Well, looks like the new map is going to pass without any substantial changes, assuming … Continue reading

Dems Open Opportunity for Former Carptentersville Mayor, Now McHenry County Resident, Orv Brettman to Run for State Senate

I was thinking about the empty state senate district, Number 33, which Illinois Democrats created in an attempt to shove as many current Republican state legislators into districts with another GOP legislator as possible. Who might be a logical candidate. … Continue reading

State Senate candidate Bill Gentes is touting his endorsement by Citizen Action Illinois.

I must admit that I did not know the organization survived the indictment of Congresswoman Jan Schkowsky’s husband Bob Creamer for what I remember as kiting checks. (Marathon Pundit has more than you would even want to read about his … Continue reading

State Senate candidate Bill Gentes is touting his endorsement by Citizen Action Illinois.

I must admit that I did not know the organization survived the indictment of Congresswoman Jan Schkowsky’s husband Bob Creamer for what I remember as kiting checks. (Marathon Pundit has more than you would even want to read about his … Continue reading