Tribune Endorsed McConchie & Althoff for State Senate

The Chicago Tribune rolled out endorsements for the Illinois State Senate today. In districts with representation in McHenry County, both Republican Dan McConchie and Pam Althoff got the nod. Here’s what was said about McConchie: 26th District: This northwest suburban … Continue reading

Althoff and McConnauhay Appointed to Human Trafficking Task Force

Press release from State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay: From Senator Althoff: Sen. Althoff appointed to the Human Trafficking Task Force Springfield, IL. State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) is one of twelve Illinois legislators appointed to the newly created … Continue reading

State Legislative Forums Tonight at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters will host interchanges between legislative candidates for those running to replace Jack Franks and those running for State Senate in Pam Althoff’s and Dan McConchie’s districts at 7 tonight at McHenry County College. … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Althoff-Franks Law Ends Pension Benefits for Future County Board Members

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: New law ends pensions for future county board members Springfield, IL… Future county board members will no longer be eligible for pension benefits, and those currently enrolled in the retirement system are … Continue reading

CL South High School Bleacher Bill Giving Municipalities Zoning Power over Schools Signed

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon: Legislation based on Crystal Lake South bleacher controversy signed into law by Governor Rauner  Springfield, IL… Legislation filed in response to the costly bleacher battle between the … Continue reading

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights Increases under Althoff Law

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: New law expands grandparent DCFS visitation rights Springfield, IL… The rights of grandparents and great-grandparents to visit children under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are expanded … Continue reading

Small Lake County Sanitary Districts Allowed to Merge with Lake County Operation

Weekend readers found an article about this new law on Saturday, but here is the press release about it from State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Barb Wheeler: New law signed by Gov. Rauner aims to save Lake County … Continue reading

Wheeler & Althoff Pass Bill Allowing Local Sanitary District to Go Out of Business

There is a lot of talk about consolidation local governments, but little significant action. State Rep. Barb Wheeler and State Senator Pam Althoff have passed a bill designed to lead to one fewer local government in Illinois. They have successfully … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 2

Yesterday, I told you most of what happened to me before the parade (one surprise to come later). Today, let’s look at the politicians courting voters in the McHenry Fiesta Days Parade. I had to walk through these poms each … Continue reading