John Reinert’s State Senate Petitions Challenged By Steve Verr

No details yet, but the Illinois State Board of Elections reports that a challenge to the State Senate petitions of McHenry County Board member John Reinert has been filed by McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman Steven Robert Verr. Reinert is … Continue reading

Precinct Committeemen Contests Few Except in McHenry Township GOP

Haven’t done a count, but it seems that fewer people are running for party precinct committeemen. There are some contests, however, which are listed below. Most are in McHenry Township, where the Old Establishment, remnants of the Al Jourdan organization, … Continue reading

Governor Criticizes Senate Override of Bill That Outlaws Local Regulation of Collective Bargaining, Althoff & McConnaughay Flip

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner Statement on Senate vote on SB 1905 Chicago (Oct. 24, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement following the Senate vote on SB 1905: “Today’s vote could create a … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler “On Verge of Tears” at Rauner’s Signing Pro-Abortion Bill, Pam Althoff Opposed to Taxpayer Funding

State Rep. Barb Wheeler provided her reaction to Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing of the bill forcing taxpayers to fund abortions for Medicaid recipients and state employees to the Illinois News Network: “I’m just sickened by his decision to sign House … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Member John Reinert Announces Candidacy for State Senate

Surround by local political influentials and friends, McHenry County Board member John Reinert announced his candidacy for State Senate. In the crowd were current State Senator Pam Althoff, former State Rep. Mike Tryon, County Board members Chris Christensen, Joe Gottemoller, … Continue reading

Pam Althoff Stikes Back at McHenry Township GOP, Which Did Not Nominate Her Favorites

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: Althoff law ends the weighted voting system in McHenry County Springfield, IL… Legislation [Senate Bill 666] sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), which ends the weighted voting system used in Township … Continue reading