Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading

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