American Conservative Union Praises Area Legislators

The American Conservative Union has rated Illinois legislators for their votes in 2015. Local legislators Dan Duffy and David McSweeney make the top bracket of the list. Karen McConnaughay and Barbara Wheeler gained recognition in the second tier. Democrat Jack … Continue reading

Althoff Makes Top Donations List

The Illinois Sunshine Project keeps track of big political contributions. In its top donations in the last week feature, the Chicago Land Operaters Jt Labor Management PAC is cited for kicking in $52,900 to State Senator Pam Althoff’s campaign fund. The … Continue reading

Althoff Gets $52,900 from Operating Engineers-Linked PAC

You may remember the $40,000 contribution from State Senator Pam Althoff to State Rep. candidate Carolyn Schofield about two weeks before the election. Less than a week after the election, a Political Action Committee headed by James M. Sweeney, the President-Business … Continue reading

Skala and Calomino Merge Campaigns in Legislative Endorsement Mailing

Retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon and State Senators Karen McConnaughay and Pam have lent their endorsements to two candidates running for District 5 County Board nomination in the Republican Primary Election. They are incumbent Mike Skala and aspirant Joe Calomino. … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endorses Dan Wilbrandt for State Representative

Her State Senator Pam Althoff has tossed in $40,000 to the campaign to elect McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon. That was shortly after the teachers’ union called the Illinois Education Association gave Schofield … Continue reading

Paul Serwatka Withdraws from State Rep. Race in Support of Allen Skillicorn

As the ice was leaving Crystal Lake, Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka was leaving the four-way race to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon. He withdrew in favor of East Dundee Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn. The news was announced in a … Continue reading

Hultgren Holding Fundraiser March 9th

The following invitation to a fundraiser on March 9th at 31 North Banquets in McHenry for Congressman Randy Hultgren has been forwarded by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: … Continue reading

Althoff, McConnaughay Honored for Standing Up to the Guys

From CapitolFax comes this “Golden Horseshoe” award for Best Republican State Senators to the two women who represent parts of McHenry County: The 2015 Golden Horseshoe Awards for Best State Senator… – Republican go to……Senators Karen McConnaughay and Pam Althoff … Continue reading

No Budget or Tax Hike Before End of Candidate Filing

Can’t remember where I read that Governor Bruce Rauner was saying that there would be no budget until January, but I can tell you why there won’t be a budget and massive tax hike passed before the end of filing … Continue reading

Cameron Hubbard’s Fundraiser

Crystal Lake City Councilman Cameron Hubbard has scheduled a $40 fundraiser at the Crystal Lake Country Club from 4:30-7:30 for his campaign for McHenry County Board for Thursday, November 12th. The details are below: On the letterhead of the fundraiser … Continue reading

Marengo Parade Bands, Pols…Ending with a Big Bang – Part 1

The weather for the Settlers Days Parade was perfect. The temperature was in the 70’s. There wasn’t much wind. I plunked my lawn chair down at the corner across from Brandt’s Pharmacy. It was also, for the first time, really … Continue reading

County Board Committee Meeting with Althoff re Township Consolidation

As the discussion on township consolidation continues, Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs (LIA) Chairman, Nick Provenzano has announced that he has invited Senator Pam Althoff to attend next Friday’s LIA meeting to discuss, among other things, the possibility of introducing legislation … Continue reading