County Board Votes to Continue Hiding Audit Results

I was off to a luncheon before the McHenry County Board voted on whether to make public an audit performed by the office of McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer, so I didn’t hear the discussion. I did get the 14-8 … Continue reading

Harvard’s Milk Day Day Parade with Emphasis on Politics – Part 1

I attended my first Milk Day Parade since I served the area in the 1970’s in the Illinois General Assembly Before the parade, I noticed petitions being passed for the Independent candidacy of Jim Harrison for Sheriff. Libertarian candidate for … Continue reading

When an “External” Audit Is an “Internal” Audit

If the Federal government audits a grant given to the State of Illinois, wouldn’t you consider than an “external” audit? How about when the Illinois Auditor General was auditing all the RTA contracts with providers of mass transportation? Would you … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading

NorWest Township Republicans Splinter Group Meets

There was a Woodstock meeting Wednesday night, the same night the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee organized. It consisted mainly of the little townships Republican Precinct Committeemen who did not attend the organization meeting called by Michael McCleary and enough … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – County Politics, etc.

I think I have concluded that the Marengo Settlers Day Committee puts the politicians and candidates who march or ride in order of importance: Federal State County Since we did Federal on Sunday and state on Tuesday, we’re now down … Continue reading

Republican Politics at Port Edward

Port Edward has pleasant memories for me all the way back to visiting the Algonquin Jaycees back in the late 1960’s. Then it was only a small corner bar at Harrison and Route 62. Algonquin Founders Days luncheons, fund raisers, … Continue reading

Tryon Huntley Fish Bowl Draws McHenry, Kane and Cook County GOP Officials

What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative? You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republicans Raise Money

Saturday afternoon, McHenry Township Republicans gathered at the McHenry Moose for a pig roast and to hear candidates make their pitches. McHenry County Blog prevailed upon attendee Becky Kress to share her photos. McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler, who … Continue reading