Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Promotes Craig Wilcox for State Senate

On the same day that McHenry County Assessor Mary Mahady announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for State Senate, Republican candidate Craig Wilcox was holding a fundraiser for the same office. Wilcox, a Republican member of the McHenry County … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Asks for Equal Treatment for Republicans

Under member comments at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler said the following: Thank you Chairman Franks. A few weeks our governor signed and placed into law the Trust Act.This bill is one of those things that was … Continue reading

McHenry County State’s Attorney Partick Kenneally Argues TRUST Act Unconstitutional

Here is the motion on McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s behalf in the case of the illegal alien Niceforo Macedo-Hernandez now in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22nd JUDICIAL CIRCUIT … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Introduces Political Community to Three Oaks’ Duke’s – Part 1

McHenry County State’s Attorney took his annual fundraiser to Duke’s new restaurant next to the smaller lake at Crystal Lake’s Three Oaks Recreation Area. There was a traffic jam at the entrance of the park. To avoid the $5 parking … Continue reading

McHenry County Beats LITH Sanitary District to the Courthouse with Quo Warranto Suit

During public comment at the snippity-snap 17-minute meeting  LITH Sanitary District attorney Derke Price, said a quo warranto suit would be filed against McHenry County. That was after the two Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees appointed to $6,000 … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade Packs Pols at Front

The1.8 mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade was held on Sunday, July 2nd. It was about an hour and a half and featured elected officials and candidates near the front. Featured entries like the Crystal Lake Strikers, the Jesse White … Continue reading

Kenneally Makes Direct Mail Pitch for Contributions

When Lou Bianchi was McHenry County State’s Attorney he held a fundraising dinner every year. Who couldn’t love his jokes? His hand-picked successor, Patrick Kenneally, apparently is taking a different approach. He is just asking for money in a letter … Continue reading

McHenry County SWAT Team Raids 17,000 Square Foot Bull Valley Home, Find Pot & 50-Caliber Machine Gun

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: Multi-Agency Task Force Arrest Two Cannabis Dealers ROCKFORD, Ill. – The Rockford Police Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Rockford Task Force, McHenry County Narcotics Task Force, Winnebago … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Introduces Therapy Dogs to Ease Criminal Process

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney Offering Therapy Dogs to Victims and Witnesses The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Masonic Association of Service and … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Sets Local Government Official Training Session

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office to Present Seminar For Elected Officials Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that his office will be conducting a free seminar … Continue reading

Should the Public Be Allowed to See Advice from the State’s Attorney to the County Board about its Relationship with the New Chairman?

Informed listener Ersel Schuster shares her take on the McHenry County Board’s Internal Support and Facilities Committee meeting: 4/12/17 McHenry County’s Internal Support & Facilities (ISF) meeting While listening to the ISF committee meeting audio it was stated that a … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Rolls Out New Seal for His Office

A press release from One Zero Charlie, a Woodstock design studio: Visitors to the offices of the McHenry County State’s Attorney will notice a freshly painted wall, cast bronze letters identifying Patrick D. Kenneally as our recently elected State’s Attorney, … Continue reading

Plan to Help Veterans in the Court System

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: Veteran’s Assistance Commission, TLS Veterans, and the State’s Attorney’s Office to Launch Veterans Track Program On March 20, 2017, the Veteran’s Assistance Commission (VAC), TLS Veterans (TLS), and the State’s Attorney’s Office will … Continue reading

Franks’ Patronage Hires Fail HR Committee Test – Part 3

This is Part 3.  Part 1 can be found here. Part 2 is here. Michael Rein wondered if most jobs were not advertised on the internet and advertised. “That’s correct,” County Administrator Peter Austin replied, [but] it varies for the … Continue reading