Paul Yensen Strikes Back

The McHenry County Democratic Party web site features a piece by County Board member Paula Yensen rebutting comments apparently made under my article The Advantage Group (TAG) Sunsets I would guess from the content of comments made by new folks … Continue reading

Paul Yensen Reflects on the 1960′s

“A short biography of Paula Yensen’s political activism, presented to the Democratic Party of McHenry County as part of The 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement” is what is under the YouTube video about McHenry County Board member Paula … Continue reading

Ethics Committee on the Hotseat

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting yesterday started at 8:30 and was scheduled to end at noon, when two members said they had to leave for other meetings. The Committee heard budget presentations for three hours, then decided … Continue reading

Referendum to Elect County Board Chairman Every Two Years Goes to Full Board

After a short debate, the Management Services Committee sent a resolution to the McHenry County Board that would authorize a referendum next spring on whether or not to elect the County Board Chairman for two-year terms. The was 6-1 with … Continue reading

Most Politicians Skip Algonquin’s Founders Days Parade

My inability to attend Algonquin’s Founders Days Parade prevented me from taking photos of the politicians and public officials in it, but, thanks to the First Electric Newspaper’s Pete Gonigam, I still have some photos to share with you. He … Continue reading

McHenry County Democratic Party Ends Up with almost $15,000 at the End of the Second Quarter of 2013

The McHenry County Democratic Party raised $16,015 during the second quarter of this year and ended June with $14,703.92 in the bank. Those making contributions which were reported (required if in excess of $150) follow: $1,000 – Paula Yensen, Self … Continue reading

Kevin Craver Says McCann, Miller and Yensen Didn’t “Boycott” Public Health Committee Meeting that Picked Jeff Thorsen

Last night while I was at the marathon Prairie Grove Elementary School Board meeting, Democratic County Board member Paula Yensen called to tell me why she had missed the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Sometime after 1 AM, … Continue reading

Public Health Committee Four Nominate Jeff Thorsen for 708 Board as Minority Three Boycott Meeting

Chaired by Donna Kurtz a majority of four nominated Crystal Lake City Councilman, banker and holder of an MBA Jeff Thorsen to fill the vacancy on the 708 Mental Health Board. A vacancy remains because an 18-6 majority vote on … Continue reading

Republicans and Democrats Give Jack Franks Another Hook to Attack County Board

Yesterday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee resulted in inaction on the issue of putting a question on the April ballot asking whether voters want a direct election for County Board Chairman in 2014 has given Democrat … Continue reading