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

County Board Committee Favors Delay of Referendum on Electing Chairman

Just from examining the agenda that newly-installed Management Services Committee Paula Yensen drafted, one could predict that nothing would come of the Monday morning meeting concerning whether the public should be allowed to vote on whether the Chairman of the … Continue reading

Women Rule on McHenry County Board Committee Assignments

After the election of officers, the new McHenry County Board Chairman (woman, what’s she want to be called?) appoints one person from each District to a Committee on Committees. That’s the committee that recommends who should be put in what … Continue reading

Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett Comments on the Election

I asked McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett for his take on the election.  His reply is below: “I’m sure it’s no coincidence that the Democratic candidates who worked the hardest won. “I’m proud of Nick Chirikos and Paula … Continue reading