Carpenters Union Official Who Challenged Steve Reick’s Petitions on Jack Franks 2015 Fundraising Host Committee

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog revealed that Jeff Lichte, the man running against Republican Steve Reick in the GOP Primary Election on March 15th, is so cozy with Democrat State Rep. Jack Franks that he served on his 2015 Host Committee. … Continue reading

Hearing Examiner’s Recommendation on Dems Challenge of Steve Reick’s Petitions

In the very worst way Democrats working in the interests of State Rep. Jack Franks didn’t want Republican Steve Reick on the fall ballot. They wanted going on 18-year incumbent Jack Franks to have no serious opponent. They gathered signatures … Continue reading

Next Hearing on Jack Franks’ Ally’s Objection to Steve Reick’s Petition

The State Board of Elections will hold its next hearing on the objection of Woodstock’s Ronald Eck to Republican Steve Reick’s petitions next Wednesday, January 13th, in Chicago at 10 AM. The objection was filed by Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters … Continue reading

Skala’s Petitions Challenged

McHenry County Board Finance Committee Mike Skala’s petitions have been challenged by Republican Primary opponent Andy Snarski. Skala is completing his first term on the County Board. The only other challenge at the county level is one by Republican Precinct … Continue reading

Rosemary Kurtz Gains First Ballot Position in District 155 Race

Already the prohibitive favorite in the contest to fill three Crystal Lake High School Board posts, former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz got a further boost from the removal of the only person ahead of her on the ballot. Candidate Gerald … Continue reading

Challenges Filed to Wonder Lake School Board Incumbents

Republican Precinct Committeeman Bob Anderson of Wonder Lake has filed challenges to the petitions of three incumbents running for re-election to the Harrison Grade School 36 Board. Anderson is a candidate for a two-year term.  He is unopposed. Board President … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Incumbents Eliminate Competition

There won’t be a ballot contest for the offices of Mayor and City Council in Crystal Lake. The only people on the ballot will be the incumbents running for re-election. The first Electoral Board decided to knock Mayor Aaron Shepley’s … Continue reading

Election Challenge to State Rep. Barb Wheeler’s Last Minute Opponent Fails

Supporter of State Rep. Barb Wheeler challenged the election petitions of her last-minute Democratic Party challenger Joel Mains. Both candidates from Nunda Township, north of Crystal Lake. You can read more about the Mains’ candidacy than has been written anywhere … Continue reading

Melissa Denker Off, Will Parker & Jenna Wing On the Ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman

Hearings by the McHenry County Officers Electoral Board were held on four challenges to Republican Precinct Committeeman petitions on Tuesday. In Dunham Township, the two candidates challenged each other’s petition legitimacy. The first was a challenge to incumbent Melissa Denker’s … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Challenges Set for Tuesday

The McHenry County Electoral Officers Board will meet Tuesday morning and afternoon to settle disputes in three precincts about who should be allowed on the ballot. In Dunham Township, one of the largest in Republican votes, incumbent Melissa Denker’s petition … Continue reading

Four Challenges to GOP Precinct Committeeman Candidates

Four challenges of petitions of people running for Republican Precinct Committeeman have been filed. Two are in one precinct, Dunham Township.  Dunham Township had not had a committeeman for years until Melissa Denker decided to run there. Now, William R. … Continue reading

Number and Staple Petition Sheets and Receipt from Statement of Economic Interest When Filing for Office

There are two mistakes that newcomers to seeking office make that opponents use to eliminate them from the ballot. “Easier to beat no one than someone,” goes the logic. The first is to fail to number the pages of one’s … Continue reading

John Heisler Taken Off Nunda Township Ballot for Township Supervisor

John Heisler has filed the required Statements of Economic Interest with the County Clerk for twenty years, but, with his mother dying in hospice care, he didn’t remember to attach a copy of the receipt to his Statement of Candidacy … Continue reading

Heisler Petition Challenge Hearing Postponed

Chairman of the Nunda Township Electoral Board Tom Palmer advises me that the challenge to Supervisor John Heisler’s petition for re-election has been postponed until 1 PM, Wednesday, December 19th, at the Nunda Township Hall. “At the electoral board hearing, we … Continue reading

Pamela J. “Pam” Fender Stays on the GOP Ballot

In a completely scripted performance lasting just ten minutes,  petition challenger Wrayburn Krohn’s attorney, Judith Svensen, withdrew her client’s objection, the Grafton Township Electoral Board accepted the withdrawal and ruled unanimously that Pam J. “Pam” Fender would appear on the … Continue reading