Saturday Gathering of Tax Freeze Referendum Petition Signatures in Algonquin

A press release from GOP State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn: Tax Freeze Referendum Petition Drive in McHenry County Most of us agree that property taxes are out of control. Who can afford an additional mortgage payment every month, just for … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Unveils Anti-Tax Hike Petition

Republican Precinct Committeeman from Algonquin Township heard a presentation from Americans for Prosperity Illinois Field Director Matt Cannizzo about an advisory referendum petition campaign which his organization is promoting. The question the AFP seeks to have citizens put on their … Continue reading

Petitioners at Woodstock’s Fair Diddly

My wife and I went to Fair Diddly Sunday afternoon. She looked at stuff, while I was on the lookout for people seeking petition signatures. Two years ago, I found Jim Harrison supporters, complete with tee shirts, plus Libertarian candidate … 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

Time to Start Thinking about Running for School Board

Those who look at their property tax bills know that most of the money goes to school districts. Below is where the money went in the Algonquin Township part of Crystal Lake in a recent year. One will note that … Continue reading

Parent of Soldiers Finds Fault with Harrison Memorial Day Petitioning

The following came from a parent of soldiers who attended the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Service in Crystal Lake: I attended the Crystal Lake’s Memorial Day Parade and very moving ceremony at the cemetery. As a friend and I were … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Presenting Robert’s Rules of Order Seminar, How to Run for Office Next Up

The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will present attorney Jana Blake, who is a local government parliamentarian, at an hour and a half seminar on Robert’s Rules of Order in Crystal Lake on the night of Wednesday, May 21st. The … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Running for Re-Election, Time for Other Potential Township Candidates to Start Planning

It’s that time of year when township officials have to make up their minds whether they are running for re-election. It’s also time for those thinking about challenging township officials to be making similar calculations. When I last saw Grafton … Continue reading

McSweeney Not Appealing Gaffney Ballot Placement Decision

That’s what campaign manager Jim Thacker told me this morning. “After reviewing our legal options and the timing of the process, we decided to no longer pursue an appeal of the decision. “We remain satisfied in part with the State … Continue reading