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

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

Those Interested Enough in Running for School Board to Pick Up Petitions

Petitions for school boards are being handed out by the McHenry County Clerk’s Office this year. Those getting them have an opportunity to sign their names and put other information on a legal pad. You see the results from earlier … 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