Franks Frames Issues for His County Board Campaign

Found on WLS-AM’s “Big” John Howell show was this statement from Jack Franks: “I had to do a real gut check to say ‘where can I do the best for the citizens of McHenry County’, and I thought I could … Continue reading

Huge Undecideds in County Races, Trump Running First

About 50% of the voters are undecided on three county races polled last night by Victory Geek (an advertiser, as you can see to the left). Less than 20%, however, have not made up their mind who they will support … Continue reading

Poll on State’s Attorney and Judicial Races

Just got a two question telephone survey. Two contests. Three choices. For State’s Attorney, Patrick Kenneally or Dan Regna. Or undecided. For Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras or James Cowlin. Or undecided. I got a good clue that the poll was not … Continue reading

Most Think County Board Should Tax Less for Nursing Home – 42% Say No Tax

McHenry County has a nursing home called Valley Hi. It has a huge surplus. Over $40 million.  ($40.8 million at the end of July; $37.8 million at the end of August, 2014.) The annual budget is $10-11 million and the … Continue reading

2nd Township Consolidation Poll Results by Township, etc.

There was a lot of information in the first story about the township consolidation people’s survey. I left out the cross tabs, which provide breakouts of answers to the questions, so I have put them below. Cross Tabs How to … Continue reading

Voters Want Township Consolidation on the Ballot: 80%-20%

Throughout the debate on township consolidation, proponents have watched opponents dominate every meeting. Proponents have argued that all but one of the meetings were held during the day when only township officials and their friends could attend, that regular voters … Continue reading