Twenty Lawyers Want on the Bench

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: … Continue reading

Dem Mailing Surfaces

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee had about $28,000 in the bank so I figured there was enough for a countywide mailing. Here is the post card mailed in County Board District 6: The Democrats say that Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Message of the Day – MIA

Look at this set if signs for signs for Democratic Party candidates, national and local, plus one sign favoring a Crystal Lake Library tax hike. Whose sign is not there? I have been told that a similar observation has been … Continue reading

Personal and Family Funds for Ray Flavin

Haven’t looked at Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin’s campaign contributions yet, but with signs popping up, I figure it’s time to do so. He started his committee with $5,000 on July 13th. On July 22nd another $2,100 in-kind … Continue reading

Republicans View Presidential Debate at McHenry Moose Lodge

McHenry County Republicans gathered in Johnsburg at the Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I had a family affair and couldn’t make it. Fortunately, Kelly Liebmann sent some photos. Lots of candidates were … Continue reading

Ten Question Poll Focuses on McHenry County Races

Just got a call from an unidentified source asking ten questions: Registered voter or not? Gender (only two choices) Age (29 or younger, 30-44, 45-64, 65 or older) Party (Democrat, Republican, Independent) Opinion of State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin (Favorable, … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Democrats in Algonquin Parade

Yesterday Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade were featured. Today we look at the Democrats. Behind the banner was a young man carrying a “Thank You Bernie” sign, plus one opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being pushed by … Continue reading

Pols Missing the McHenry Parade

Democrats have gotten a lot of publicity in running County Board and countywide candidates for office. And replacing them when their first choices dropped out. McHenry has one of five pretty much “must appear” parades. The only Democrat with a … Continue reading

Democrats Chose Ray Flavin to Challenge Pat Kenneally for State’s Attorney

With their slated candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Jim Harrison having withdrawn (to care for his ailing mother, according to the Northwest Herald), McHenry County Democrats have decided to run Ray Flavin for the post. The Democrats met behind … Continue reading