State’s Attorney’s $75,000 Settlement Runs into Rough Waters

When Assistant State’s Attorney George Hoffman came before the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee Thursday morning for permission to settle the suit filed by former Assistant State’s Attorney Kirk Chrzanowski for $75,000, he made a cost-benefit argument. He estimated that … Continue reading

County Settles Retaliatory Discharge Suit against State’s Attorney for $75,000

The retaliatory discharge case of Kirk Chrzanowski against the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office was settled today for $75,000. The guts of the case claims that Assistant State’s Attorney Kirk Chrzanowski was fired by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi … Continue reading

Nunda Township Senior Services Audit Discussed in County Committee

For your information, here are McHenry County Finance Committee minutes concerning the Senior Services grant audit which Nunda Township and McHenry County have refused to release. Both used the excuse that the Freedom of Information Act allows “internal” audits to … Continue reading

2nd Ethics Complaint against Andy Zinke Dismissed for Lack of Sufficiency

Undersheriff Andy Zinke was taken off the ethics hook for a second time before the McHenry County Ethics Commission Thursday afternoon. Former Sheriff’s Deputy Zane Seipler filed the complaint along with evidence of Zinke having had his photo taken in … 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

Ethics Committee on the Hotseat

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting yesterday started at 8:30 and was scheduled to end at noon, when two members said they had to leave for other meetings. The Committee heard budget presentations for three hours, then decided … Continue reading

Skinner Ethics Complaint about Zinke Political Email Found Insufficient

Meeting this afternoon at the Administrative Building, the McHenry County Ethics Commission voted 4-0 that Cal Skinner’s ethics complaint against Undersheriff Andy Zinke was not sufficient. The Commission gave no idea to the public or the parties why they reached … Continue reading

Women Rallying for Dave McSweeney Saturday at Crystal Lake’s D’Andreas

There’s a “Women for McSweeney” rally being held Saturday in Crystal Lake at D’Andreas Banquets at 10. On the Host Committee are Mary Alger Geri Davis Jean Marie Kapp Rebecca Kress Cara Kretz Rebecca Lee Lu Ann LeFew Anne Majewski … Continue reading

McHenry County Republicans Refusing to Appoint Precinct Committeemen in Dave McSweeney’s & Dan Duffy’s District

Listed below are the precincts in the hotly contested 52nd House race. That’s where Independent Dee Beaubien, with Democrat Mike Madigan’s help, is challenging Republican primary election winner David McSweeney. You will note that many precincts are empty. In addition … Continue reading

Another GOP Precinct Committeeman Appointed, Many Waiting Appointment in Algonquin Township

I missed the June 2nd appointment of Gina LeFevour to be Republican Precinct Committeeman in Marengo’s 2nd precinct. She ran for Committeeman against Mary McCann in the primary election. The result was 56% to 44%. Although a committee has made … Continue reading

Rebecca Lee Re-elected Head of Algonquin Township Republicans

In a weighted vote of the 21 out of 30 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen in Algonquin Township, incumbent Chairman Rebecca Lee edged out Vice Chairman Tom McDermott 1,726-1,532 to hear the GOP in McHenry County’s largest township for the next … Continue reading

Rebecca Lee Endorses Kent Gaffney

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Algonquin Township GOP Chair Endorses Kent Gaffney for State Representative Fox River Grove, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) has earned another endorsement for the Republican nomination for State Representative … Continue reading

Hearing Officer Recommends Gaffney Be On Ballot in McSweeney v. Gaffney Petition Challenge

Don’t have time to make this more than a raw copy of the Hearing Officer’s report to the Illinois State Board of Elections, but thought readers might be interested in its contents. BEFORE THE ILLINOIS STATE OFFICERS ELECTORAL BOARD David … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren Out of Case Seeking Special Prosecutor to Investigate Allegations of “Felony Theft, Official Misconduct and Misappropriation of Funds”

Zane Seipler won a victory over former employer Sheriff Keith Nygren Thursday. Nygren is the man who fired Seipler and against whom Seipler ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary election almost two years ago, plus filed a wrongful termination action … Continue reading

Tryon Huntley Fish Bowl Draws McHenry, Kane and Cook County GOP Officials

What does one do when one has no announced opponent for State Representative? You know you have to keep raising money, because the Republican GOP Leader in Springfield tries to assess you for thousands to use in marginal races. ($2,500 … Continue reading

Weekend Political Action at Crystal Lake Expo

Saturday there was no doubt that the political action hot spot in McHenry County was the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Expo. The Algonquin and Nunda Townships’ Republican activists staffed a booth where the head of the Algonquin Township Central … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Republicans Select Leaders

The fourth generation of a Cary political family has stepped to the fore to lead the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. Rebecca Lee, daughter of Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller and County Board member Anna May Miller, was elected … Continue reading

Merry Christmas at the Miller Home

You can bet there will be thanks and rejoicing at the Miller household in Cary this Christmas. That’s because 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer dumped the Cary Police charge of obstruction of justice charge. It resulted from … Continue reading