Spring Grove Election Results, Referendum Fails

The election results for the Village of Spring Grove can be seen below: Winners were Randy Vinyard incumbent Jim Anhalt Ron Kopke Losing were Ryne Powell Steve Bishop Ted Trzaskowski The other election was a referendum to impose a police … Continue reading

County Considering Cutting Number of Board Members by One-Third, Running in Single-Member Districts

8:30 Tuesday morning, the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee will consider a resolution for an advisory referendum to cut the size of the Board by one-third. There are now twenty-four members elected from six districts. The advisory referendum intends the … Continue reading

As MCCD Plans for Referendums, County Board Pulled Back into Tax Hike Fight

The McHenry County Legislative Committee will make a second run at securing support for Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay’s tax hike bills for the McHenry County Conservation District Thursday. The meeting is at 8:30 AM in the Administrative Building. On … Continue reading

Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum

When the last new pipeline went through McHenry County, opponents convinced the Illinois Commerce Commission that the pipeline should not have condemnation power. The frosting on the opponents’ arguments was a paper by a University of Chicago Nobel Prize winning … Continue reading