Nunda Township GOP Primary Filings

Nunda Township Republicans will have opposition for every office but Township Clerk. There former Township Trustee and unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for Recorder of Deeds Joni Smith has a lock. She is the only candidate. For Township Supervisor, … Continue reading

Republicans Partying at Marzonos on Route 31 South of Gary Lang Auto Group

That’s where local Republican candidates will be gathering with the exception of Steve Reick. His party will be at the Pour House in Downtown Woodstock on the street where the movie theater is located. Allen Skillicorn will hold his party … Continue reading

Another GOP Precinct Letter

Ev Evertsen is the appointed Republican Precinct Committeeman in Hartland Township Precinct 2. Here is his letter: Evert Evertsen 4709 Countryside Ln., Harvard, IL 60033 [email protected] 815-943-3298 Hi! I am your ‘appointed’ Republican committeeman. This precinct is very rural and … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

This T-shirt was worn at the Republican Party’s Presidential Debate Party at the Johnsburg Moose on Monday night, but my intrepid camerawomen didn’t get a shot of it. It is still work sharing, don’t you think? Wearing the tee shirt … Continue reading

Reick: Remap Decision Bodes Poorly for GOP

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s latest post on his web site: Dance Band on the Titanic There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates … Continue reading

Chris Christensen Edges Out Nancy Gonsiorek as Replacement for Nick Provenzano on County Board

The District 3 Republican Precinct Committee exercised real power Tuesday night at GOP Headquarters in the Crystal Lake Plaza. And, it wasn’t a closed meeting like the Democrats have had to slate their candidates. Each Committeeman got to cast votes … 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

Milk Day Parade Shots

My camera is in for an expensive repair, so my motivation for attending Harvard’s Milk Day Parade was minimal. I was interested in how State Rep. Jack Franks would handle being on the ballot for two offices, but not enough … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again

Democratic Party Jack Franks has a great sense of timing. And, as I have told many folks, timing is pretty much everything in politics. Franks pushed for an elected County Executive and ended up with an elected County Board Chairman. … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser’s Team Wins Control of Algonquin Township GOP

There was a long count before the weighted votes of Algonquin Township Republican Precinct Committeemen were reconciled. Election of party leaders is not one Precinct Committeeman, one vote. Each elected Committeeman is allowed to cast a vote that equals the … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Grafton Township

What follows are the results from the only contested Republican Party Precinct Committeeman race in Grafton Township: Grafton 6 Blake Hobson – 150 John Otlewis – 119 Hobson is the county’s representative on the Regional Transportation Authority. … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in McHenry Township

The following precincts had contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman in McHenry Township: McHenry 2 Geraldine Davis – 133 Jeffrey Grubich – 110 McHenry  9 Robert Bob Henry – 134 Stan Mill  – 106 McHenry 13 Mike Rakestraw – 88 Neal … Continue reading

The Contested GOP Precinct Committeemen Races in Nunda Township

Here are the precincts where there were contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman in Nunda Township: Nunda 6 Michael Lesperance – 137 Daniel Laudick – 108 Nunda 14 Patrick Collins – 150 Norman Vinton – 135 Nunda 15 Joe Gottemoller – … Continue reading

Former Riley School Board President and Husband of Township Supervisor Beats Rand Paul Delegate for GOP Precinct Committeeman

In Riley Township there is only one precinct. The winner, by a vote of 367-143 was former Riley Grade School Board President Kurt Schnable. He got 71.4% of the Republican ballots cast for Precinct Committeeman. His wife is Riley Township … Continue reading

Mike Shorten’s Precinct Letter

Nunda Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Shorten is being challenged for Precinct Committeeman by Joe Gottemoller, the McHenry County Board Chairman and candidate for the GOP nomination for the at-large election for that post this fall. After seeing some … Continue reading