Member Comments that Led to Recommendation to Abolish Them

McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser has posted the member comments from the last meeting.  The article containing that may be found here. There addressed the topic of nepotism, which was introduced into the meeting by Joe Alger during the … Continue reading

Supressing the Minority

It is not a secret that the McHenry County Board is split with a majority coalition having supported Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman and a minority having opposed his election. Gottemoller arranged committee appointments so that that majority is … Continue reading

Munaretto Gets Committee Nod for County Real Estate Business

Earlier this morning, McHenry County Blog reported on Marc Munaretto’s real estate firm being the only one to ask to represent the County in property purchases or sales. A Request for Proposal was sent to over a dozen firms, but … Continue reading

County Board Discussing Gun Discharge Ordinance

The Natural and Environmental Resources Committee met March 17 and discussed, among other things, an ordinance to prohibit the discharge of a firearm. Below is the ordinance in searchable form: Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Firearms in Unincorporated McHenry County … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Fall “Host Committee” Features Republican Elected Officials and Wannabe

Republican elected officials preferring Democrats to be in office is pretty common in Cook County, but surprising to find in McHenry County. On the top of State Rep. Jack Franks’ “Host Committee” is McHenry County Board member Michele Aavang. And … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Probes Background of Bob Martens, Tina Hill’s Choice to Replace Sandy Salgado on Public Health Committee

With McHenry County Chairwoman Tina Hill labeling Sandra Salgado’s service on the the Public Health and Human Services Committee “The Epitome of Conflict of Interest,” Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman has written a story entitled, “The Epitome of Conflict … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Public Health Meeting in Crystal Lake Wed. at 9 AM

If the McHenry County Board follows Chairwoman Tina Hill’s recommendation, McHenry’s Sandy Salgado will have been replaced by Spring Grove’s Bob Martens the night before the Board’s Public Health and Human Services Committee meets in Crystal Lake at 9 AM … Continue reading