CL High School District Votes 6-1 to Approve FRG TIF

While we were on vacation, Crystal Lake High School Board 155 approved a Tax Increment Financing District in Fox River Grove. Over ten years ago, McHenry County Blog’s first article was one critical for the Crystal Lake City Council’s proposal … Continue reading

Scott Vetter Views the Johnnie Thomas Contract Renewal/Bonus Meeting of the District 155 High School Board

Crystal Lake Republican Precinct Committeeman attended last night’s meeting of the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education. Here’s what he took away: Johnnie Thomas Gets Contract Extended Two Years Last night the D155 School Board addressed the … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

Dan Wilbrandt Fundraiser

While your McHenry County Blogster cowered from the cold last night putting up banner ads for Circuit Court candidate Demetri Tsilimigras and State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally, a Friend of McHenry County Blog was taking photos and gathering the information … Continue reading

Rosemary Kurtz Keeps Campaign Promise to Be Fiscal Conservative

I noticed that the Northwest Herald did not report the vote on the three-years of 4% raises passed by the Crystal Lake High School Board on Tuesday night. The vote was 6-1. Newly-elected Rosemary Kurtz was the only one to … Continue reading

McSweeney: Beware of “Grand Bargain”

State Rep. David McSweeney was the main speaker at the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee’s free pizza and soft drink party held at Galati’s Hideaway in Cary Saturday evening. After telling of having two bills ready for action on the … Continue reading

Teachers’ Union Elects Two of Three to Crystal Lake High School Board

Teachers at Crystal Lake High School District had three candidates they wanted to elect. They were Amy Blazier Brian Pelz Adam Guss They succeed in placing two out of three on the District 155 Board, plus one they most wanted … Continue reading

Rosemary Kurtz Gains First Ballot Position in District 155 Race

Already the prohibitive favorite in the contest to fill three Crystal Lake High School Board posts, former State Rep. Rosemary Kurtz got a further boost from the removal of the only person ahead of her on the ballot. Candidate Gerald … Continue reading

Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability Elicits Endorsement for Molly Walsh from MCC Board Member Ron Parrish

A press release from Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability: “Since he endorsed two candidates in a race where there are three open seats, we asked current MCC Trustee Ron Parrish who he would endorse for the third. He emphatically responded, … Continue reading

Dee Beaubien Officially Kicks Off Independent Campaign for State Representative against Dave McSweeney

Jewel Pavilion in Barrington’s Citizens Park was pleasantly packed when Dee Beaubien spoke to friends and supporters about the Independent candidacy that she seeks to mount against Republican Party nominee David McSweeney, also of Barrington. Staking out her leadership of … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Raises Campaign Funds for County Board Race

For the second Thursday night in a row, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria was the site of a Republican event.  More sales tax revenue for my revenue-starved Village of Lakewood was one of my thoughts. Last week, it was for State Senate … Continue reading

Joe Stefani as a Potential Candidate

Two years ago a 27-year old named Joe Stefani was elected to the Algonquin Library Board. He used direct mail. And, he knocked on a lot of doors. In the meantime, Stefani has gotten a minor league baseball team off … Continue reading

Republicans Hold Play Day Fundraiser

Yesterday was one of the biggest fundraisers for the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. My guess is that parking along the road during previous golf outings has led to the “No Parking” signs there now. Time was that late comers … Continue reading

Kirk Dillard Woos McHenry County Women

Billing himself as the only non-millionaire in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, State Senator Kirk Dillard spoke to mainly women at Crystal Lake’s 1776 restaurant Tuesday morning. He related having received this advice from his former boss, … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Holds Fund Raiser

In one of the first county board fund raisers of the year, McHenry County College Board member Donna Kurtz gathered supporters at The Cottage at the corner of Crystal Lake Avenue and Brink Street Thursday night. Kurtz is running to … Continue reading