New Hires in Countywide Offices That Changed Hands

Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute is the originator of the “Personnel is policy” Law. (His “laws” can be found here.) The Institute conducts all sorts of training courses, including for campaigns, Who a new officeholder hires may be an … Continue reading

County Money-Saving Possibilities

There was a very, very long McHenry County Board Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday. I went to encourage its members to encourage Governor Pat Quinn to veto the Pam Althoff-Karen McConnaughay-Mike Tryon bill to allow the McHenry County Conservation District … Continue reading

GOP Sends Pitch to District 6

The McHenry County Republican Party has mailed a postcard to residents in the Western part of McHenry County. Presumably similar mailings will arrive in the rest of the county. There is no contest for County Board in District 6 with … Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Candidate Speaks to Algonquin Township Republicans

The first attempt at fundraising by newly-elected Republican Township Chairman Demetri Tsilimigras was a success. Party faithful and guests gathered at d’Andrea’s Banquet Hall to hear Republican Lt. Governor candidate Evelyn Sanguinetti. Sanguinetti told her life story, beginning as a … Continue reading

Republicans Recruting Candidates for Local Office

This press release below from local Republican Party is too narrowly headlined. It is aimed at any Republican planning to run for any local office. All of those on the ballot next spring are non-partisan, but the actions of those … Continue reading

125 at Bill Prim Pig Roast

Selecting about the most northwest venue in McHenry County–the settlement of Lawrence northwest of Harvard–Republican candidate for Sheriff Bill Prim had a good crowd. One estimated the turnout at about 125 people at the House of Lawrence. In her introduction … Continue reading

Prim Woodstock Fundraiser

Last Thursday Bill Prim’s campaign for McHenry County Sheriff held a fundraiser at the Red Mill Inn. This has been a place frequented by Sheriff’s Deputies since 1966-1970 Sheriff John Carroll bought the place. Now it’s owner is fully on … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Parade

With the new roundabout in Downtown Johnsburg, I parked north of the Community Club and walked toward the refreshment area. The first sign of politics was a Steve Reick sign on the back of a big red pickup. At the … Continue reading