The GOP State Convention

A couple of dozen McHenry County Republicans went to the Illinois Republican Convention in Peoria last weekend. The U.S. Senator Mark Kirk wing of the party seems to have stacked the Platform Committee. It voted to get rid of the … Continue reading

Jeff Thorsen to Lead Grafton Township GOP

McHenry County Board member and candidate Jeff Thorsen was sworn in as the new Chairman of the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee. He replaced Paul Serwatka, who nominated him. Brief discussion was held regarding whether to hold a primary election … Continue reading

Dems Announce Secret Meeting Choices for Office

As predicted, the name of the Democratic Party’s candidate for State’s Attorney was announced in the Northwest Herald. The name didn’t make the headline on either page 16 or page 17. The headline was Democratic Party chooses candidates for several … Continue reading

Jim Durkin Supports Steve Reick in Johnsburg

Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin came to the Johnsburg Community Club to make a pitch for nominating Steve Reick in the Republican Primary Election on Tuesday. The event was sponsored by the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee, chaired by … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endoses Members of Both GOP Factions

In a first for a legislator in McHenry County, unopposed State Rep. Barbara Wheeler has mailed out an endorsement piece. While I reside in her district about as far south as one can live and still have her on my … Continue reading

Hultgren Holding Fundraiser March 9th

The following invitation to a fundraiser on March 9th at 31 North Banquets in McHenry for Congressman Randy Hultgren has been forwarded by McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally’s Fundraiser

Back on January 26th, McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally held a fundraiser at Turnberry Country Club.  I had to hurry off to the League of Women Voters’ County Board Districts 4, 5 and 6 Forum, so missed the … Continue reading

The Crowded Republican Christmas Party

OK, so this is way late. But the night of the McHenry County Republican Christmas Party had two events. That night there was the Christmas party at McHenry’s Marzano’s on Route 31 and a rock em, sock em, meeting of … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado: Republican Party “Behind Steve Reick 100%,” GOP Primary Opponent Backs Jack Franks

A statement from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: The seat for our Illinois House, District 63, currently occupied by Jack Franks, will be Republican November 2016. There are two individuals on the primary ticket, but only one is … Continue reading

Hot Contest Expected for GOP Committeemen Slots

As those who follow Republican politics know, the Establishment was outworked by those grouped around McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the last Primary Election. Not only did Bill Prim narrowly beat Establishment-endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Zinke, but … Continue reading

GOP Airport Fundraiser Successful

At the first Lake in the Hills Airport hanger fundraiser, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado featured State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka in one of her last public appearances. This year, Salgado eschewed big names and asked her brother … Continue reading

GOP Racking Up Some Large Pre-Event Donations

The McHenry County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser is being held at a hanger northeast of the Lake in the Hills Airport on Thursday from 6-8 with an entry fee of $50 unless one is a Precinct Committeeman, in which case, … Continue reading

Governor’s Day at the State Fair

Some McHenry County stalwarts went to celebrate Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair yesterday. Chairman Sandra Salgado attended both the rally at the County Chairmen’s Association meeting. The difference in size between the Governor and his Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti … Continue reading