Recent GOP Committeemen Appointments

It’s been a while since I looked for new appointees to the McHenry County Republican Central Committee by new-elected Chairman Sandy Salgado. Here’s what I found: ALGONQUIN 3 – Mickey Barnas (Resigned 7/27/14) ALGONQUIN 3 – Nate Gainer (Appt 7/27/14) … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Spending Less

I asked the Sheriff’s Department to compare expenditures this year with a year ago. Business Manager Sandy Salgado compared expenditures for December, January and through the 20th of February for 2014 and 2015. The amount spent was $1 million less … Continue reading

Republican Party’s Fourth Quarter Finances

In the run up to the fall election, the McHenry County Republican Party spent $33,708.29 to elect its candidates. On October 1st, he GOP started with $37,876.24. $7,550 was donated during the last three months of the year. $33,708.29 was spent … Continue reading

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