Grafton Township Republican Turnout

Continuing a series of Republican turnout in the February 2nd primary election, we now turn to Grafton Township. Previously, precinct results for Algonquin Township have been previously  published. As in Algonquin and Nunda Townships, all Grafton Township precincts had contests … Continue reading

Carolyn Schofield Gets Watershed Ordinance Recognition Resolution on City Council Agenda

At election night’s Crystal Lake City Council meeting, City Councilwoman Carolyn Schofield, elected last year, took the lead in getting a resolution on the agenda at tomorrow night’s meeting asking for recognition of the city’s Watershed Ordinance by county government. … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Bans Video Slot Machines 13-10-1

OK. I was wrong. I predicted last night that the McHenry County Board would approved what proponents insist on calling video poker. But, this morning social conservatives on the board pulled off a 13-10-1 victory. That was with the help … Continue reading

Borrow, Borrow, Borrow

Thanks to the Northwest Herald for assigning Kevin Craver to cover the county board. He writes today of the Finance Committee’s recommendation that the McHenry County Board vote to borrow $60 million on the Federal “come.” FREE MONEY TIME All … Continue reading

New $3.5 Million Grafton Township Hall Up to Judge Michael Caldwell

I ventured into the courtroom of McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell yesterday to hear arguments over whether the Grafton Township Board should be allowed to build a new $3.5 million (plus over $1.5 million in interest) township hall and garage … Continue reading

Grafton Township Electors Vote “No” Before They Vote “Yes” on New Township Hall

No one ever said that Democracy was supposed to be neat and tidy and Tuesday night’s annual Grafton Town meeting certainly was messy. The Huntley Police were in an adjacent parking lot just in case there was more trouble than … Continue reading

Newly Elected McHenry County Board Members Sworn In

In these photos you can see Judge Michael J. Sullivan swearing in the eight McHenry County Board members who took office on Monday. From left to right are Randy Donley (R-Union), Jim Heisler (R-Crystal Lake), John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake), Virginia … Continue reading

Newly Elected McHenry County Board Members Sworn In

In these photos you can see Judge Michael J. Sullivan swearing in the eight McHenry County Board members who took office on Monday. From left to right are Randy Donley (R-Union), Jim Heisler (R-Crystal Lake), John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake), Virginia … Continue reading