How To Figure Out How Many Signatures Are Needed to Run as an Independent for Township Office

Part of several of the challenges to Independent petitions filed against current McHenry Township officials who were appointed or elected as Republicans, but who were not nominated at the Township Republican Caucus, was whether the Independents had enough petition signatures. … Continue reading

Craig Adams Arguments for Kicking GOP McHenry Township Clerk Candidate Dan Aylward Off the Ballot

McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams filed a complaint against the candidacy of Dan Alyward, nominated without opposition at the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee Caucus. Adams, who is running as an Independent for the job to which he was appointed … Continue reading

McHenry Township Electoral Board Arguments on Removing GOP Trustee Candidates

In making its decision on whether the Republican Party Caucus-selected candidates for McHenry Township Trustee should be allowed to stay on the ballot, the discussion among the Electoral Board members included the following. Echoing what McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman … Continue reading

Republican Candidates for McHenry Township Clerk & Trustee Kicked Off the Ballot

In what reminded me of the wrestling tag team matches I used the watch as a kid, two McHenry Township Electoral Boards voted to remove the GOP caucus-nominated Republican Party candidates for Township Clerk and Trustee from the April 4th election … Continue reading

McHenry Township Electoral Boards Make No Decision, Except to Delay

Various configurations of the McHenry Township Electoral Board, configured carefully by Township Attorney James G. Militello III to avoid direct conflicts of interest, met over a four-hour period on Wednesday. Arguments were made on two cases, one brought by Township … Continue reading

Steve Verr Claims Craig Adams Has Too Few Petition Signatures

Besides attacking Township Supervisor Craig Adams’ Independent petitions on the basis that Adams is not an Independent, Republican opponent is saying that Adams has too few signatures. In the third count of his objection, Verr points out that 355 valid … Continue reading

Steve Verr Says Craig Adams Should Be Off the Ballot as Independent Because He Did Not Resign from the Republican Party

McHenry County Republican Party candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor Steve Verr has filed a 51-page challenge to the appointed Township Supervisor Craig Adams beinf on the ballot as an “Independent.” It contains three counts, the first of which was published … Continue reading

GOP McHenry Township Supervisor Candidate Steve Verr Challenges Petitions of Incumbent Supervisor Craig Adams, Appointed as a Republican, But Running as an “Indpendent”

The petition filing of appointed McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams have been challenged by Republican Supervisor candidate Steven Robert Verr. Verr writes that he is filing the challenge “because of his sincere, abiding and straightforward desire of seeing to it … Continue reading

Commentary on McHenry Township GOP Caucus

The following letter from McHenry’s Laura Lewis was published in the Northwest Herald Saturday and is re-published here with permission of the author: No Raucus Caucus I went to the McHenry Township Republican caucus the other night because I support … Continue reading

Steve Verr, Steven Koerber Head McHenry Township GOP Slate Preferred by Precinct Committeemen

The McHenry Township Republican Party held a caucus to select April candidates at the McHenry VFW on Tuesday night. McHenry Township GOP Chairman Steve Verr was nominated Township Supervisor 3,966 to 1,508 votes for McHenry Grade School Board member Erik … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Hammerand Holds Fundraiser

On my way to McHenry County Board member John Hammerand’s fundraiser, I saw another Liberty Outdoor billboard advising voters who vote for Democrat Jack Franks that they are voting for House Speaker Mike Madigan to continue his reign over the … Continue reading

State Chairman Addresses McHenry County Republicans

Tim Schneider, the new Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party revved up the troops, Tuesday night at the Woodstock VFW. Stan Bond, the State Central Committeeman from the 14th Congressional District (Randy Hultgren’s) and Brian Colgan, Peter Roskam’s 6th District Committeeman … Continue reading

Steve Reick Holds Fundraiser at Plum Garden

A fundraiser was held for Republican candidate for State Representative Steve Reick‘s Thursday night. The site was Plum Garden, the restaurant owned by Perry Moy, a prior opponent of Democrat Jack Franks. Photos that have been sent me indicate that the … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading

Bianchi’s Big Donors

Thursday night, McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi announced his candidacy for a third four-year term. Distributed was “A Special Thanks to all of our Sponsors” leaflet.  It contained a list of contributors of $250 or more. Two people gave … Continue reading

Hb 2354 Video Shows Disappointment, Pleas for Changing of Mind and Promises of Opposition

Not only did McHenry County Pro-Lifers spend last mid-Saturday demonstrating outside in the cold on Route 47 in front of Democrat Jack Franks’ office, but they gathered somewhere to speak to him and McHenry County Republican State Rep. Mark Beaubien … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A County Fair Booth

I try to post a religious message each Sunday. This one may not seem like one to you until you learn what it’s connected to. It’s McHenry’s St. Patick’s Church. When I stopped by, Karen and Steve Verr were manning … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A County Fair Booth

I try to post a religious message each Sunday. This one may not seem like one to you until you learn what it’s connected to. It’s McHenry’s St. Patick’s Church. When I stopped by, Karen and Steve Verr were manning … Continue reading

Fred Wickham Wins County GOP Committee Treasurer Post 2-1

It was a foregone conclusion that State Rep. Mike Tryon would replace McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew as chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. And he did. By acclamation. McHenry Township’s Kathy Kuchta was, too. As was Chemung’s … Continue reading