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

Contested Precinct Committeeman Candidate Sends Out Postcard

Contests for Republican Precinct Committeeman are few and far between. This year there is a repeat of a three-way race in Seneca 1. R Mark Gummerson, who won the seat in 2012 from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster (also running for … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade

Two previous posts have focused on the beginning of the parade, where all the village officials rode in Thunderbirds, and on the biggest contest in McHenry County, the race for Sheriff. After the Johnsburg Village Board members, the first politician … Continue reading

Women Rule on McHenry County Board Committee Assignments

After the election of officers, the new McHenry County Board Chairman (woman, what’s she want to be called?) appoints one person from each District to a Committee on Committees. That’s the committee that recommends who should be put in what … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Members May Have Signaled Intention to “Tax to the Max” Again

Getting as much money out of taxpayers is pretty much the goal of every tax district official, from school board member to township trustee. To do that, boards need to ask for more than the increase in the Cost of … Continue reading

Mixing Democrat Jack Franks among the Republicans at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade

Regular readers will know that I go to parades to read political tea leaves. Perhaps the biggest insight was that Democrat Jack Franks was in the middle of the Republican floats. Whether deliberate or not, it surely sent a mixed … Continue reading

More Votes Appearing in District 4 County Board District Show Bob Mertens in 4th Place, instead of Linda Murphy

Last night when I did the story about McHenry County Board’s District 6, the numbers showed that the three incumbents were winning, plus Linda Kvidera Murphy. Take a look: Having not a clue what happened between then and when the … Continue reading