The County Board Winners Get Sworn In

There are so many aspects of the December 5th McHenry County Board meeeting that there will be stories coming for a while. One that was overshadowed by the activies of newly-elected Chairman Jack Franks was the swearing in of the … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 1

The Sunday before the election I was wondering where the Democrats mail was. You may remember that McHenry County’s Democratic Party accepted some big checks ($32,400 to be precise) from a very, very liberal Chicago millionaire in mid-October and then gave … Continue reading

McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Endorsements

The following endorsement mailing came from the Pro-Life Victory Committee, the political arm of Right to Life, McHenry County. Those endorsed in McHenry County follow: Donald Trump – President Peter Roskam – 6th District Congress Randy Hultgren – 14th District … Continue reading

Taxpayers Protest at McHenry County Treasurer’s Office

Having served as McHenry County Treasurer as a child (1966-70), it bothers me a bit that taxpayers are not protesting at school board meetings or signing up to run for school board, where most tax dollars end up once they … Continue reading

NWH Features Election Upsets

An article summarizing the upsets in the Republican Primary Election ran in the Northwest Herald today. Written by Kevin Craver, its headline is Fighting the Status Quo, County voters send establishment a message in Illinois primary Featured on the front … Continue reading

Gasser Writes Constituents about Election

This letter from McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser was sent to 3,900 addresses: Mr. Andrew Gasser 112 Grove Ave, Fox River Grove McHenry County Board District 1 Friends, Neighbors, and Constituents, I am writing you to tell you about … Continue reading

Anti-Anna May Miller Piece Delivered

A post card pointed out that McHenry County Board member Anna May Miller is a “double dipper” has arrived in District 1 mail boxes. It was sent by McHenry County Republicans for Better Government, the same Political Action Committee that … Continue reading

Tom Wilbeck Sends Second Mailing in County Board Election Campaign

District 1 McHenry County Board candidate Tom Wilbeck, a former reform member of the McHenry County College Board, send out his second post card this week. It ties him to MCC Board and former District 26 Grade School Board member … Continue reading

ALAW Endorses County Board Candidates

Patricia Kennedy, President of the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water sends the following information: ALAW Endorsements for County Board: The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water (ALAW) endorses the following candidates for County Board: Tom Wilbeck, District 1 Jeffrey Thorsen, … Continue reading

Mailed Sample Ballot Arrives

I haven’t noted this year that the post office continues to play the role of precinct worker. Think of how much dedicated manpower that candidates would have to have if all the post cards and other literature you receive in … Continue reading

Chance to Meet Candidates and Eat Pulled Pork in CL Tonight

In one of his few appearances in McHenry County U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Primary Election opponent James Marter will join local candidates at the Crystal Lake Rib House on Route 176 (across from Countryside). The cost is pegged for the event … Continue reading

Tom Wilbeck’s Signing Taxpayer Protection Pledge Earns Endorsement

The following letter was sent to District 1 McHenry County Board candidate Tom Wilbeck from Jim Tobin’s Tax Accountablity organization: I thank you for signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge and making the commitment to support economic freedom by working to decrease … Continue reading

County Board Pensions and Health Insurance

There were two questions asked of all candidates who participated (only Mary McCann did not) in the McHenry County League of Women Voters candidates’ forums for County Board: Pensions (and insurance the second time around) Homelessness I’ll deal with the … Continue reading