A Plea for Single-Member Districts for Local Governments

Active citizen Steve Wilson offers the following lament: Voter Oversight and Span of Control There is a concept in business management called “span of control”. It refers to how many people a paid, full­time manager can reasonably be expected to … Continue reading

Political Stories from the Weekend

Lot’s of political articles over the Easter Weekend: McHenry Aldermanic Candidate Scott Curry’s Literature Matthew Hardt MCC Campaign Piece FRG College Student Janna Wing Works Precinct on Spring Break Lakewood Trustee Campaign Moves to the Internet Two Billboards for WL … Continue reading

No Law Keeps Officials from Revealing What Happens in Secret Sessions

Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdog) has an article laying out the basis for why public officials can talk about what they discuss in Executive Sessions. the title pretty much tells it all: Closed Meetings – The truth about what can … Continue reading

Republican Precinct Committeeman Ryne Powell Running for Spring Grove Trustee

Ryne Powell of Spring Grove is running for Village Trustee in Spring Grove. Powell is also an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman in Richmond 4. Below is his walk card that he is using to canvass.  (If other candidates in McHenry … Continue reading

Ken Tentler Explains His Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Candidacy

Last Thursday night after the McHenry mayoral campaign forum, I met Ken Tentler.  He introduced himself and told me he was running for Village Trustee in Lake in the Hills. To say I was surprised that a LITH candidate would be … Continue reading

Cary Challengers Question Trustees’ Campaign Materials’ ID, Use of Village Resources

From watching Lowe Enterprises sign on Route 14, people know that there is some dissatisfaction there with those running the Village of Cary.  What you see above is just one of messages that has appeared over a several year period. … Continue reading