Michael Rein Kicks Off District 5 County Board Campaign with Nov. 9th Fundraiser

A friend of mine got the fundraising invitation for November 9th for a newcomer to McHenry County politics–Michael Rein. The Doctor of Chiropractic invites supporters to join him Wednesday night at Stage Door Left next to the Opera House in … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Votes on Salary Hikes

There was “a Scribner’s error” in the county offices’ pay hike resolution some argued.  It passed October 18th. In that first vote, County Board members voted 19-4 to raise County Board salaries to $21,500 per year.  That’s about where all … Continue reading

Marc Munaretto Seeking to Replace Ken Koehler as County Board Chairman

Multiple sources have confirmed that the man who placed third in the contest to be named McHenry County Board Chairman is running again. The vote in 2008 was sixteen for Ken Koehler, six for Barb Wheeler and two for Marc … Continue reading

County Board Gives SportsPlex, Baseball Stadium, Wonder Lake Dredging More Time to Borrow Money

Led by Finance Committee Chairman Marc Munaretto, the deadline to have borrowed the money allocated by the McHenry County Board under the subsidized Federal Stimulus Program was extended until the end of December for three projects previously approved: $15 million … Continue reading

Dorr Township Republican Turnout

Earlier I calculated and posted the percentage turnout in the February 2nd Republican primary election for each precinct in Algonquin Township Grafton Township and Nunda Township The figures are not for the percentage that voted in all primary elections; rather, … 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

First McHenry County Board Member Not Up for Election Files ALAW Conflict of Interest Form

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has received its first completed conflict of interest form from a county board member not up for election. Her name is Virginia Peschke and she represents District 5. In addition, another candidate for … 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

The McHenry County Board’s Gambling Debate – Part 3

This is the fourth article on Tuesday’s gambling debate at the McHenry County Board. Click to find who voted how and for Part 1 and Part 2. Having failed to alter the agenda to allow a Tuesday up or down … Continue reading

Cook County Deputy Sheriff and Former Lake in the Hills Trustee Candidate Apparently Running for Sheriff

22-year Cook County Deputy Sheriff Michael Mahon is apparently running for McHenry County Sheriff on the Democratic ticket. I say “apparently” because I haven’t seen his petitions, as did Woodstock Advocate‘s Gus Philpott last Sunday, and I haven’t yet made … Continue reading