John Jung Running for County Board in District 5

Former McHenry County Board member John Jung is gearing up for another try. Jung was defeated by Lake in the Hills Village Trustee Paula Yensen last fall. She won by 1,223 in the hard-fought battle. I have long contended that … Continue reading

Bianchi and Peschke Endorse Rossi for Grafton Township Supervisor

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and McHenry County Board member Virginia Peschke have endorsed John Rossi for Grafton Township supervisor. This despite multiple reports that Rossi, the immediate past Grafton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman endorsed pro-choice Democrat Paula … Continue reading

Bianchi and Peschke Endorse Rossi for Grafton Township Supervisor

McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and McHenry County Board member Virginia Peschke have endorsed John Rossi for Grafton Township supervisor. This despite multiple reports that Rossi, the immediate past Grafton Township Republican Central Committee Chairman endorsed pro-choice Democrat Paula … Continue reading

“Reward Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies”

I had heard the rumor that McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler had told those thinking of voting against him that such action would result in their not getting a chairmanship. If true, Koehler, re-elected in early December over challengers … Continue reading

“Reward Your Friends, Punish Your Enemies"

I had heard the rumor that McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler had told those thinking of voting against him that such action would result in their not getting a chairmanship. If true, Koehler, re-elected in early December over challengers … Continue reading

Newly Elected McHenry County Board Members Sworn In

In these photos you can see Judge Michael J. Sullivan swearing in the eight McHenry County Board members who took office on Monday. From left to right are Randy Donley (R-Union), Jim Heisler (R-Crystal Lake), John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake), Virginia … Continue reading

Newly Elected McHenry County Board Members Sworn In

In these photos you can see Judge Michael J. Sullivan swearing in the eight McHenry County Board members who took office on Monday. From left to right are Randy Donley (R-Union), Jim Heisler (R-Crystal Lake), John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake), Virginia … Continue reading

Details of the Selection of the McHenry County Board Chairman

As you learned yesterday, McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler handily defeated two challengers. In a 16-6-2 vote Koehler beat Barb Wheeler, the head of the county board’s Planning and Development Committee, and Marc Munaretto, chairman of the board’s Finance … Continue reading

Details of the Selection of the McHenry County Board Chairman

As you learned yesterday, McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler handily defeated two challengers. In a 16-6-2 vote Koehler beat Barb Wheeler, the head of the county board’s Planning and Development Committee, and Marc Munaretto, chairman of the board’s Finance … Continue reading

Dems Press for Two County Board Seats

As expected, that hole in dike has manifested itself in District 5, where Republican turned Democrat Lake in the Hills trustee Jim Kennedy picked off Perry Moy two years ago. With 59% of the vote has counted, Paula Yensen is … Continue reading

Dems Press for Two County Board Seats

As expected, that hole in dike has manifested itself in District 5, where Republican turned Democrat Lake in the Hills trustee Jim Kennedy picked off Perry Moy two years ago. With 59% of the vote has counted, Paula Yensen is … Continue reading

Peschke Campaign Appears

In the parts of McHenry County I have been, only one Republican candidate has been invisible. Long-time county board candidate Virginia Peschke, who can be counted upon to be an independent thinker and actually ran against Ken Koehler for McHenry … Continue reading

Peschke Campaign Appears

In the parts of McHenry County I have been, only one Republican candidate has been invisible. Long-time county board candidate Virginia Peschke, who can be counted upon to be an independent thinker and actually ran against Ken Koehler for McHenry … Continue reading

The “What Do You Want to Accomplish Question?” in A-LAW Questionnaire

This is the third installment of McHenry County Board candidates’ answers to the joint McHenry County Defenders and Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s county board answers to their questionnaire. The topic today is the goals of the candidates. Only … Continue reading