Opposition to McHenry High School and McHenry City Tax Hike Bond Referendums Shows Up in Mailboxes

The committee to hike taxes in McHenry High School District 156 got $2,000 from each of the car dealers in McHenry, so they are rolling in cash. Until now, no opposition has reared its head except, McHenry County Board member … Continue reading

McHenry County Farm Bureau Contributes $1,250 to County Board Candidates

The McHenry County Farm Bureau Political Action Committee has made $250 contributions tothe following  five County Board candidates: Joe Gottemoller John Jung Carolyn Schofield Larry Smith Chuck Wheeler The contributions are misidentified as “expenditures,” rather than “transfers.” The fund has … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

Reflecting on Character Assassination

From the keyboard of former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Character Assassination – DC to McHenry County Many lessons could be learned from witnessing the US Senate Hearings on, now “Justice” Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. What began … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

Jack Franks Gets to Appoint Another Repubican County Board Member

With the resignation of McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox to assume Pam Althoff’s State Senate seat, there is a District 4 vacancy on the County Board. The replacement has to be a Republican and be approved by the County … Continue reading

Tax Fighter Chuck Wheeler’s Fund Raiser Monday Nigth in Johnsburg

When McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler ran for the County Board four years, he pledged to lower taxes. Now, he is leading the charge against the McHenry High School District’s and City of McHenry’s efforts to hike taxes. His $25 fundraiser is … Continue reading

Video/Audio Still Missing at Midnight, Jack Franks’ Cover Up Continues

McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler emailed Deputy County Administrator Scott Hartman at 12:18 this morning that access to the contents of yesterday’s Committee of the Whole meeting was still not available to the public. Here is his email: Mr. … Continue reading

Republicans on Parade in Johnsburg

After the Libertarian Party entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade came a long line of Republicans. Flags came first. An elephant drew attention to signs. More flags on a float on which Republican party Chairman Diane Evertsen cn … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Chuck Wheeler Opposes Tax Hike Referendums in McHenry

From McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler: Chuck Wheeler on McHenry Referendum Questions First the City of McHenry placed a referendum on the November ballot to fund a $30 million water park and rec center. As if that’s not enough, … Continue reading

Politics at the McHenry County Fair

I made my annual trip to the McHenry County Fair Saturday afternoon looking for political aspects. Coming in the back of the only air conditioned building, I saw the McHenry County Citizens for Choice. Next was the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

Ray Brown Signs for Certified Letter Sent to Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Hoffman Estates Mailing Address

The allies of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used the “Illinois Integrity Fund” as its name in attack pieces aimed at Republican Primary Election opponents of  the Democratic Party office holder. Attacked by this anonymous source were County Recorder, … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Moving West for New Challenges

It was October, 2014, that Michael Hill took over the reins of the McHenry County Health Department. Now he is about to assume the helm as Director of the Health Agency in San Luis Obispo County, California, which is north … Continue reading

How GOP Committeemen Voted in the County Convention

In a massive step toward transparency, newly-elected Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen has released who voted for Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary at Wednesday’s Rep;ublican Central Committee Convention.  (Treasurer Rachael Lawrence was elected by acclamation.) Plane Alan ALD 1 260 … Continue reading

Three Women, One Man Elected to Lead McHenry County Republicans

Four elected officials have been selected to lead the McHenry County Republican Central Committee for the next two years. They were all from the coalition put together four years ago when Sandra Salgado won the chairmanship. Elected Chairman to replace … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Running for Vice Chairmanship of GOP Central Committee

McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler, re-nominated despite opposition from allies of Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks is seeking the Vice Chairmanship of the County Republican Party. Two post cards have been sent to Precinct Committeemen in his campaign. … Continue reading