McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Opponents Officially Surface

Saw my first four by four foot sign in opposition to the consolidation of the McHenry Township Road District into McHenry Township after the 2021 elections. This sign was on Ridge Road south of Wonder Lake just before the “Vote … Continue reading

Court Fails to Take McHenry Township Road District Referendum Off the Ballot

Federal Magistrate Iain Johnston did not grant the relief that McHenry Township Road District referendum opponents sought Thursday. The McHenry native deferred to Circuit Court Judges, all of whom were in Chicago for a meeting. The next court hearing is … Continue reading

NWH Letter Writer Supports Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

First published in the Northwest Herald, this letter to the editor by McHenry’s Elizabeth Kirk is re-published with her permission: Supporting Citizens for Consolidation The part of supporting Citizens for Consolidation I feel the best about is knowing that I … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Opponents File for TRO in Federal Court

Having lost their effort at the Woodstock courthouse to derail the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum, opponents are seeking seeking to derail the vote in Federal District Court in Rockford this morning. The hearing seeking a Temporary Restraining Order … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

Bob Anderson’s Argument for a “Yes” Vote on Consolidating the McHenry Township Road District With the Township

Here’s is the Bob Anderson side of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum question: Did you know when it comes to spending public money, McHenry Township Road Commissioner Jim Condon has more power than Governor Bruce Rauner? Did you … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Sign Vandals Called “Thugs”

From the Northwest Herald, republished her with permission of author Jeffrey Mayer: Time to Consolidate Little things sometimes tell you about the people who are on different sides of an issue. Sometimes both sides of a political debate are composed … Continue reading

Judge’s Uncertainly of Dillon’s Rule Impact on Cancelling McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Leads to Hail Mary Oral Motion by Opponents

The court case seeking to cancel the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board in 2021 was not decided at Thursday’s hearing. After an hour and a half of oral arguments, mainly on behalf of … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Dirty Politics

From the vandalism of this McHenry Township Road District consolidation sign on Ridge Road in Bull Valley, one might think that opponents to the fall referendum are not willing to run an ethical referendum campaign. Or, it may be his … Continue reading

More Accountability Theme of Another Seeking Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

A letter to the Northwest Herald published with permission of it writers Laura Lewis of McHenry Vote yes to consolidate in McHenry Township People need to get educated about the township road district referendum that will be on their ballot … Continue reading

Career Politicians Operating for Benefit of Themselves the Problem with Township Governmnt, Letter Writier Says

A letter to the Northwest Herald from TP Mathews, reprinted with permission of the Wonder Lke man: Consolidation NOT the Answer After reading scores of articles during the last 2 years, I must ask if consolidation is really the answer. … Continue reading

Ending One-Man Rule Reason To Vote for Putting the McHenry Township Road District Under the Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald from McHenry’s Ned Neumann, printed here with his permission: Control, Transparency, and Accountability Sought by Consolidation Advacates The motivation for the referendum in November to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District into the town … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Continues NWH Drumbeat for Township Consolidation

The following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson was published in the Northwest Herald and is reprinted her with his permission: Passage of McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Would Eliminate One Unit of Local Government Wake up Illinoisans, you are … Continue reading

Government Consolidation Urged for More Oversight of McHenry Township Road District

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permisison of its author, Jamie Grubich, who lives in McHenry: OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY ARE KEY, SO CONSOLIDATE NOW To the Editor: Who would not be in favor of a local initiative that … Continue reading

The Silence of the Franks

Jack Franks as State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman has posed as a strong supporter of consolidation of governments. Let’s take a look at his record on the subject. Franks lives in the Marengo area where, probably the only … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Oversight, Not Cost Savings, Goal of Proponents’ of Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted here with permission of Ned Neumannn, its author Cost Savings Not Goal of Abolition of Independent McHenry Township Road District Why do so many seemingly intelligent people read simple things and not understand … Continue reading

Citizen Argues Checks and Balances, Not Tax Savings Reason for Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

The following letter to the Northwest Herald is reprinted with permission of its author: To the editor: Regarding the proposal in McHenry Township to eliminate the road district taxing body and having it taken over by the township board, why … Continue reading