Republicans Gather at CL’s Pablo’s to Raise Money, Meet Candidates

Nelwy-elected Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Glen Swanson hosted a fundraiser at Pablo’s in Crystal Lake Thursday night. The entrance fee was $35 apiece. There were no cut rates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. Legislators attended. State Senator Dan McConchie and … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Asks about Mike Walkup’s McHenry County Board Law and Government Committee Absences

Not quite sure what brought me to the June 4th minutes of the McHenry County Board’s Law and Government Committee minutes, but this paragraph under “Member Comments” caught my attention: Mr. Wilcox noted this is the fifth committee meeting that … Continue reading

Craig Wilcox Kicks Off Fall State Senate Campaign with Bull Valley Golf Club Fundraiser

Hosted by Gary Rabine at the Bull Valley Golf Club, State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox kicked off his fall campaign Thursday night. Rabine characterized Wilcox as the “smartest [McHenry County] Board member” in the Board room. Although he supported Jeanne … Continue reading

County Board Members Use Letter Against Township Abolition by Referendum Bill to Try to Scuttle Bill

Below is the letter that McHenry County Board member and former Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns circulated among his colleagues. All signed it but Yvonne Barnes, Michael Rein and Craig Wilcox. The letter, addressed to the State Senate, was handed … Continue reading

Santa Claus Is Not a Name on John Reinert’s Senate Petition

Have to admit I misunderstood the email that McHenry County Board member and State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox sent out describing what happened on the second day of opponent John Reinert signature checking in Springfield. I thought Wilcox was saying … Continue reading

Challenge of John Reinert’s State Senate Petition Signatures Being Judged by State Board of Elections

After the first of what appears to be a two-day process, challenges to signatures on John Reinert’s petitions for State Senate are largely being upheld. Examined first were a hundred or so petitions passed by what might be characterized as … Continue reading

John Reinert’s State Senate Petitions Challenged By Steve Verr

No details yet, but the Illinois State Board of Elections reports that a challenge to the State Senate petitions of McHenry County Board member John Reinert has been filed by McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman Steven Robert Verr. Reinert is … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Personal Agenda & Secret Legal Opinion Trumps State’s Attorney’s Opinion re Committee Chairman’s Control of Committee Agendas – Part 2

The Committee then proceeded to complain about the lack of availability of meeting agenda packet information to Committee Chairman Aavang . MIchele Aavang, chairing the meeting, agreed that agendas have not been readily available in a timely fashion. She also stated she … Continue reading