Both Party’s Chairmen Retiring

April 18th will be an interesting night. That the date both the Republican and Democratic Parties will hold conventions to select who whill lead them for the next two years. Long-time Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett is not running for … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Running for McHenry Couynty GOP Chairman

There will be a contest for McHenry County Repyublicanb Central Committee Chairman on Wednesday night at the McHenry VFW at 7 PM. Current Republican Party Secretary Diane Evertsen is being challenged by Nunda Township Precinct Committeeman Mark Daniel. Daniel faced … Continue reading

Jack Franks Wanted to Have Cal Skinner Arrested

We’re back to McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ paranoia. He thinks he is important enough that someone would want to kill him. [Cue canned laughter.] He pretends that he was scared for his life (and his family’s) when a … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Holds Summer Shindig

I’ve been to a couple of former Congressman, now WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s summer and fall political rallies. There were many more cars at this one than any previous event. I took photos of the crowd from the … Continue reading

Women Beat Men for McHenry County College Slots

The only two women running for McHenry County College Board Linda Liddell Diane Evertsen swamped their three male opponents. Liddell was running for re-election. Evertsen, who self-term limited herself to two terms on the McHenry County Board, ran first. Losing … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Endorse MCC Candidates David Schenk & Diane Evertsen

Here is an endorsement from the NorWest Republican Party organization: The NorWest Townships Republican Central Committee urges you to vote on Tuesday, April 4th. These local elections directly impact your property tax bill, meaning your decision to vote – and … Continue reading

Kelly Liebman Teaches Herself Lesson in Uncontested Races, Doesn’t Fill in Her Oval

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent in a copy of the precinct letter she received from Kelly Liebmann in Greenwood Township Precinct 3. Liebmann’s letter informs voters to vote for D200 candidates Barbara Gessert and Susan Handelsman, along with … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

Mailing Arrives from McHenry County College Candidates Diane Evertsen and David Schenk

Into local mailboxes came the following mailing from McHenry County College Board members Diane Evertsen and David Schenk. Evertsen is a former County Board member who stepped down after two terms, as she promised when she first ran. Schenk holds … Continue reading

Daily Herald Endorses Incumbent, Past Member for McHenry County College Board

The Daily Herald, which rarely writes stories about McHenry County College, has endorsed two candidates with past experience as Trustees. Incumbent Linda Liddell was favored, along with former Board member George Lowe. None said they favored raising taxes, although Liddell … Continue reading

Six File for Junior College Board

With filing for local tax district offices having closed Monday, we can look at who is running for what office. McHenry County College saw five people file for Trustee on Monday: Diane Evertsen, Harvard David Schenk, Marengo Thomas Allen, Lakewood … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

County Board Considering Health Coverage Changes

Almost two hours was spent by the McHenry County Human Services and Finance & Audit Committees discussing proposals for next year’s health coverage for non-union employees. At issue was about a $20 million budget item. Under proposals outlined by Cheryl … Continue reading

County Fair Politics and Religion

Took a swing through the McHenry County Fair this afternoon. Figured it would be cooler than tomorrow. Coming in the back door in the best air conditioned building, I spotted the McHenry County Citizens for Choice first. Across the aisle, … Continue reading

Pols on Parade in McHenry – Part 1

Or I could entitle this, “My very hot Sunday at the Fiesta Days Parade.” It started at a reception for Congressman Randy Hultgren hosted by Perry Moy, the owner of Plum Garden. Touring the room, I found lots of Republican … Continue reading