McHenry Township Selects Erik Sivertsen as GOP Chairman

The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee elections resulted in both factions getting a seat at the table. Erik Sivertsen was elected Chairman.  My guess is that he was found acceptable to the Jourdan faction because of his opposition to the … Continue reading

Official Paperwork Filed Taking Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Hopefuls Off Ballot

The McHenry County Electoral Board has removed four candidates from the Republican Primary Election ballot; They are Robert M. Gray, challenged by Walter Tynis on his petitions in Nunda 16 Michael Collins in McHenry 5, whose petition was successfully challenged … Continue reading

Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Candidates Soon To Be Removed from Ballot

The petitions of four Republican Precinct Committeemen candidates were challenged as having insufficient valid signatures. Only ten people registered in a precinct need to sign a petition to get a person on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman. Previously, Erik Sivertsen’s … Continue reading

Precinct Committeemen Petition Challenges

There were Republican Precinct Committeeman candidates who had their petitions challenged in two townships McHenry Township\ Nunda Township When that happens, one can usually assume that there is a contest for Republican Central Committee Chairman. The Nunda Township challenges will … Continue reading

Petition Challenges in McHenry County

Here are the candidate petition challenges filed at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s office today: … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School District Fails to Respond to Open Meetings Complaint

McHenry Elementary School District 15 met behind closed doors in a manner which member Erik Sivertsen deemed inappropriate. He filed a complaint with the Public Access Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. The AG’s Office asked for a responsea … Continue reading

Attorney General Probing Erik Sivertsen Complaint about His McHenry Grade School Board Violating the Open Meetings Act

Here’s Assistant Attorney General Matt Hartman reacting to McHenry Elementary School Board member Erik Sivertsen’s complaint about his board’s having held an illegal secret meeting: Ms. Kimbely Qualls President McHenry Elementary School District 15 1011 North Green Street McHenry, Illinois … Continue reading

Taxpayer Candidates for McHenry Grade School Board Holding Corkscrew Pointe Fundraiser Thursday Night

An announcement about a fundraiser Thursday night for the team of candidates seeking to lower McHenry Grade School District 15 taxes: “We want to lower your taxes vote the lower half of the candidates (appearing third and forth on the … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School District 15 Candidates’ Challenge Teachers’ Slate

Through a combination of resignations and terms ending, there are six spots up for election on the McHenry Grade School Board. Those dedicated to cutting taxes have issued the following palm card: The District 15 ballot looks like this: … Continue reading

Republicans View Presidential Debate at McHenry Moose Lodge

McHenry County Republicans gathered in Johnsburg at the Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I had a family affair and couldn’t make it. Fortunately, Kelly Liebmann sent some photos. Lots of candidates were … 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

McHenry Grade School Member Alerts Public of Expensive Tuesday Meeting

A message from McHenry Grade School Board member Eric Sivertsen: On Tuesday night at 7:15 District 15 will be holding a public hearing at the district office on Green St. The plan is to transfer $6.5 million from the Transportation … Continue reading

Township Republicans Reorganize

Four more McHenry County Townships elected officers to lead Republican Party efforts for the next two years. First up was Nunda Township. There was not vote as candidate Nick Provenzano withdrew his candidacy in favor of Joe Gottemoller’s. Mark Daniel, … Continue reading

Johnsburg GOP St. Pat’s Event May Turn into Steve Reick Rally

With all the hit pieces this past week against Steve, Reick, the real Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination for State Rep., it occurs to me that the McHenry Township Republican Party’s St. Patrick Day Meet & Greet and … Continue reading

Sivertsen Comments on Fabrik Subsidy Request

McHenry Grade School District 15 Board member Erik Sivertsen commented recently on the subsidy that Fabrik requested.  It follows: The [property tax] abatement proposal was on the agenda for one of the D15 meetings. The committee that had placed it there, … Continue reading

By 5-2 Vote McHenry Grade School Board Taxes to the Max

Add McHenry Elementary School District 15 to that list of tax districts planning to take as much money out of local taxpayers’ pockets as state law allows. The legal publication for the public hearing about the proposed levy said the … Continue reading

MCC Trustee Applicants Being Interviewed Revealed

Tonight’s the night when the six McHenry County College Trustees are interviewing applicants for the board vacancy created when Tom Wilbeck, elected a bit over two years ago, resigned due to moving a little bit out of the district. The … Continue reading

Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team

The vote was 12,153 to 8,703 in the contest between McHenry County Board member Sandra Salgado and Mark Daniel, Vice Chairman of the Republican Central Committee and Chairman of Nunda Township’s Central Committee. A victory margin of 3,450 votes. (Each … Continue reading