Retired County Auditor’s Top Assistant Shannon Teresi Announces Candidacy for Fall Election

A press release from former McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer’s top assistant: SHANNON TERESI, A SHINING EXAMPLE OF GOOD GOVERNMENT, RUNNING FOR THE MCHENRY COUNTY AUDITOR POSITION [CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 2018]— Shannon Teresi, a Republican candidate and Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Campaigning for County Auditor Appointment

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer resigned last month. Her top assistant was Shannon Teresi, the woman now running the office. She has an impressive resume, published previously. Last night she attended McHenry County Board member Michael Rein’s Woodstock fundraiser. That’s … Continue reading

Five Applicants Vying For Open County Auditor Position

2 Men, 3 Women Apply A friend of McHenry County Blog sent a FOIA response with details on the applicants for the Auditor position that Chairman Jack Franks is seeking to fill. Candidates seeking the nomination are: Nancy Gonsiorek, CPA … Continue reading

Comparing McHenry County Property Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 1

CPI Increase Totals 33% – McHenry County Property Taxes Increased Over 75% A friend of McHenry County Blog compiled the information explaining McHenry County Taxes in correlation to the Consumer Price Index. The McHenry County Chairman and some candidates for … Continue reading

Second Candidate for County Auditor, Shannon Teresi, Certified Fraud Examiner, Surfaces

Candidates’ Opinions Differ On Abolishing the Auditor Monday was the last day interested persons could email their resume and cover letter to County Board Chairman Jack Franks for a chance at filling the Auditor position. CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner … Continue reading

Why do We Need a County Auditor?

From McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster: Auditor’s Position in McHenry County Board Chairman’s Crosshairs Is it my imagination; or, have you also noticed the number of irresponsible, inappropriate actions of our county board since the first chairman was elected … Continue reading

Jack Franks Reaching into Middle School

Below you can see what consummate politician Jack Franks is presumably doing with his political money: He’s sending “certificates” congratulating junior high school students for making the Honor Role. Good way to get favorable name identification. … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board Alumni Caucus Likely on Next McHenry County Board

Chris Christensen was the first person who had served on Cary Grade School District 26 to serve on the McHenry County Board. He was appointed to replace Nick Provenzano when Provenzano resigned to become the District honcho for Congressman Randy … Continue reading

Valley Hi Daily Room Rate Increases — Another Broken Promise From Jack Franks

The content creator of has updated the website with a new posting on the increase in Valley Hi room rates.–Another-Broken-Promise-By-Lying-Jack-Franks This item could not have been placed on agendas without Chairman Jack Franks’ approval. Minutes from the December … Continue reading

NWH Poll Shows Opposition to Jack Franks’ Legislative Power Grab

The Northwest Herald doesn’t tell how many people answer their daily questions, but last Friday the question was What do you think of the proposed bill that would give the McHenry County Board Chairman the power of appointment? The results … Continue reading

Lakewood Does Better at Permanent Tax Cutting Than County Government and Algonquin Township, But Half of Next Year’s Tax Cut Can Be Reinstated

Lakewood’s Village Board voted to cut next year’s property taxes by 10%, but half of the cut can be reinstated next year. Five percent was unanimously voted to be cut from the tax levy. That is a permanent cut equal … Continue reading