“Undervote” for Governor Very Small in Boone, DuPage, Kane & Lake Compared to McHenry

Yesterday, it was pointed out that a good number of votes in McHenry County did not show up in the race for Governor. Bruce Rauner won McHenry County with the following results: A Friend of McHenry County Blog found the … Continue reading

More Election Humor from Bull Valley

Veterans and union members put up this display in support of Congressman Randy Hultgren’s, State Senator Craig Wilcox’ and McHenry County Board members John Jung’s and Michael Rein’s elections this fall. There is also support for the referendum to put … Continue reading

Pritzker Takes Heat on Toilet Removal (“Game of Thrones”) to Avoid Real Estate Taxes

$330,000 is about what billionaire and Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker saved by removing toilets from the mansion he bought next door to his mansion. Today, the paper that discovered the deception, the Chicago Sun-Times, has a delightful headline, … Continue reading

Gubernatorial Campaign Spending Up to $20 a Person

As of today, here are the amounts in play in the campaign for Illinois Governor.  Data accumulated by a Friend of McHenry County Blog. JB Pritzger  $ 60,002,990.86  $     148,574,662.85 Bruce V. Rauner  $ 33,743,178.15  $       78,845,075.75 Sam McCann  $      974,251.00  $         1,623,885.08 Grayson … Continue reading

Capitol Fax Internet Debate Poll Disappears after Libertarian Candidate Comes in First

From a Friend of McHenry County Blog: After NBC’s gubernatorial debate, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax posted an online poll asking the internet who he thought won. The last time I checked the poll, Pritzker was in the mid 40’s, … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading

Buoyed by Almost $13,000 in Pritzker Money, Local Dems Have $19,000 Showing on Campaign Disclosure Reports

McHenry County Democrats have about $19,000 available as the November elections start heating up. The biggest contribution–$11,833.33–came from gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker. It was funneled through the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. Another $1,000 came directly from the … Continue reading

State Rep. Candidate Tom Weber Polls

Typing an article Saturday afternoon, I received an automated poll from, I would guess, Republican State Rep. candidate Tom Weber. Here are the questions/topics: Voting likelihood Party affiliation Satisfaction with direction state is taking Favorability of following candideates Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

Pritzker Visits Mainly Closed Stores in Downtown Crystal Lake Sunday

Downtown Crystal Lake is not a hub of activity on Sundays. About half the stores are closed. Nevertheless, that’s where McHenry County Board Chairman and JB Pritzker endorser Jack Franks decided to steer the Democratic candidate for Governor on Sunday, … Continue reading

Tuesday from 3-4:30, JB Pritzker Will Be at CL Main Beach House

Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker is coming to Crystal Lake Tuesday. The appearance will be at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. It is sponsored by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and you are welcome to … Continue reading

Illinois Democrats Undecided on Governor Choice

“We Ask America” Democratic Primary Poll Places Undecided, Pritzker On Top A phone poll of 811 likely Democratic primary voters conducted January 28th – 30th still leaves question on who will be chosen as the nominee. Progressive hopeful Daniel Biss … Continue reading

A Brief Synopsis at Tuesday’s Democratic Governor Candidate Forum

Coverage From the Media Can Make or Break Any Campaign President Trump’s victory in the primary was fueled with press coverage by a liberal media that thought Trump would fail in the general election against Hillary Clinton. Case in point, … Continue reading