“Out of Towner” Reflects on Election Results

Here is an analysis by a commented calling him/herself “Out of Towner:” Re: “Democratic Party candidates for Congress won McHenry County.” Due to the efforts of [Kristina] Zahorik and McHenry County Committeemen or due to what a Politician can do … Continue reading

Election Results from Five Crystal Lake Precincts

Five precincts vote at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. 1,164 people voted on election day in Algonquin Township Precincts 7, 13, 19, 25 and 36. Here are the totals by office, Republican listed first, that I thought … Continue reading

Inoculation by Litigation

Prior to the Primary Election allies of Jack Franks sent scurrilous postcards against Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Clerk. The beneficiary in the GOP Primary Election was the former Clerk of the … Continue reading

Cal Skinner’s Algonquin Township Precinct 7 Endorsement Letter

Here is the letter that I am taking to residents of my precinct: Cal Skinner Republican Precinct Committeeman Home with the tree house on Lake Ave. 459-3506, [email protected] It’s time to look at who is running for office and figure … Continue reading

Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Identity Postponed Until December

McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio was in court today again in a suit against Breaker Press. That is the printer of the smear pieces claiming he had taken a vacation using a “slush fund,” as well as hired “cronies” … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Says He Will Serve as Both Recorder and Clerk, If Elected; State’s Attorney Says It’s OK

A press release from Joe Tirio: If elected, Tirio agrees to serve as Recorder without pay until offices are consolidated WOODSTOCK, IL – As election day looms near, some are asking what will happen to the Recorder’s office if Tirio … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk

The Chicago Tribune has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk. “He kept his word” jumped out of the endorsement to me. There is only one endorsement for McHenry County because the Democrats challenged none … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

Tax Accountability Endorses Tirio for Second Office

A press release from McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio: Joe Tirio gets Tax Accountability Endorsement from Taxpayers United Joe Tirio, current County Recorder and Candidate for County Clerk, has just been awarded the Tax Accountability Endorsement from Jim Tobin of … Continue reading

Reflecting on Character Assassination

From the keyboard of former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Character Assassination – DC to McHenry County Many lessons could be learned from witnessing the US Senate Hearings on, now “Justice” Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. What began … Continue reading

Tax Accountability Endorses Joe Tirio for County Clerk

The political arm of Jim Tobin’s tax fighting group, Tax Accountability, has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for County Clerk. September 10, 2018 J o e T i r i o 720 S. Eastwood Dr., #153 Woodstock, … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

County Board Candidate Lori Parrish’s Fundraiser

Overlapping McHenry County Board candidate Carolyn Schofield’s fundraiser Tuesday evening at Crystal Lake Brewing was one for Lori Parrish at the Bulldog Ale House. I met Parrish’s running mate, Joe Gottemoller, coming out of the establishment on his way to Schofield’s … Continue reading

League of Women Voters County Clerk & State Rep. Candidates’ Night Thursday at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has combined the County Clerk’s and the State Rep.in one candidates’night. The McHenry County College event will be held at 7. Running for County Clerk are Joe Tirio Andrew Georgi Running for State … Continue reading

Paula Yensen’s Comments on Recorder’s Automation Fund : Schuster’s Notes vs Delayed Recording

After being chided in a comment under her article about Paula Yensen’s having used the term “slush fund” to describe the Automation Fund in Joe Tirio’s Recorder’s Office, former County Board member Ersel Schuster wrote the following: My Mom and … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Carpenters Union Cat’s Paw’s Election Board Complaint Against County GOP Fizzles

Carpenters Union official Ronald Eck, a fervent supporter of Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank, filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections against the McHenry County Republican Party for bad campaign financing reporting. Specifically, that … Continue reading