Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page … Continue reading

A Quadruple Whopper from “Illinois Integrity Fund”

Dark Money Mud Slinging Now Includes Former State Rep. Despite former State Rep. Cal Skinner being awarded custody of his daughter after the alleged incident, the slander seems to surface every election. The allegations on the libelous mailer received yesterday … Continue reading

Short and Sweet Resolution Making McHenry County Primary Election Legal

Despite McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellans opinion that the Clerk has sole authority over elections, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks had the below resolution added to the county board’s Monday regular meeting agenda. Squeaking in under the 48 hour … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Comments on Polling Location Changes, Cites State Statute

The following comment was posted by McHenry County Recorder and candidate for County Clerk, Joe Tirio under previous blog post Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan: This story was brought to my attention and I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

“Illinois Integrity Fund” Goes for Triple Crown in Latest Attack Mailer

“Dark Money” Fuels Additional Hit Pieces on Republican Primary Candidates Yet another hit piece against Joe Tirio spreading lies of secret slush funds, patronage hires and taxpayer-funded vacations was in the mailbox today. The Illinois Integrity Fund has sent out … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Sends Letter on Behalf of Candidates Being Attacked by Jack Franks’ Allies

Here is a letter that District 6 McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster is sending to prospective voters. It has the advantage of being stuffed with relevant information about the election. It has the disadvantage of having a lot of … Continue reading

Group Trying to Defeat McHenry County’s Only Black Elected Official Calls His Supporters “Racists”

Only readers of McHenry County Blog have any idea of the sleazy mailings being put out by Jack Franks allies in an attempt to defeat those who dare question Jack Franks’ efforts to have total control of County government not … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 5

This is the fifth page of questions from the NorWest Republican Organization.  All McHenry County Board candidates in the area were sent questionnaires. It appears there are questions as to who received the NorWest questionnaire. Here is the content of … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Tirio for County Clerk

Against an invisible opponent who filed for bankruptcy the day she filed for the Repuboican nomination for County Clerk, the Northwest Herald endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe for County Clerk. It probably helped that Tirio fulfilled his 2016 … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 4

This is the fourth page of the NorWest Township Republican Organization’s questionnaire to all County Board candidates running in its territory (Districts 4 and 6), plus the office of County Clerk. It was sent to all candidates.  The ones missing … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Relese Questinnaire – 3

The NorWest Republican Organization have solicited answers from County Board and County Clerk candidates.  Today, McHenry County Blog publishes its third page: ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D=6 D-4 Treas. Clerk   24. Law to prohibit future elected … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 2

Here is the second page of answers to questions that were sent to all candidates: ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D-6 D-4 Treas. Clerk 11. Reforms to Workmen’s Compensation insurance which will lower premiums? yes yes yes yes … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Joe Tirio for County Clerk, Tiffany Davis & Robert Wilbrandt for Judge

The Chicago Tribune endorsed two men running for countywide office in McHenry County: Tiffany Davis for Judge Robert Wilbrandt for Judge Joe Tirio County Clerk You can read the endorsements below: … Continue reading

Local Pro-Lifers Offer Endorsements

The McHenry County Pro-Life Victory Fund has issued its endorsements to its Pro-Life mailing list. Getting the boost were the following: Congressmen Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox McHenry County Clerk Joe Tirio McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Heading Toward Huntley

Drove down Sunday to the Huntley Park District building for coffee and cake event sponsored by District 6 County Board candidates Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster, plus County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras. From the signs … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Candidate Questionnaire Results – 1

All candidates were sent questionnaires by the NorWest Republican Organization. The questions and replies on the first page follow (other pages will be published one a day): ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D=6 D-4 Treas. Clerk 1. Elimination … Continue reading

Slate Promoted in Mailing on West Side of County

Here’s a mailing promoting the candidacies of the following candidates: For Governor – Jeanne Ives For Judge – Demetri Tsilimingas For County Clerk – Joe Tirio For County Board – Orville Brettman & Ersel Schuster In the referendum to abolish … Continue reading