Politics at the McHenry County Fair

I made my annual trip to the McHenry County Fair Saturday afternoon looking for political aspects. Coming in the back of the only air conditioned building, I saw the McHenry County Citizens for Choice. Next was the McHenry County Republican … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 20 – Craig Wilcox

Coming behind McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio in the Republican contingent was State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox. Wilcox is currently finishing the first two years of his District 4 County Board term. If elected State Senator, Democratic Party Chairman … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 5 – Joe Tirio

A group of Republican candidates followed State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s entry.at Crystal Lake’s  Independence Day Parade on July 7th. Republican candidate for County Clerk, current Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was the first one. Next up was a jeep. Walkers … Continue reading

Republicans Gather at CL’s Pablo’s to Raise Money, Meet Candidates

Nelwy-elected Algonquin Township Republican Party Chairman Glen Swanson hosted a fundraiser at Pablo’s in Crystal Lake Thursday night. The entrance fee was $35 apiece. There were no cut rates for Republican Precinct Committeemen. Legislators attended. State Senator Dan McConchie and … Continue reading

Ray Brown Signs for Certified Letter Sent to Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Hoffman Estates Mailing Address

The allies of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used the “Illinois Integrity Fund” as its name in attack pieces aimed at Republican Primary Election opponents of  the Democratic Party office holder. Attacked by this anonymous source were County Recorder, … Continue reading

Looking at Reception of Joe Tirio’s Campaign Slogan “I Won’t Hire My Wife” at Milk Day Parade

Written by Woodstock’s Richard Rostron: Tirio campaign slogan a big hit at parade Except for feminist inclined to misunderstand I had the opportunity to drive a Patriot’s 2005 Corvette in a recent parade. That was awesome to begin with. What … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Sues to Find Who’s Behind Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund

A press release from McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz: Joe Tirio Files Suit to Unmask Illinois Integrity Fund Who is the “Illinois Integrity Fund” that sent our mailers during the primary in March? Joe Tirio wants to … Continue reading

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