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

Democratic McHenry County Board Member Paula Yensen Uses “Slush Fund” to Criticize Joe Tirio, the Same Way the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Did in Anonymous Primary Hit Pieces

Former McHenry  County Board member Ersel Schuster gives her take on the interaction of Republicans on the McHenry County Board with Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks after his strident criticism of Recorder of Deeds (and, more importantly, GOP County … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Cats Paw Election Board Complaints On Monday Agenda

Monday will be the day when the Illinois State Board of Elections makes its decision on whether to approve or deny the complaints that strong support of Jack Franks, Carpenters Union official Ron Eck, made against McHenry County Clerk candidate … Continue reading

Video/Audio Still Missing at Midnight, Jack Franks’ Cover Up Continues

McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler emailed Deputy County Administrator Scott Hartman at 12:18 this morning that access to the contents of yesterday’s Committee of the Whole meeting was still not available to the public. Here is his email: Mr. … Continue reading

Jack Franks Cover-Up of Member Walk Out from Committee of the Whole Meeting Today in Response to His Unfair Criticism of Joe Tirio

Earlier today (2:30), I showed what happened when one clicked on the media” button for the McHenry County Board’s September 13, 2018, meeting. That’s today. Just in case you are just reading this article, here is what showed up: It’s … Continue reading

County Board Members Walk Out of Meeting As Jack Franks Chastizes Joe Tirio

Following up on the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund smear campaign of Joe Tirio after its printer’s loss in court last week, I’m told that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ comments were so off the wall that Board members walked … Continue reading

Republicans on Parade in Johnsburg

After the Libertarian Party entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade came a long line of Republicans. Flags came first. An elephant drew attention to signs. More flags on a float on which Republican party Chairman Diane Evertsen cn … Continue reading

Two Views of the Carpenters Union

The Chicago Sun-Times, now owned by labor unions, ran the following ad on Labor Day: Here’s another view of the union, a photo of Business Representative and Organizer Rondald Eck, who earns $115,373 a year, according to UnionFacts.com. At a heading … Continue reading

Board of Elections Hearings on Complaints Made by Jack Franks’ Supporter This Morning

Ronald Eck, a member of Jack Franks’ fundraising Host Committees in years past filed complaints against Joe Tirio and the McHenry County Republican Party concerning legal fees used to finance the suit against the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund. The hearings … Continue reading

NWH Coverage of Joe Tirio’s Court Date Seeking Subpoena Power to Go After Breaker Press for Identity of Illiinois Integrity (sic) Fund

The headline of this Saturday Northwest Herald article on Thursday afternoon’s suit by Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio against Breaker Press makes me what to read it, if only because it is almost opposite of my own: Judge partially denies … Continue reading

County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Moves Forward Toward Learning Which Jack Franks Allies, aka, Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund, Sent Out Post Cards Calling Him a Crook with a Secret Slush Fund

Judge Kevin Costello put McHenry County Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio one court date away form bring able to find out who is behind the anonymous Illinois Integrity Fund. Thursday afternoon there was a hard-fought battle … Continue reading