Tryon Endroses

State Rep. and former McHenry County Republican Party Chairman has sent an email offering his endorsements in the Primary Election.  It follows: Early voting for the March 15 Primary Election begins today at locations throughout the county. Locations and times … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Endoses Members of Both GOP Factions

In a first for a legislator in McHenry County, unopposed State Rep. Barbara Wheeler has mailed out an endorsement piece. While I reside in her district about as far south as one can live and still have her on my … Continue reading

NWH Gives Recorder’s Nod to Joni Smith, Endorses Joe Tirio’s Idea to Eliminate Election of Recorder of Deeds

Former Nunda Township Trustee Joni Smith is celebrating today. The Northwest Herald endorsed her candidacy for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds. “Smith is the most prepared to hit the ground running,” the Editorial Board writes, but urges her “to shrink … Continue reading

Dan Wilbrandt Fundraiser

While your McHenry County Blogster cowered from the cold last night putting up banner ads for Circuit Court candidate Demetri Tsilimigras and State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally, a Friend of McHenry County Blog was taking photos and gathering the information … Continue reading

Sparks Fly about Joe Tirio’s Idea of Abolishing the Recorder of Deeds as an Elective Office

The two women who seek to become Phyllis Walters’ replacement as McHenry County Recorder of Deeds ganged up on Joe Tirio to denigrate his idea to merge the office with the County Clerk’s office. Tirio said erasing the elected official … Continue reading

Joni Smith Picks Up $2,000 from Local 150, $1,000 from Title Company

McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joni Smith has scored two contributions of a thousand dollars or more during the final quarter of 2015. The first was $2,000 from the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 PAC. The second was … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 4

We move on to one of the larger and certainly most impressive political candidate entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade today. It was upon me before I realized it was coming, as you can see from the first … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Running for Recorder

The biggest surprise of the Republican Party’s fundraiser Thursday night occurred when McHenry County College Board member Karen Tirio asked me to sign her husband’s petition. “What for?” I asked. “Recorder of Deeds,” she replied. Two women have already announced … Continue reading

Joni Smith Sets Fundraiser

Monday, September 21st, is the date set by McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joni Smith for a $60 5:30 to 7:30 Port Edward fundraiser. Listed on the Host Committee are Phyllis Walters, the current Recorder of Deeds State Rep. … Continue reading