State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 10 – Three Highest Priorities

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of their three highest priorities. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 9 – Health Care, State-Run Health Insurance

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of health care, including whether candidates favored a state-run health insurance plan. And the candidates had a minute to … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 8 – Term Limits

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of Term Limits. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 7 – Protecting Students from Gun Violence

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of how to protect students from gun violence. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 6 – Campaign Contributions

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of campaign contributions. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 5 – Budget Shortfall

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of  what to do with the State’s budget shortfall. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 4 – Real Estate Taxes, Cap or Reduce, How Finance Schools & Libraries

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the question of whether property taxes should be capped or reduced and “how do you propose to help schools and libraries–two … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 3 – Abortion

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized. My notes are below: 32nd District Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 2 – Recreational Marijuana

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to whether the use of marijuan for recreational use should be legalized. I did not take verbatim notes, by the way. … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 1 – Taxing Retirement Income

Rather than staying up late tonight to write a comprehensive article on the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats, I think I’ll do separate articles on varioius questions. First up, whether they would tax … Continue reading

Democrats on Parade in Johnsburg

When I started writing the article on Jack Franks parading in Johnsburg, I mis-titled it “Democrats on Parade.” It wasn’t until I looked at the pictures following his that I realized the highest ranking Democrat had separated himself from other … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 11 – Mary Mahady

Following State Senate Candidate Nancy Zettler was State Senate candidate Mary Mahady. The Democrat is currently in her second term as McHenry Township Assessor. She is opposed by Republican Craig Wilcox. … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board Slashes Salaries of Supervisor, Road Commissioner, Assessor and Clerk

Salaries of current McHenry Township officials are as follows: Supervisor – $68,677 Highway Commissioner – $76,179 Assessor – $67,677 Clerk – $13,009 Trustees – $100 per meeting Over the four years they are in office each office, but the Trustees, … Continue reading

McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady’s Margin of Error Is 19.21%

McHenry Township Assessor has turned in her fourth year of real estate assessments and they show a margin of error of 19.21%. The margin of error, called the “Coefficient of Dispersion” by the Illinois Department of Revenue, measures how uniform … Continue reading

Realtor Terry Pounds Comments Negatively on McHenry Township Assessments

Realtor Terry Pounds offered the following commentary on a property tax relief bill that State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced Saturday: House Bill 358 permanently freezes property tax rates in Illinois for all units of government beginning in tax year … Continue reading