Daily Herald Endorses Wilcox over Malady for State Senate

The Daily Herald has endorsed former Republican McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox, recently appointed to replace Pam Althoff in the State Senate, over Democratic Party McHenry Township Assessor Mary Malady. Here’s part of the endorsement: Mahady would like to … Continue reading

Disappointment with League of Women Voters’ Senate Candidate Forum

When the six candidates running for the State Senate appeared at a forum conducted by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, I submitted a question which was not asked. It asked candidates if they would have another job while … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 11 – Opening and Closing Statements

Coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats concludes with a combination of opening and closing statements by the six candidates.  I was taking photos for a lot of his, so notes are … Continue reading

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 never … 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