McHenry County Judicial Candidates’ Campaigns Top Campaign Spending

$198,075 Job at Stake The Republican Primary Election campaign is winding down for the four people running for a countywide judgeship. Since January 1st, family money has fueling two of the campaigns–that of appointed Judge Robert Wilbrandt and Assistant State’s … 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

Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan

Last Minute Agenda Change to Make Primary Election Valid As reported earlier, state law requires the County Board to approve changes in polling places. County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Oversight May Invalidate Tuesday Election McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, an attorney … Continue reading

Judicial Candidates Mary McClellan and Robert Wilbrandt Appear Before Nunda Township Republicans

The Republican Party of Nunda Township met last Thursday and, while no significant business was conducted, there were enough Precinct Committeemen to have a quorum. There were also guests from outside the township. Two judicial candidates presented their qualifications: Mary … Continue reading

Lawyers Give Mary McClellan 10% Approval Rating for Judge

The Bar Association solicits opinions from lawyers on judicial candidates. The results have been released and McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan received the second lowest rating of any judge on the ballot outside of Cook County. Only Katherine Ruocco of … Continue reading

Will Judicial Candidates Joel Berg, Mary McClellan and Robert Wilbrandt Vote to Allow Cameras in Courtrooms?

Friday, McHenry County Blog reported on the positions of three candidates for judicial posts. Saying they favor cameras in the courtroom were Ray Flavin Demetri Tsilimigras Unwilling to say, “yes,” was Tiffany Davis. Not that it’s a big deal to … Continue reading