Employee Christmas Present Fleece Jackets from County Clerk Mary McClellan That Former Auditor Pam Palmer Refused to Pay with Tax Dollars

In January of 2017, McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan presented County Auditor Pam Palmer with bills for fleece jackets. Palmer refused to pay them. The bills, totaling $663.20 from Marengo’s Hyperstitch, Inc., are below: Here’s is Palmer’s explanation of what … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk’s Online “Sample Ballot Locator” Down for Maintenance

No Sample Ballots Currently Available Two stories about primary ballots posted on McHenry County Blog prompted readers to seek out information on the County Clerk’s website. Sample Ballots for March Primary Not Available on County Clerk’s Website Headline Sparks Response … Continue reading

Robocall in Circuit Judge Race Yesterday

Robocall Asks Select Residents Seven Questions A friend of McHenry County Blog sent me information on a robocall they received yesterday. As best as their memory allows, here were the seven questions: Will you vote in the primary election March … Continue reading

NWH Features Bankruptcy Petition of McClellan Choice for County Clerk Successor

The Northwest Herald features a story on one of the Republican candidates running for the party nomination for McHenry County Clerk–Janice Dalton, also known as Janice Jones. Dalton filed for bankruptcy, making her financial dealings fair game for the newspaper. … Continue reading

Still Another Anti-McClellan Post by McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC

The McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC, which has not filed identification papers with the Illinois State Board of Elections, has posted another article criticizing McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan. McClellan is foregoing a run for re-election to seek the much higher … Continue reading

Post-Christmas Negative Piece on Mary McClellan

The McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC, run by person or persons unknown, sent out another negative email about McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan the day after Christmas. Featured this time was information about a suit published (only) >on McHenry County Blog. … Continue reading

Fifth Hit Piece Against Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan about Sanctions

It’s a long time until the March Primary Election, so I am perplexed why all the negative messages are being rolled out so early. Again Monday, the anonymous Political Action Committee calling itself McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC has published another … Continue reading

Fourth Negative Email about Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Ethics

Here is the fourth in a series of emails sent to at least Republican Precinct Committeemen by an unknown group calling itself the McHenry Judicial Ethics PAC. Because it has not spent or raised $5,000, the Political Action Committee does … Continue reading

Orville Brettman Attacks Mary McClellan’s Polling Place Consolidation

McHenry County Board candidate Orville Brettman, running in District 6 as a Republican, has produced a graphic attacking Republican County Clerk Mary McClellan’s plan to drastically consolidate polling places. The graphic is being distributed on Facebook. As reported before, this … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Precinct Polling Place Consolidation Plan Brings Republicans and Democrats Together

During Public Comment at Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting, County Clerk Mary McClellan came into harsh criticism from both a Democratic and a Republican Party Precinct Committeeman. First up was long-time Barrington Hills Republican Precinct Committeeman Lou Anne Majewski. Having … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading