Will Parking Be Tight at Tonight’s GOP McHenry VFW Meeting to Nominate Shannon Teresi?

With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune running articles about the McHenry VFW’s Queen of Heaths raffle, plus an expected youth baseball game, the parking may be scarce for the 7 … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Gets GOP Fall Ballot Nod for McHenry County Auditor

On Tuesday, Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi was voted Board to serve out the remaining months of retired County Auditor Pam Palmer’s term by the McHenry County Board. She was nominate by Democratic Party Board Chairman after GOP members made it … Continue reading

GOP Will Pick Fall Auditor Candidate Wednesday

Five people applied for the post of McHenry County Auditor, which became vacant when Pam Palmer retired. Tuesday McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will offer the name of Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi as Palmer’s replacement through the rest … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bows to GOP Wishes That Shannon Teresi Be Appointed County Auditor

Shortly after McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer annpunced her retirement, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks appeared in a Northwest Herald article announcing that he wanted to abolish the office. In the same article former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

MCC Currently Has No Internal Auditor in Place

Internal Auditor Processes Never Approved by MCC Board A FOIA request to MCC for “Any reports or docments written by Nancy Gonsiorek regarding internal auditing while Gonsiorek was working for/with MCC prompted the following response by FOIA officer Christina Haggerty: … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Seeks Support in Campaign to Replace Pam Palmer as County Auditor

The top person in the McHenry County Auditor’s Office after the retirement of Pam Palmer on January 5th is Shannon Teresi. Palmer’s replacement will be appointed by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. His only restriction is that the person … Continue reading

Retired County Auditor’s Top Assistant Shannon Teresi Announces Candidacy for Fall Election

A press release from former McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer’s top assistant: SHANNON TERESI, A SHINING EXAMPLE OF GOOD GOVERNMENT, RUNNING FOR THE MCHENRY COUNTY AUDITOR POSITION [CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 2018]— Shannon Teresi, a Republican candidate and Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Campaigning for County Auditor Appointment

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer resigned last month. Her top assistant was Shannon Teresi, the woman now running the office. She has an impressive resume, published previously. Last night she attended McHenry County Board member Michael Rein’s Woodstock fundraiser. That’s … Continue reading

Five Applicants Vying For Open County Auditor Position

2 Men, 3 Women Apply A friend of McHenry County Blog sent a FOIA response with details on the applicants for the Auditor position that Chairman Jack Franks is seeking to fill. Candidates seeking the nomination are: Nancy Gonsiorek, CPA … Continue reading

Second Candidate for County Auditor, Shannon Teresi, Certified Fraud Examiner, Surfaces

Candidates’ Opinions Differ On Abolishing the Auditor Monday was the last day interested persons could email their resume and cover letter to County Board Chairman Jack Franks for a chance at filling the Auditor position. CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner … Continue reading

Why do We Need a County Auditor?

From McHenry County Board candidate Ersel Schuster: Auditor’s Position in McHenry County Board Chairman’s Crosshairs Is it my imagination; or, have you also noticed the number of irresponsible, inappropriate actions of our county board since the first chairman was elected … Continue reading

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 Auditor Pam Palmer Announces Retirement

In the boxes of McHenry County Board members before last night’s meeting was a letter from County Auditor Pam Palmer announcing her retirement. You can read it below: She has selected January 5th to leave office. My understanding of the … 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

Jack Franks Seems to Be Saying that If He Can’t Have a Pension as County Board Chairman, No Countywide Officials Should Get One

Appearing apparently from the head of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is a resolution for next Wednesday’s Human Resources Committee that would end pensions for all countywide officials. Franks certainly wants citizens to think that he led, whether he … Continue reading

Campaign Finance Report Time

Campaign Disclosure Reports are not due to the State Board of Elections until midnight April 15th–Friday night. But, having just finished my quarterly torture, I started looking for reports from other local committees. Jack Franks, now running for only one … Continue reading

Biography of Cal Skinner, Sr. – Part 7 – Running for County Auditor, Precinct Committeeman, Calling the Meeting that Led to McHenry County College Copy

In honor of the anniversary of my father’s 100 birth year, I continue this series about his life: In 1963, my mother and I attended the Illinois Crime Commission’s summer hearings held in the old county board room at what … Continue reading