Jack Franks’ Backers Target County Board Member Chuck Wheeler

Despite having made a countywide and two County Board District mailings a new Political Action Committee calling itself “Illinois Integrity Fund” still has not filed its existence with the Illinois State Board of Elections. A  post card attacking District 4 … Continue reading

Commenter’s Take on Some County Board NWH Interviews

Camp Lake spent time listening to Northwest Herald interviews of some running for the McHenry County Board in the Republican Primary Election. Here are his/her reactions: Listening to the NWHerald interview: *Ersel [Schuster] is honest in that the tax decrease … Continue reading

NorWest Republicans Release Questionnaire – 4

This is the fourth page of the NorWest Township Republican Organization’s questionnaire to all County Board candidates running in its territory (Districts 4 and 6), plus the office of County Clerk. It was sent to all candidates.  The ones missing … 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

NorWest Republicans Relese Questinnaire – 3

The NorWest Republican Organization have solicited answers from County Board and County Clerk candidates.  Today, McHenry County Blog publishes its third page: ­Question Schuster Brettman Wheeler Miller Tirio D-6 D=6 D-4 Treas. Clerk   24. Law to prohibit future elected … Continue reading

Premium Illinois Taxpayers’ Group Names Michele Aavang & Larry Smith “Taxpayer Villains”

A press release from Jim Tobin’s Taxpayers United of America: TUA Exposes Two McHenry Tax Villains McHENRY COUNTY—Taxpayers United of America today named McHenry County Board members Michele Aavang and Larry Smith “Taxpayer Enemies,” and asked their constituents to make an … Continue reading

Heading Toward Huntley

Drove down Sunday to the Huntley Park District building for coffee and cake event sponsored by District 6 County Board candidates Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster, plus County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras. From the signs … Continue reading

John Jung and Lesli Melendy Team Up in District 5 County Board Race to Defeat Michael Rein

Incumbent John Jung and challenger Lesli Melendy have teamed up to know incumbent Michael Rein off the McHenry County Board. Rein is the only one in District 5–whether Democrat or Republican–who challenges McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks (D-Marengo). … Continue reading

Slate Promoted in Mailing on West Side of County

Here’s a mailing promoting the candidacies of the following candidates: For Governor – Jeanne Ives For Judge – Demetri Tsilimingas For County Clerk – Joe Tirio For County Board – Orville Brettman & Ersel Schuster In the referendum to abolish … Continue reading

Pop-Up Committee Reminiscent of Committee that Attacked Steve Reick Mails

Something called the “Illinois Integrity Fund” from 2815 Forbs Avenue in Hoffman Estates, 60192, seems to be the dark money source for those opposing Jack Franks’ push toward total control of McHenry County government. Looks a lot like the “Government … Continue reading

John Jung Draws Both McHenry County Board Salary and Pension

Long-time McHenry County Board member John Jung is being paid not only by the McHenry County Board, but but by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for past service. During the Fiscal Year ending in November, 2017, Jung’s compensation was $43,282.80. That … 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