Could Leverage Over Other Countywide Elected Officials Be the Reason Jack Franks Wants County Board Governor Power?

Since State Rep. David McSweeney shared with the Northwest Herald part of the contents of his bill to reshape McHenry County government by providing Chairman Jack Franks with line item veto power, albeit with a Board veto override power to … Continue reading

Janice Dalton’s Missing Postage Report, Mary McClellan’s Spending for Judge Race

When former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton ran against McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio in the Republican Primary Election last year, she made a joint mailing with McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, who was a candidate for Judge. … Continue reading

Evertsen Calls Out Woodstock Independent for Comparing Joe Tirio to a Porn Star

Published in the Woodstock Independent, this letter to the Editor from Diane Evertsen is republished here with the author’s permission: Gentlemen: As adults we are responsible to cultivate in our children the need to have principles and standards, without which … Continue reading

Evidence that Joe Tirio GOP Primary Opponent Janice Dalton Might Know More about the Illinois Integrity Fund Than She Told the Judge

A year ago, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was running against former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton. Dalton didn’t have much of a campaign if one leaves out the smear pieces from Jack Franks’ allies calling themselves the … Continue reading

“John Doe,” Claiming to be Part of Illinois Integrity Fund, Asks to Join Case Against Jack Franks’ Ally’s Printer to Seek Minimum Contempt of Court Penalty

The court case that Joe Tirio has filed against Breaker Press, the printer of postcards designed to nominate GOP opponent Janice Dalton County Clerk and, non-coincidentally, help the fall campaign of Democrat Andrew Giorgi, gets stranger and stranger. The suspense … Continue reading

The Document with Which County Clerk Joe Tirio Renounced His Salary for Being Recorder of Deeds

Here is how McHenry County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio is avoiding being a double-dipper: JOE TIRIO’S RENUNCIATION OF COMPENSATION AND ALL BENEFITS FOR MCHENRY COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS WHEREAS: A core value of fundamental importance to Joseph … Continue reading

The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 3

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 2

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 1

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

Commenter Mark Weighs In on Election Problems

From long-time, recently-returned commenter Mark: I vote to keep the approximate 24,000 vote discrepancy issue public until a more detailed answer is provided. Hopefully the McHenry County Republican party is digging into the issue and will provide a more detailed … Continue reading

Comment from One Named “In Favor of All Paper Ballots”

More commentary on McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s conduct of the fall election: Re: “McClellan discovered early Thursday afternoon that the county election website had not updated with early voting numbers.” Another flat out lie by the “bully”. The Clerk … Continue reading

Looking at County Board Vote Jumps after “Lost” Vote Found

Here is a comment from “KnownExtremist:” There appears to be a clear anomaly in the ACOSTA vote gain after the addition of the early and mail in votes when compared to other candidates in both his own District 5 and … Continue reading

Skillicorn Calls for Audit for McHenry County Elections

A public official with no personal stake in the outcome has called for an audit of the vote counting by McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan. State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, who was unopposed  in Tuesday’s election, issued the following press release: … Continue reading