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

McClellan’s Revised Election Totals Show Underwood Winning McHenry County 50.1% to 49.9%

After supposedly fixing her election night screw-up McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan posts 14th congressional district results showing Democrat Lauren Underwood outpolled Republican Randy Hultgren by two-tenths of one percent. … Continue reading

Johnsburg Community Club Polling Place Using Paper Ballots

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s new voting machines are malfunctioning in Johnsburg, as well as Crystal Lake. Reports from the Johnsburg Community Club say that people are voting on paper ballots, instead of by machine. At least if there is … Continue reading

Inoculation by Litigation

Prior to the Primary Election allies of Jack Franks sent scurrilous postcards against Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Clerk. The beneficiary in the GOP Primary Election was the former Clerk of the … Continue reading

Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Identity Postponed Until December

McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio was in court today again in a suit against Breaker Press. That is the printer of the smear pieces claiming he had taken a vacation using a “slush fund,” as well as hired “cronies” … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Says He Will Serve as Both Recorder and Clerk, If Elected; State’s Attorney Says It’s OK

A press release from Joe Tirio: If elected, Tirio agrees to serve as Recorder without pay until offices are consolidated WOODSTOCK, IL – As election day looms near, some are asking what will happen to the Recorder’s office if Tirio … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk

The Chicago Tribune has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk. “He kept his word” jumped out of the endorsement to me. There is only one endorsement for McHenry County because the Democrats challenged none … Continue reading

Tax Accountability Endorses Tirio for Second Office

A press release from McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio: Joe Tirio gets Tax Accountability Endorsement from Taxpayers United Joe Tirio, current County Recorder and Candidate for County Clerk, has just been awarded the Tax Accountability Endorsement from Jim Tobin of … Continue reading

Reflecting on Character Assassination

From the keyboard of former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Character Assassination – DC to McHenry County Many lessons could be learned from witnessing the US Senate Hearings on, now “Justice” Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court. What began … Continue reading

Tax Accountability Endorses Joe Tirio for County Clerk

The political arm of Jim Tobin’s tax fighting group, Tax Accountability, has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for County Clerk. September 10, 2018 J o e T i r i o 720 S. Eastwood Dr., #153 Woodstock, … Continue reading

County Clerk Employees’ AFSCME Union Contract Up for McHenry County Board Consideration on October 16th

The McHenry County Board will consider approving a contract between the County Clerk’s Office and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) at its October 16th meeting. Here is the resolution that will be considered: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING … Continue reading

Paula Yensen’s Comments on Recorder’s Automation Fund : Schuster’s Notes vs Delayed Recording

After being chided in a comment under her article about Paula Yensen’s having used the term “slush fund” to describe the Automation Fund in Joe Tirio’s Recorder’s Office, former County Board member Ersel Schuster wrote the following: My Mom and … Continue reading