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

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

Tirio Rebuts Hit Piece, e.g., “I haven’t hired four cronies (I haven’t even hired four regular people!)”

Under the article showing the hit piece a previously unknown Political Action Committee (“Illinois Integrity Fund”) has sent out, McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, who is currently Recorder of Deeds, left the following comment: For the record: – I … 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

Auditor Pam Palmer Gave Thumbs Down to Mary McClellan Request for Reimbursement for Parade Candy

Not only has McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan been denied reimbursement for fleece coats given to employees for Christmas presents, but former County Auditor Pam Palmer refused to approve parade candy and magnetic signs for reimbursement. A photo below shows … 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 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

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