McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading

District 2 Dems Meeting at Pablo’s Friday Evening

From McHenry County District 2 Democrats: District 2 Meeting Friday, August 31, 2018 at 7 PM District 2 will be holding a candidate literature/volunteer training event this Friday, August 31st, at 7:00 pm at Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant located at 230 … Continue reading

More Evidence of Democratic Party Infighting

During June, McHenry County Blog ran the court papers in a suit between progressive and organization Democrats. McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1 McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2 McHenry Democrats Air … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 7

Previous posts have laid out the facts as seen by Plaintiffs Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, who are suing fellow Democrats they label as “Centrists.” The suit was brought by former McHenry County Board and Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Kerri … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 6

The next part of Kerri Barber’s suit against the McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett, his wife Paula Yensen, Party Vice Chair Kristina Zahorik and State Senate candidate Nancy Zettler now moves to the November Central Committee meeting. “In … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 5

The mass removal of Democratic Precinct Committeemen by Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett shows up next in the suit. “On October 17, 2017, Defendant Bisset (sic) removed many precinct committee members, including Plaintiff Barber. “Following these removals, Defendant Bisset held … Continue reading

First Two Days of Precinct Committeemen Filings

There are 212 precincts in McHenry County. Below are the people who have filed for Republican and Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen during the first two days. Algonquin Township ALGONQUIN 7 Republican CAL SKINNER, JR. 275 MERIDIAN ST., LAKEWOOD 60014 ALGONQUIN … Continue reading

Dems Gather for Blood Giving at Pleasant Valley Conservation Area

McHenry County Democrats gathered at the Pleasant Valley Conservation Area west of Lakewood on Pleasant Valley Road mid-Sunday to donate blood to Heartland Blood Centers. There were 30-40 cars in the parking lot. Party Chairman Mike Bissett reported that about … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 3

Continuing to show you the side of the mailing designed by the McHenry County Democratic Party, today we look at the message about District 3 County Board candidates. This piece was delivered to some households, but apparently not to many, … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Appear To Have Been Used as Conduit for Franks Money

Something that has not been seen before happened to the McHenry County Democratic Party recently. It started out October with $18,691.03 in the bank. On October 12th, $10,800 came from Chicago uber-liberal Fred Eychane. On October 17th. the Dems got … Continue reading

Kathy Bergan Schmidt Steps Up to the District 3 County Board Plate

Former McHenry County Board member Kathy Bergan Schmidt has agreed to run for the McHenry County Board in place of Kenneth Miller, who died last Friday. Schmidt served one term, but was defeated when she ran for re-election four years … Continue reading

Dems Meeting Tonight in McHenry to Name County Board Replacement

Because Andrew Breen has withdrawn from the Democratic Party ballot, District 4 Precinct Committeemen have the right to replace him on the ballot. The following email came from Arne Waltmire, a man who ran for County Board there in 2014, … Continue reading

Democrats in Algonquin Parade

Yesterday Republicans in Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade were featured. Today we look at the Democrats. Behind the banner was a young man carrying a “Thank You Bernie” sign, plus one opposed to the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement being pushed by … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Outmaneuvered by Nimble Jack Franks Again

Democratic Party Jack Franks has a great sense of timing. And, as I have told many folks, timing is pretty much everything in politics. Franks pushed for an elected County Executive and ended up with an elected County Board Chairman. … Continue reading

Jack Franks Set to Run for State Rep. & County Board Chairman at Same Time…If No Other “Electable” Candidate

The following was written by First Electric Newspaper publisher Pete Gonigam and graciously shared with McHenry County Blog readers: McHenry Dems Pick State Rep. Jack Franks For County Board Chairman The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee in caucus Sunday picked … Continue reading

McClellan Offers Affirmative Defense

A press release from McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan: ePoll Book Vendor Glitch Leads to 90 Minutes Extra Voting Time; Record turnout generates communication concerns On March 15, 2016, McHenry County experienced a record voter turnout in a Primary with … Continue reading

Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen Elected in 2014

There are precious few who filed a petition with ten signatures and were elected, as you can see below. The number in parentheses represents those voting in the March Democratic Primary Election. They call themselves “precinct representatives,” but the title … Continue reading