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

Immigration Demonstrators Miss Opportunity to Take Issue to McHenry County Fall Ballot

Sunday night folks complaining about the country’s immigration enforcement came to Woodstock’s McHenry County Jail. It houses ICE detainees. Within the last year, McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim, who runs the jail, was the topic of suits for refusing to … 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

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1

A fight between McHenry County Democrats calling themselves “Progressives” and McHenry Democrats in control of the Central Committee, labeled “Centrists,” found its way in Circuit Court on April 19, 2018. While not an expert in taxology of the local Democratic … Continue reading

Democrats Announce Convention Results

The following people will be leading the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee for the next two years: Kristina Zahorik Chair • Nunda 25, Oakwood Hills Ruth Scifo Vice Chair • Algonquin 50, Crystal Lake Michael Bissett Treasurer • Grafton 12, … Continue reading

Observer Kicked Out of McHenry County Democratic Party Convention

The following was written by Joseph Monack: Tonight I went to the McHenry County Democratic Party’s convention to see who they would nominate for their leadership positions in what’s shaking up to be a very good year for them. Their … Continue reading

Both Party’s Chairmen Retiring

April 18th will be an interesting night. That the date both the Republican and Democratic Parties will hold conventions to select who whill lead them for the next two years. Long-time Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett is not running for … 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

Democratic Party Machinations

I wrote earlier of the extraordinary number of Precinct Committeemen appointments made by McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett. Then, there was an outburst from Democratic Party former District 4 County Board candidate Robert Rosenberg after the last Democratic … Continue reading

Carole Cheney, the Second Democrat Who Wants to Face Off Against Peter Roskam

Yesterday, Sean Casten, what the first 6th Congressional District primary candidate to address McHenry County Democrats at McHenry County College said was presented. Today, we look at what Carole Cheney has to say. She is the former District Chief of … Continue reading

Sean Casten, Carole Cheney, Democratic Party Aspirants to Oppose Republican Peter Roskam in McHenry County

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee heard eight candidates Wednesday night. Two seek to unseat incumbent Congressman Peter Roskam in the 6th Congressional District: Sean Casten Carole Cheney There are more Democrats running in this suburban congressional district where Hillary … Continue reading

Dem County Chairmen’s Association Endorses Pritzker, How Did McHenry County Dem Chairman Vote?

Did Michael Bissett, the Democratic Party Chairman from McHenry County, vote with the majority of his peers to endorse J.B. Pritzker for Governor? Did he even attend the meeting? After the endorsement became public, I asked him by email whom … 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