CL Independence Day Parade – Part 8 – Lauren Underwood

Right after the Republicans came the McHenry County Democratic Party banner. Lauren Underwood, the woman running against Randy Hultgren for Congress in the 14th District, was first in line. It was easy to see who the candidate was with Underwood … 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 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

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

Chris Kennedy Coming to MCC Oct. 18th

Another candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor is coming to McHenry County. Chris Kennedy will speak at the McHenry County College auditorium on Wednesday, October 18th. In addition, candidates seeking to oppose incumbent Republican Peter Roskam will speak. Doors … Continue reading

Democrats Fill 72 Precinct Committeeman Slots

My analysis of the information published by the McHenry County Clerk (see below) may off here or there, but what I found shows a tremendous effort on the part of the Democratic Party to build an infrastructure at the precinct level. … Continue reading

Messages the Democrats Didn’t Get Out – District 4

Showing readers what might have been sent to their mailboxes by the McHenry County Democratic Party before the election. It’s a zoned campaign pieced, designed to be delivered by the Post Office. A lot were delivered in the most rural … Continue reading

Democrats on the Crystal Lake Grade School Board

If you live in McHenry County Board District 3 or have read Democrat Diane Johnson’s campaign literature, you know she was on the Crystal Lake District 47 Elementary School Board for 18 years. I post this because there are commenters … Continue reading

Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

Dems Seek to Replace District 4 County Board Candidate for Second Time

The Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen from McHenry County Board District 3 met Sunday morning at 9 at the Hidden Pearl Cafe in McHenry. The meeting was held to replace caucused candidate Patrick Arnold, who was slated in early August, but … Continue reading

Contributions to Democratic Party County Board Candidates

Having found big money going from Vince Foglia to Republican County Board candidates, I decided to look at what Democrats have received. Reports must be made if a candidate raises or spends $5,000, so a lot of campaigns, especially local … Continue reading