County Board Appointments

The agenda for next Tuesday’s McHenry County Board meeting includes the following recommendations for appointment: McHENRY COUNTY ETHICS COMMISSION John J.W. Guanci, III McHENRY COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION James G. McConnell (Chairman) … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Files Ethics Complaint against Joe Gottemoller and Anna May Miller

After the McHenry County Board refused to place township consolidation referendums on the Primary Election ballot, Bob Anderson was a bit more than disappointed. First he filed an Open Meeting Act complaint against the County Board, claiming that neither Michele … Continue reading

County Board in the “We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent” Mode

At least that’s what it looks like when the Management Services Committee recommended two of the so-called Ethics Commmission members who didn’t see anything wrong with Andy Zinke’s using county property for political purposes. Since the Chairman did not reapply … Continue reading

Three Apply for Ethics Commission Appointment

Scott Hartman resigned as a member of the McHenry County Ethics Commission upon accepting appointment as Deputy County Administrator. Three people have applied to fill the vacancy created: Lloyd R. Everard – Crystal Lake Michael Stanard – Woodstock Joseph Algers … Continue reading

Interviews for Ethics Commission Post Monday

Starting at 8:30 Monday morning, five applicants for the McHenry County Ethics Commission will be interviewed by the Management Services Committee at the County Administrative Center. You can hear them if you come. 1. 8:30 a.m. – Tamara DeModica’s interview … Continue reading

County Looking for Person Who Knows the Difference Between Right and Wrong for Ethics Commission

Actually, the press release below from the McHenry County Board doesn’t indicate that the Board members are “looking for people who know the difference between right and wrong.” That would be nice though, wouldn’t it? Maybe someone who still believes … Continue reading

Would Anyone Who Knows the Difference Between Right & Wrong Like to be on McHenry County’s So-Called “Ethics” Commission?

McHenry County is seeking applicants for various commissions, including the McHenry County Ethics Commission. You remember its performance, right? When Undersheriff Andy Zinke used his office email account to send a blatantly political message to County Board members, the so-called … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Editor Agrees Sheriff’s Candidate Andy Zinke’s Office Email Was Political

New Northwest Herald Editor Jason Schaumburg agrees that the email sent to all McHenry County Board members was political in nature.  (Read the email here.) Here is the top part of his comments about the McHenry County Ethics Commission decision: … Continue reading

Skinner Ethics Complaint about Zinke Political Email Found Insufficient

Meeting this afternoon at the Administrative Building, the McHenry County Ethics Commission voted 4-0 that Cal Skinner’s ethics complaint against Undersheriff Andy Zinke was not sufficient. The Commission gave no idea to the public or the parties why they reached … Continue reading

McHenry County Ethics Commission Will Hear Complaint about Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s Using Office Email for Political Purposes

I mailed the complaint last week and the McHenry County Ethics Commission will hold its hearing next Thursday: The ETHICS COMMISSION has scheduled a meeting for Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. to conduct a hearing to determine sufficiency … Continue reading