County Board Member Larry Smith Goes Full-Bore Free Enterprise in Opposition to Government Subsidized Solar Farms

At last Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting, District 6 member Larry Smith was not shy about his opposition to solar farms on prime farmland. He doubled down at the McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Dan McConchie for Re-Election to State Senate, Plus Links to Answers to Election Forum Questions

The Chicago Tribune has endorsed State Senator Dan McConchie for re-election. He was appointed to replace Dan Duffy when Duffy retired early and won the 2016 election for a two-year term. The endorsement is below: 26th District: For first-term Sen. … Continue reading

County Board District 4, 5 & 6 Candidates Up Thursday, October 11th

Half of the McHenry County Board District’s candidates had their chance to present credentials and answer questions on Monday. Thursday at 7 at McHenry County College,, the McHenry County League of Women Voters will offer the other candidates for the … Continue reading

Disappointment with League of Women Voters’ Senate Candidate Forum

When the six candidates running for the State Senate appeared at a forum conducted by the McHenry County League of Women Voters, I submitted a question which was not asked. It asked candidates if they would have another job while … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 11 – Opening and Closing Statements

Coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats concludes with a combination of opening and closing statements by the six candidates.  I was taking photos for a lot of his, so notes are … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 10 – Three Highest Priorities

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of their three highest priorities. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 9 – Health Care, State-Run Health Insurance

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of health care, including whether candidates favored a state-run health insurance plan. And the candidates had a minute to … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 8 – Term Limits

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of Term Limits. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 7 – Protecting Students from Gun Violence

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of how to protect students from gun violence. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 6 – Campaign Contributions

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of campaign contributions. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

League of Women Voters County Clerk & State Rep. Candidates’ Night Thursday at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has combined the County Clerk’s and the State Rep.in one candidates’night. The McHenry County College event will be held at 7. Running for County Clerk are Joe Tirio Andrew Georgi Running for State … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 5 – Budget Shortfall

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of  what to do with the State’s budget shortfall. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 4 – Real Estate Taxes, Cap or Reduce, How Finance Schools & Libraries

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the question of whether property taxes should be capped or reduced and “how do you propose to help schools and libraries–two … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 3 – Abortion

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized. My notes are below: 32nd District Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would never … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 2 – Recreational Marijuana

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to whether the use of marijuan for recreational use should be legalized. I did not take verbatim notes, by the way. … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 1 – Taxing Retirement Income

Rather than staying up late tonight to write a comprehensive article on the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats, I think I’ll do separate articles on varioius questions. First up, whether they would tax … Continue reading

Crystal Lake City Council & High School District 155 Candidates’ Night at MCC on Thursday, Feb. 16th

The McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night at McHenry County College’s auditorium. Candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and Crystal Lake High School District 155 will appear at 6:30 to meet personally and 7 … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler Faces Off Against Allen Skillicorn at Jacobs HS

Someone else will have to tell readers what happened in the comment section, because I was at an Informed Choices banquet in Kildeer Thursday night. The crowd does not seem particularly robust. The two are running to replace retiring State … Continue reading