Inoculation by Litigation

Prior to the Primary Election allies of Jack Franks sent scurrilous postcards against Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Clerk. The beneficiary in the GOP Primary Election was the former Clerk of the … Continue reading

Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Identity Postponed Until December

McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio was in court today again in a suit against Breaker Press. That is the printer of the smear pieces claiming he had taken a vacation using a “slush fund,” as well as hired “cronies” … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Says He Will Serve as Both Recorder and Clerk, If Elected; State’s Attorney Says It’s OK

A press release from Joe Tirio: If elected, Tirio agrees to serve as Recorder without pay until offices are consolidated WOODSTOCK, IL – As election day looms near, some are asking what will happen to the Recorder’s office if Tirio … Continue reading

Tribune Endorses Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk

The Chicago Tribune has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for McHenry County Clerk. “He kept his word” jumped out of the endorsement to me. There is only one endorsement for McHenry County because the Democrats challenged none … Continue reading

Tax Accountability Endorses Joe Tirio for County Clerk

The political arm of Jim Tobin’s tax fighting group, Tax Accountability, has endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio for County Clerk. September 10, 2018 J o e T i r i o 720 S. Eastwood Dr., #153 Woodstock, … Continue reading

Paula Yensen’s Comments on Recorder’s Automation Fund : Schuster’s Notes vs Delayed Recording

After being chided in a comment under her article about Paula Yensen’s having used the term “slush fund” to describe the Automation Fund in Joe Tirio’s Recorder’s Office, former County Board member Ersel Schuster wrote the following: My Mom and … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Cleared in Campaign Finance Complaint from Active Jack Franks’ Supporter

It doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks does not want Joe Tirio elected McHenry County Clerk. Consider that Tirio’s campaign for Recorder of Deeds was based on the theme of consolidating … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Sues to Find Who’s Behind Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund

A press release from McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio’s attorney Philip Prossnitz: Joe Tirio Files Suit to Unmask Illinois Integrity Fund Who is the “Illinois Integrity Fund” that sent our mailers during the primary in March? Joe Tirio wants to … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Tirio for County Clerk

Against an invisible opponent who filed for bankruptcy the day she filed for the Repuboican nomination for County Clerk, the Northwest Herald endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe for County Clerk. It probably helped that Tirio fulfilled his 2016 … Continue reading

Heading Toward Huntley

Drove down Sunday to the Huntley Park District building for coffee and cake event sponsored by District 6 County Board candidates Orville Brettman and Ersel Schuster, plus County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and judicial candidate Demetri Tsilimigras. From the signs … Continue reading

Slate Promoted in Mailing on West Side of County

Here’s a mailing promoting the candidacies of the following candidates: For Governor – Jeanne Ives For Judge – Demetri Tsilimingas For County Clerk – Joe Tirio For County Board – Orville Brettman & Ersel Schuster In the referendum to abolish … Continue reading

Tirio Rebuts Hit Piece, e.g., “I haven’t hired four cronies (I haven’t even hired four regular people!)”

Under the article showing the hit piece a previously unknown Political Action Committee (“Illinois Integrity Fund”) has sent out, McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio, who is currently Recorder of Deeds, left the following comment: For the record: – I … Continue reading

Pop-Up Committee Reminiscent of Committee that Attacked Steve Reick Mails

Something called the “Illinois Integrity Fund” from 2815 Forbs Avenue in Hoffman Estates, 60192, seems to be the dark money source for those opposing Jack Franks’ push toward total control of McHenry County government. Looks a lot like the “Government … Continue reading

NWH Features Bankruptcy Petition of McClellan Choice for County Clerk Successor

The Northwest Herald features a story on one of the Republican candidates running for the party nomination for McHenry County Clerk–Janice Dalton, also known as Janice Jones. Dalton filed for bankruptcy, making her financial dealings fair game for the newspaper. … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Draws GOP Opponent for County Clerk

According to the McHenry County Clerk’s web site, McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio, who based his campaign for that office on eliminating that elected official, putting it under the County Clerk, has drawn an opponent for County Clerk. Her name … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Responds to County Clerk Opponent Andrew Georgi’s Charges

Talk about a fast response, take a read of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds reply to the charges that Democratic Party for County Clerk opponent Andrew Georgi levied at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Democratic Party: Regarding my Democrat opponent’s … Continue reading

Five Countywide Elected Officials in IMRF Pension Program, Four Not

Since the subject of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pensions will be discussed at tomorrow night’s McHenry County Board meeting, I think folks might be interested in seeing which ones are currently participating in pension program.  They follow: Not on the … Continue reading