Jack Franks’ Carpenters Union Cat’s Paw’s Election Board Complaint Against County GOP Fizzles

Carpenters Union official Ronald Eck, a fervent supporter of Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank, filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections against the McHenry County Republican Party for bad campaign financing reporting. Specifically, that … Continue reading

Want to Replace Karen McConnaughay on the Fall Ballot for State Senate?

Here’s where you should send your resume and other relevant information: [email protected] The Republican 33rd District Legislative Committee will hold interviews of applicants wishing to fill the vacancy in nomination resulting from Senator Karen McConnaughay’s withdrawal as a candidate at the … Continue reading

Will Parking Be Tight at Tonight’s GOP McHenry VFW Meeting to Nominate Shannon Teresi?

With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune With the Northwest Herald and the Chicago Tribune running articles about the McHenry VFW’s Queen of Heaths raffle, plus an expected youth baseball game, the parking may be scarce for the 7 … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Gets GOP Fall Ballot Nod for McHenry County Auditor

On Tuesday, Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi was voted Board to serve out the remaining months of retired County Auditor Pam Palmer’s term by the McHenry County Board. She was nominate by Democratic Party Board Chairman after GOP members made it … Continue reading

Old Establishment Fields “Reform Slate”

In an email sent by McHenry County Board member Joe Gottemoller, a slate of candidates for McHenry County Republican Party officers has been revealed. The contents of the email follows: Introducing the Reform Party Slate. On Wednesday night you are … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Barnstormer Fundraiser Next Week

Chat With Republican Friends, Old and New Saturday, March 17th is the McHenry County Republican Party for their really inexpensive “Barnstormer” fundraiser. The event will be held Saturday, March 17th, at: Lake in The Hills Airport 8195 Pyott Rd. Lake … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party to Host Barnstormer Fundraiser – Date Update

The event will be held on Saturday, March 17, instead of Friday, March 16th. Enjoy Corned Beef and Cabbage at LITH Airport Friday, March 16th is the date chosen by the McHenry County Republican Party for their “Barnstormer” fundraiser. This … Continue reading

Precinct Committeemen Contests Few Except in McHenry Township GOP

Haven’t done a count, but it seems that fewer people are running for party precinct committeemen. There are some contests, however, which are listed below. Most are in McHenry Township, where the Old Establishment, remnants of the Al Jourdan organization, … 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

Former Cary School Board President Chris Spoerl Being Put Forth by Jack Franks to Replace Andrew Gasser on the County Board

To no one’s surprise McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has nominated someone to replace Andrew Gasser who was not recommended by the County’s Republican Party. County Chairman Sandra Salgado offered Franks two GOP’s nominees: David Stieper, an attorney and … Continue reading

Brian Sager Resigns as GOP Precinct Committeeman

Woodstock Mayor and Greenwood Township Republican Precinct Committeeman sent the following July 22nd email of resignation of his GOP Committeeman post. Upon consideration of conversations at last night’s meeting of Republican Precinct Committee Men and Women, I have determined the … Continue reading

Lincoln Day Dinner Scheduled for Feb 6th

A press release from the McHenry County Republican Party: MCGOP brings retired NFL Star and Elite Special Forces Veteran for Leadership Dinner The McHenry County Republican Party is holding its annual Lincoln Leadership Dinner on February 6th at the Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Hot Contest Expected for GOP Committeemen Slots

As those who follow Republican politics know, the Establishment was outworked by those grouped around McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi in the last Primary Election. Not only did Bill Prim narrowly beat Establishment-endorsed Chief Deputy Sheriff Andy Zinke, but … Continue reading

Republican Party Unveils New Web Site

Under the leadership of Sandra Salgado, the McHenry County Republican Party has unveiled its new web site. The front page features the speech that Salgado gave when the Crystal Lake campaign headquarters was opened. The web site is still under … Continue reading

McHenry County Party Conventions Tonight at 7 in Crystal Lake

Republican and Democratic Party Central Committees will meet on opposite sides of Crystal Lake tonight at 7:30 to select officers and conduct other business. Both have open to the public in past years. Details for the Democrats follow: Wednesday, April … Continue reading

Two Vie for Alqonquin Township GOP Vice Chairmanship

Two men are seeking the Vice Chairmanship of the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee tonight at a meeting to be held at the Township Highway garage meeting room at 7:30 tonight. They are the current Vice Chairman Tom McDermott, who … Continue reading